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I’ve wanted to write a guide to the best Bath and Body Works candles for summer for quite some time.
For months, actually, around the time I told you about the Yankee Candle Art in the Park collection.
I’ve been so focused on writing about plenty of MAC products that I have left aside scented candles for a bit.
Well, I have not forgotten that summer time is lurking, and where I am settled for the next few months, Barcelona, it already feels like summer.
And what’s best to celebrate summer closing in than a guide to the best Bath and Body Works candles for summer?
It’s been a while since I’ve written about the strongest Bath and Body Works scents and other perfect candles for Christmas.
And I have to be honest, I missed creating those scented candle guides for you.
So let’s start, and if you’re also a fan of Yankee Candle, don’t forget to check out the guide to the best Yankee Candle scents for summer!
12 Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer (+ Strongest)
In this guide, I will tell you about all kinds of perfect Bath and Body Works candles for summer.
The majority of the candles are on the softer side in terms of fragrance notes, with notes of fruit, water and flowers.
However, as always, I make it a point to select only scented candles with a medium to strong throw.
In any case, all the fragrance notes of these handpicked Bath and Body Works candles for summer are listed beneath each product picture.
That way, you can make a more enlightened choice easily!
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Rose & Lychee
What it smells like: just so sweetly floral and fruity.
Fragrance notes: wild rose, sugared lychee and delicate raspberries.
Straight from the White Barn range, which offers some absolutely exquisite, fresh and sophisticated candle scents.
If you can’t afford luxury candle brands, the White Barn candles offer some really beautiful, sleek packagings.
The White Barn Rose & Lychee candles is perfect for whoever wants to smell a touch of fruity note during the day.
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Japanese Cherry Blossom
What it smells like: the fragrance equivalent of your little black dress—beautiful, timeless and undeniably feminine.
Fragrance notes: pear, Japanese cherry blossom and sandalwood.
Another floral candle, but worry not, we’ll get to the sweet and ocean scented candles in a minute!
The Japanese Cherry Blossom is one of the best Bath and Body Works candles for summer for whoever loves the delicate note of cherry blossom.
On a side note, when I was still living in the UK, I would love going to look for new places to see the cherry blossom in London.
And actually, Japanese Cherry Blossom was one of the only candles I found at Bath & Body Works in London.
It’s just that famous, and not at all only for spring.
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Gingham
What it smells like: a fresh, vibrant, happy celebration of everything you love about Bath & Body Works.
Fragrance notes: blue freesia, white peach, fresh clementine, violet and clean musk.
Another one for those who are looking for fresh and floral Bath and Body Works candles for summer: Gingham.
It’s really that signature B&BW scent perfect for both spring and summer.
In the blend, clementine and peach mix with violet, musk and freesia, giving off a real warm day vibe.
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Pink Pineapple Sunrise
What it smells like: savoring juicy tropical fruits at dawn.
Fragrance notes: sweet pink pineapple, palm sugar and sun-drenched nectar.
One of my first Bath and Body Works candles for summer was Pineapple Mango, but for some reason, I haven’t been able to get my hands on it for a while.
In the meantime, one scent that gives off the same atmosphere is that of the Pink Pineapple Sunrise candle.
Sweet, sweet, sweet is the keyword for this summer candle, which mixes pineapple, nectar and sugar.
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Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Sundrenched Linen
What it smells like: just-washed laundry on a sunny summer day.
Fragrance notes: fresh linen, crisp tart apple and soft musk.
Again, for whoever is more a fan of sandalwood candles and the like rather than chocolate scented candles, I have another fresh scent.
Sundrenched Linen is another one of the strongest Bath and Body Works candles for summer.
In the mix, apple, musk and linen blend to give a sweet, fresh summery vibe.
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Cactus Blossom
What it smells like: a sweet, crisp, tropical oasis.
Fragrance notes: desert cactus flower petals, fresh sparkling citrus and warm vanilla coconut.
