The Five Best Candles for Spring and Summer
You wouldn’t deck your halls with balsam fir in May, and donning a fur in June would make you look like a hobo, so why are you still burning last season’s candles?
Olfactory accessories are as important to your home as insisting Helga properly polishes the floor. The following are your ‘sniped selections for spring and summer.
1. 1er Mai by Frederic Malle
This is as close as you can get to a twined bundle of lily of the valleys — pristine and bright.
(burn time: approx. 40-50 hours – 7.5 ounces – $80. Aedes De Venustas)
Inspired by Marie Antoinette’s love of gardening, (no, seriously) Cire Trudon has created an opulent candle with notes of wild herbs, hyacinth, and roses, with a slight hint of moss.
(burn time: approx. 80 hours – 9.5 ounces -$80. Aedes de Venustas)
3. Baies by Dyptique
Our personal favorite that gently fills the room with the scent of freshly cut roses and peonies.
(burn time: approx. 50-60 hours – 6.5 ounces – $60. Aedes de Venustas)
This is a great thank-you-for-inviting-me-to-your-beach-house candle. The scent is overwhelmingly tomato leaf-y but paired with their Tuscan Olive candle it’s like breathing in a caprese salad. Combined, they stand up well to al fresco dining, and are perfect for the kitchen.
(burn time: 40 hours approx. – 4.4 ounces – $28. Global Table)
5. 888 Collection by Ralph Lauren
This is just the sort of thing that people like, who like that sort of thing. Heady with tuberose and a gentle scent of magnolia — clean and fresh. This smells like rich white people.
(burn time: 40 hours approx. – 9.2 ounces – currently on sale $42. Ralph Lauren)