What could be more revitalising on a lazy summer’s night than the refreshing fragrances of a candle wafting through your home? They are a great way to recreate the lasting warmth of the sun, and tantalise with scents that everyone can enjoy.

From citrus to florals, there are so many enticing, refreshing fragrances to choose from that it can be tricky to decide without a guiding hand. That’s why we’ve put together a definitive list of the most invigorating scents you can find this summer. All that’s left to do is grab your favourite, sit back and relish in the wonderful mood they bring.

Grapefruit and Jasmine

Refreshing Fragrances

Sweet, seductive jasmine marries beautifully with the sharp aspects of grapefruit to create a stunning combination of scents. Jasmine is a time-honoured natural remedy for stress, while grapefruit alleviates fatigue and refocuses the senses – making our grapefruit and jasmine collection the perfect accompaniment to moments of quiet reflection in the sun.

Get the scent: Aromatherapy Grapefruit & Jasmine 1 Wick Candle

Rose and Patchouli

summer scents

No living room would be complete without the heady mix of rose and patchouli. The exotic notes of patchouli blend delightfully with the homely fragrance provided by the rose. A certain freshness is present throughout the scent, bringing the outdoors in when the scent is enjoyed around the home.

Get the scent: Aromatherapy Rose & Patchouli

Orange Zest

summer scents

Is there a better adjective to describe orange than ‘zingy’? We don’t think so. A particular favourite during the hotter months, thirst-quenching orange juice really hits the spot as a way to start a sunny morning off right – and the same can be said when you light a zesty orange-fragranced candle. The citrus elements are well-known to perk you up and ease your mind as you prepare for the day ahead. Be sure to explore our selection of orange-scented diffusers, too.

Get the scent: Aromatherapy Orange & Blossom 1 Wick Candle

Rosemary and Bergamot

summer scents

One of the most universally appealing scents in the Parks range. Rosemary and bergamot should not be missed with their spirited and enlivening qualities. Rosemary’s herbal properties have been shown to boost mental clarity and memory power. So it doubles as a great help for the kids swotting-up during those all-important summer exams. As for bergamot, it’s a classic crowd-pleaser, owing to its subtle, elegant freshness that makes it easy to pair with other fragrances. Our rosemary and bergamot range is popular during this season. Setting a light yet positive tone that suits virtually any occasion or ambience.

Get the scent: Aromatherapy Rosemary & Bergamot 1 Wick Candle

Fresh orchid and Lotus Flower


When you think of summer, you think of sun rays, far-off shores and the pull of tropical climes. But you can just as easily create that vibe without setting foot on a plane; all you need is the right blend of scents. Polynesian orchids and lotus flowers imbue any home with a mysterious, exotic freshness, while hibiscus brings to mind the delicacy of traditional rose. It’s the spirit of summer, wrapped up in a neat little package.

Get the scent: Parks Exclusive Orchid & Lotus Flower Candle

Lily of the Valley

Refreshing Fragrances and scents
Lily of the valley

A staple on those romantic midsummer nights, few fragrances hold a candle to the gentle notes produced by lily of the valley. A contemporary update of the classic floral scent. Lily of the valley imbues this candle with a freshness which is unassuming at first, and then, truly divine.

Get the scent: Aromatherapy Lily of the Valley

Lemongrass and Mint

Refreshing Fragrances for summer evening

Clean and fresh, lemongrass is a fantastic base note for energizing fragrances, and works especially well opposite notes of mint. The purifying essence of this candle offers a welcome retreat from the heat of the midday sun, and conjures the same sensation as a cool summer breeze. We recommend checking out our diffuser sets to discover an extra-potent experience.

Get the scent: Aromatherapy Lemongrass & Mint Diffuser

Lime, Basil and Mandarin

summer fragrances

Few refreshing fragrances say summer like lime, basil and mandarin. A concoction worthy of a pool-side cocktail. It evokes the crispness of gin and tonic, the refreshing bite of the basil leaf, and the sharp zest of this member of the orange family. In a vibrant blend sure to promote thoughts of sunshine. You won’t want to run out of this beautiful scent in the warmer months.

Get the scent: Lime, Basil and Mandarin Luxury Gift Set

Lavender and May Chang

summer scents

Lavender is a tried and trusted herb that works as a great base for a variety of refreshing fragrances. Though none will mask its uniquely woody fragrance. As a key part of our range, lavender is sweet-smelling and fresh all at once, a trait that is only amplified by the citrusy undertones of may chang. You’re guaranteed to be transported back in time when you burn a candle of such nostalgic quality. Akin to sherbet lemon treats on a hazy summer afternoon. Explore our selection today to find the ideal option for you.

Get the scent: Black Magic Lavender, May Chang & Green Tea 1 Wick Candle


Refreshing Fragrances for Summer

The unique perfume of gardenia makes for an arresting scent during summer. With a cooling jolt to calm the mood as you wind down for the evening. An intoxicating flower, gardenia has a lasting scent – whether lit or not. So we blend it carefully into our 100% natural wax candles to strike the right balance. Gardenia is often thought to promote soothing feelings, so you’ll hopefully be calmed whenever you pass by.

Get the scent: Aromatherapy Gardenia 1 Wick Candle

Green tea

Refreshing Fragrances

If lounging in the sun all day has left you a little hot and bothered. Nothing will bring you back to zero like a green tea candle. This stimulating fragrance is an ode to the majesty of the humble leaf, with extracts that have a real kick when lit. Herby and oriental, green tea lifts the mood in a totally different way to other scents categorised as fresh. While still acting as a great second fiddle to many bold fragrances. We love it combined with bergamot and sandalwood. But the most joyous celebration of green tea comes when we use the other ingredients to help to shine on its own.

Get the scent: Aromatherapy Green Tea 1 Wick Candle

scent guide banner

You may like...


Read more


Read here


Cheerful muscular young woman with ponytail and black tights performing dead lift barbell exercises with other students

Read here

However you spend the long sunlit days of summer. Our luxury refreshing fragrances prove the perfect accompaniment to a hazy evening. To discover our complete collection of luxury candles and diffusers, visit the homepage today.