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Recently MindBodyGreen wrote a blog post about the 5 best floral scents to enjoy before the end of summer. August marks the beginning of the end of summer and soon we'll be into warm, cozy and spicy fragrances. Before that season starts, let's take some time to stop and smell the flowers.

The 5 florals they suggest are rose, geranium, tuberose, neroli and jasmine. I scanned our entire store and selected candles that I thought not only best represented those notes but that also worked well during this hot and steamy month. The following candles are bright, vibrant and fabulous.


For rose I selected one of my favorite fragrances by Lafco. Music Room (Fleurs de Baies) is a peppy rose with black currant that gives it a great punch. The touch of raspberry keeps this fragrance youthful and cheery. I love the color on the keepsake, hand-blown glass vessel as well. It's beautiful burning and lasts about 100 hours.

The geranium candle I selected is Aura Clairvoyant which has yuzu grapefruit, cassis, orange and rose geranium. I can really pick up the geranium in this scent which is probably why I love it so much! Rose geranium happens to be one of my favorite fragrances. This uber clean citrus scent is perfect anytime you want to clean the air or wake up.

A while back I tested all the tuberose candles in the store to see how they compare and to find the one that best represents the flower. I absolutely adored the Voluspa Tuberosa di Notte candle. It make the whole house feel open and bright without being heavy or overdone. I appreciated the softest hint of agave to add a touch of sweetness. I really like the 12oz jar in the Maison Noir collection. The Voluspa tin candles are great for travel or gifts, but I prefer a translucent vessel.



Neroli is a powerful scent and we love what Votivo created with their new Jasmine Neroli fragrance. It's warm and honeyed with touches of fruit and vanilla. With jasmine, tuberose and neroli it's surprisingly not overly floral. We recommend this scent if you're looking for something with a little more depth and warmth. 


For jasmine we have to go with Nest Bamboo. It's a classic and icon in the candle instrustry stemming from the ultra-popular Slatkin Bamboo Jasmine (no longer available). The Nest Bamboo candle by Laura Slatkin fills your home with bold jasmine and fresh green accords. Customers love this fragrance when they open their summer homes for the first time to clear out the stuffy air in an instant. If you're looking for strong candles, be sure to try Nest Fragrances. The votive candle is better for smaller spaces, like powder rooms, or if you don't want to be overwhelmed with scent. The 8oz size is great for average to large rooms. Go for the 3-wick size if you have a very large space or love to be smothered in scent. Plus, the vessel is gorgeous and makes a great candy dish when the candle is done.

We hope you take time to stop and smell the flowers before summer is over and we dive into warmer fragrances. There are so many beautiful florals!