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Summer’s Sniffings

Courtney & Kylee

We’re back this season with more must-have candle scents. We’ve covered spring, now we’re here for summer.

As summer approaches and the temperatures start to rise, I have to switch up my candle scents. I tend to veer away from heavier, cinnamon laden scents to lighter, fruitier, airier smells. Per usual, Bath and Body Works is my go-to candle shop. Their 3 Wick candles are fantastic! I tried out all the new scents and picked three I thought had potential. I asked the saleswoman what scents were selling well and she noted that the Pineapple Mango and Black Cherry Merlot candles were popular picks.



Courtney’s top Summer 2017 Candle Scents from Bath and Body Works:

  1. Pineapple Mango! So I walked into my daughter’s apartment the other day and she had this candle cranked up and burning merrily away. It was perfect for summer. Light and fruity. I’ve struggled to find the right summer scent so this was quite a find. Finally! I now have a go-to fragrance for summer.   


  1. Black Cherry Merlot. The saleswoman at Bath and Body Works pointed me toward this awesome candle. Love it! It’s a little more neutral than Pineapple Mango…meaning, you could use it any time of year in my opinion. It’s a good one to have on hand.


  1. Sugarcane Pineapple. Very, very similar to Pineapple Mango. I think the only difference is that it’s a little heavier on the pineapple scent than the Pineapple Mango candle. If I had to choose between the two, I’d go with the Pineapple Mango candle but they are both great.


Courtney’s not so favorite summer scents from Bath and Body Works:


  1. Mahogany Coconut. For some reason, I can not get into coconut candle scents. What’s my problem? I love coconut and coconut scents in skin care products. But, I can not tolerate them in candles. Weird. Ok for real? This was one of my favorites for spring. Strongly dissent!


  1. Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla. This is a new scent for Bath and Body Works but if I’m being honest, I don’t care for it which is odd because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Gold Canyon Candle’s Cinnamon Vanilla candle. If you aren’t familiar with Gold Canyon Candles, they are sold by independent consultants (you can contact one in your area via their internet site: goldcanyon.com).


Alright so basically Courtney just poo-pooed my top picks. Literally, I’m not joking. Those two were both on my top list. I strongly disagree. I think mahogany coconut is sleek and refined smelling and cinnamon spiced vanilla is sweet and delicious! Don’t let her dissuade you from amazing candles. But for the sake of variety, I’m going to highlight some different favorites.



Kylee’s Top Summer 2017 Candle Scents from Bath and Body Works:

  1. Watermelon Lemonade. Nothing screams summertime to me quite like watermelon and the watermelon lemonade is my jam. It smells sweet like watermelon with the lemonade coming through at the end. And for those that don’t like over-citrus-y scents, the lemonade is very subtle in this candle.


2. Mineral Springs. This candle took me by surprise. Generally I don’t really go for the “fancy, sophisticated” candle scents they sell, but this one is so fresh and clean, it’s hard to resist. This scent goes perfectly in every room. But, fair warning, it’s not particularly strong compared to some of the others on this list. But it is still great no matter what season you’re burning it in.


3. Sun Soaked Sandalwood. Is it even possible to name off summer scents without saying something beach-y? The answer is no. So here’s my mandatory, ocean themed summer scent. Light this baby up and instantly transport yourself out of your home and instantly to endless beach days.


Kylee’s not so favorite summer scents from Bath and Body Works:


  1. French Lavender. Lavender just reminds me of grandmas. I’m sorry, I just cannot get past this. Lavender also does not smell in any way like summer in my personal opinion. Two thumbs down for me.


  1. Fresh Cut Lilacs. In case you couldn’t tell by now floral scents are not my favorite. So fresh cut lilacs just doesn’t do it for me. It’s not as bad as french lavender, but just a little too sweetly strong for me.

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