I mentioned Cactus Blossom in a couple of other guides already, and indeed, it’s one of the strongest Bath and Body Works candles for summer.
Not too strong that it gives you a headache, but strong enough that you can really feel summer vibes around you when it burns.
In the blend, coconut and vanilla are softened by cactus flower petals, and elevated with sparkling citrus.
Overall, a very energizing, feminine candle scent to burn from the morning to the evening.
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Cucumber Melon
What it smells like: cool, sweet and just so classic.
Fragrance notes: crisp cucumber, watery honeydew, summer cantaloupe, sparkling grapefruit and sheer woods.
For those of you who would like to find the strongest and freshest Bath and Body Works candles for summer, take a look at the Cucumber Melon candle.
This is an utterly fresh candle, with a dash of fruity, tropical notes and probably one of the dreamiest out of this entire lot.
Feminine, yet fresh enough that anyone can get it, especially if you’re looking for summer candles for men.
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Eucalyptus Spearmint
What it smells like: a day at the spa with your fresh, herbal favorites.
Fragrance notes: fresh spearmint, clary sage and eucalyptus leaf.
Eucalyptus Spearmint is one of the most famous Bath and Body Works candle scents, and whether it is summer or winter, it’s a great one to have.
It’s part of the Aromatherapy candles, and it is a great pick if you really want to relax.
Honestly, I debated whether to include Eucalyptus Spearmint in this guide, since the flavors of the candles are so pure and Christmas tree-ey.
However, I do think that the freshness of the trees is actually very welcome when the summer air is already hot.
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Midnight Blue Citrus
What it smells like: a refreshing breeze on a warm summer night.
Fragrance notes: juicy citrus, fresh spring water and sweet mango.
Midnight Blue Citrus is one of the great Bath and Body Works candles for summer, and a great pick for guys as well.
It reminds me a little bit of the Eucalyptus Spearmint candle in that it’s fresh enough to counter the hot weather.
Really fresh, with notes water mixed with citrus and mango, this is a perfect choice to really bring freshness at home.
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: White Gardenia
What it smells like: a sweet, lush garden in full bloom.
Fragrance notes: classic white gardenia, fresh picked greenery, sweet apple and white tuberose.
Another perfect Bath and Body Works candle for summer would also be amazing during spring and winter: White Gardenia.
This is another one of the most stunning summer scents B&BW offers, with a mix of gardenia, greenery, a floral note of tuberose and apple.
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Island Margarita
What it smells like: a classic tropical cocktail.
Fragrance notes: sweet mandarin, island mango and sea salt.
I love really sweet, fruity candles – especially mango candles for some reason.
One of my first ever summer Bath and Body Works candles was Sweet Maui Mango, and I loved it so much I got the body mist as well.
With the Island Margarita candle, I find the same kind of really sweet, really summery notes of mango, mandarin and sea salt.
Well, I won’t make you wait any longer; this one is probably one of the best Bath and Body Works candles ever released for summer.
It seems like it has been repackaged for this summer, but the scent is the same kind of amazing, really mangeo-ey scent.
Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer: Lakeside Morning
What it smells like: cool, sweet, fresh alone time on the dock.
Fragrance notes: crisp autumn air, white driftwood and a hint of green apple.
Lakeside Morning is one of my favorite summer Bath and Body Works scents, simply because it can suit both male and female tastes.
In the fragrance blend, you have some fresh notes of autumn air and driftwood, coupled with tangy apple.
Which leads me to say that if you’re ever looking for Bath and Body Works candles for autumn, Lakeside Morning would also probably be a great choice.
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12 Best Bath and Body Works Candles for Summer (+ Strongest)
There you have them, all the best Bath and Body Works candles for summer!
Hopefully, from fresh scents to ocean scented candles, you’ll find here everything you’re looking for.
Especially if you’re after strong Bath and Body Works candles, of course!
Until next time!
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