Summer is the time of year for traveling and taking in the awe-inspiring excitement of a brand new place. If you don't have any trips on the books yet, you're in luck! We've put together a globe-trotting travel guide of candles, replete with scents that will immediately transport your mind to stunning destinations.
Are you longing for the bustle of a big city? Ready to daydream under the sweet kiss of the tropical sun? Maybe you're the outdoorsy type all set to gear up for a daring quest! Whatever your wanderlust calling, get ready to stamp your sensory passport with these 10 candles inspired by unforgettable travel destinations. Bon voyage!
1. LAX, by Terminal B (California)
Maker: Christopher Breedlove
The chandlers at Terminal B name each candle after a famous airport code so you can land at de Gaulle or Bali's Denpasar without leaving the comfort of your couch. Book a sensory flight to Los Angeles with their LAX candle, a golden hour backdrop of fig, bergamot, and jasmine. Paired with a hot desert blend of tobacco and smoked leather, you'll feel like you're hobnobbing in a celebrity-exclusive speakeasy with every lighting.
2. The Minimalist in Mykonos, by Chalktree WAX Candles (Pennsylvania)
Maker: Monika Tyagi
Pining for romantic sunsets underneath the soft echo of crashing waves? Simply light Mykonos from Chalktree WAX Candles. Explore the sun-soaked cerulean waters and cloud-white sand of one of Greece's top tourist attractions. This candle embraces the cool, airy droplets of Ozonic Accord, blended with sweet notes of melon, jasmine petals, and rosewater.
3. Yellowstone, by Elsewhere Candle Co (Colorado)
Maker: Todd Alexander
Embark on your next adventure with Elsewhere Candle Co! The majesty of U.S. National Parks serves as endless inspiration for this group of nature lovers. Enjoy a petrichor-soaked desert with Joshua Tree, or venture along awe-inspiring volcanic geysers and dramatic canyons with the evergreen-charged Yellowstone. Plus, Elsewhere Candle Co helps keep parks beautiful by donating a portion of proceeds to the National Park Foundation.
4. ROME, by IM Home Candles (New York)
Maker: Ilah Martil
Fueled by insatiable wanderlust, each candle from IM Home Candles is a “souvenir for the senses,” invoking sweet memories of favorite places visited by Ilah and her globe-trotting family. ROME is a fiery bouquet of bright, juicy citrus and herby green spice, igniting the vibe of this romantic and feverish Italian city with every lighting.
5. New York, by Lit City Candles (New York)
Maker: Brittani Cunningham
Start spreading the news—you're leaving today! Transport your imagination to the Big Apple ASAP with this New York candle by Lit City Candles. With a dose of spicy tonka and smooth amaretto, you'll feel supercharged with all the bustle and awe of the greatest city in the world without leaving the comfort of your living room.
6. Hidden Beach, by Lakebound Candle Co. (California)
Maker: Lea Cram
No travel plans in the near future? Don't let that stop you from finding your Hidden Beach! This candle from Lakebound Candle Co. whisks you away to your own private, secluded swath of sand. Get ready to breathe in sweet coconut suntan lotion and the warm kiss of sun-splashed air—this candle is your ticket to paradise!
Answer the call of the tropics—this candle jar is filled with beach vibes!
7. Havana Nights, by Noveltee by Farley (California)
Maker: Louanda Farley
If you're like singer Camila Cabello, and you left half of your heart in Havana (ooh-na-na), this candle from Noveltee by Farley is just the ticket back. In Havana Nights, sultry Cuban smoke dances in the air, holding you close like a lover's embrace. Envelop your living space in white-hot romance!
8. Bangkok—Midnight Bloom, by 676 Candles (California)
Maker: Tennessee Viduya
Punch your ticket to irresistible destinations with the Getaway Collection from 676 Candles. Your sniffer will marvel at Bangkok, a honeyed Neroli scent wrapped around enchanting florals of the midnight hour. Experience the glistening temples and vibrant markets packed with street food vendors from wherever you are in the world!
9. Fig Tree Bay, by Westward Candle Company (Colorado)
Maker: Shana Allen
Next stop on our worldwide tour of scents: Cyprus! Nestled in the island's resort town of Protaras, Fig Tree Bay is known for its wandering pine forest trails and stunning azure waters. Westward Candle Company takes you on a journey to the Mediterranean with bright green floral, breezy ozone, and serene fig and jasmine.
10. The Destination Travel 4-Pack, by Urban Wanderlust Shop (New York)
Maker: Judith Keriopoulos
You might need to size up to the 52-page passport to snag these final sensory stamps! Urban Wanderlust brings together top stops like Jamaica, Maldives, Costa Rica, Punta Cana, and Thailand into a 4-pack of unbeatable travel destinations. Pick your favorite four to immediately transport your mind to the far-off vacation of your dreams!
Questions for discussion and sharing
Do you have any exciting trips booked this summer? What scents remind you of your most favorite getaways? Let us know in the comments!
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