There are so many things to love about summer…the food, the friends, and the music. Summer months are known for the biggest chart-topping jams that put a smile on our faces and a pep in our step. When it's time to move and groove to the music, the right candle or scent is the perfect dance partner!
Whether you're a heavy metal rocker or a lover of high-energy pop, July and August burst with the hottest chart-topping hits that define the year. Set the right mood with more than a song with the right notes—the right notes in a scent can really heat up your summer playlist. Check out these 10 smash-hit candles and fragrances inspired by the music!
1. 90's R&B—Playlist Included, by So Black Candle Co. (Connecticut)
Maker: Kylah Chadwick
With this candle, you'll make every summer night one to remember. High notes of citrus dance with seductive raspberry red wine for a sultry homage to 90s R&B hits. So Black Candle Co. also includes the slow jams—simply scan the accompanying Spotify code to fire up the soulful tracks that swept the decade.
2. Mix Tape Vol. 1, by S ENT NUDES (California)
Maker: Christine Mineart
S ENT NUDES compiles their chart-topping fragrances into one smash-hit collection. It not only arrives tucked into a nostalgic cassette case, but each blend comes with its own curated playlist. Enjoy smooth romantic notes with Love in the Time of Corona, or switch over to the honey-soaked Malia for a more indulgent mix.
3. Deep House, by Playhouse 8 (California)
Maker: Miranda Watson
Slow things down with the liquid grooves of Deep House. Sweet Neroli wanders through woodsy Palo Santo for a hypnotic scent perfect for lounging away those long summer evenings.
4. Emo Prom Date, by Virgins on Fire Candle Co. (New York)
Maker: Jesse Regis
Too cool for the lame punch? Ready to sneak out the bathroom window at the mere hint of one more Wham! or Cyndi Lauper song? Emo Prom Date serves as your melancholy ally, whether you're a bonafide wallflower or secretly in love with the DJ's top 40 tracks.
5. Cinnamon Girl, by Electric Notes Candles (Maryland)
Maker: Gabrielle Mazzullo
If black clothes and spikes are your go-to vibe—let Cinnamon Note fuel your rebellious side. Inspired by punk and goth jams, chandler Electric Notes Candles ignites slow burn listen sessions with your favorite rockers.
6. Private Reserve, by Pins and Wicks (California)
Maker: Kirun Amiri
Pour a drink and grab your guitar. This candle hitmaker Pins and Wicks infuses your jam session with sensual notes of rich amber with mossy vetiver. Private Reserve is a must-have for any true rock-and-roller!
7. Lights Up, by A Golden Aries Shop (New York)
Maker: Kayla White
Get ready to move to the music of Britain's favorite boy-bander-turned-rocker. Each intention candle from A Golden Aries Shop hits the high notes of her musical muse. Plus, groove-ready scents are paired with crystals and flower buds to really set the aromatic mood.
8. Shake It Off, by Wicked Pop Candle Co (Michigan)
Maker: Kristin Bivens
Power up your poolside listening sessions with the queen of blockbuster hits! Wicked Pop Candle Co borrows inspiration from your favorite TV shows, books, and musicians for a one-of-a-kind sensory experience that really pops.
9. British Invasion, by Evoke Candle Co (Texas)
Maker: Gina Giambalvo-Glockler
Is your playlist packed with summer anthems from across the pond? Party down with British Invasion from Evoke Candle Co, an electric blend of traditional Earl Grey Tea with a twist of zesty cucumber. Don't forget to grab a souvenir from the show: shop from a line-up of over a dozen motel-style keychains to commemorate musical hot spots.
10. Let's Disco Holographic Sticker, by Bright North Studio (Oregon)
Maker: Rachel Whipple
Bonus buy: no party is complete without a disco ball! Affix this shimmering holographic sticker to water bottles, laptops, or smart speakers for a non-stop boogie wonderland.
Questions for discussion and sharing
What are your favorite songs to blast during the summer? What music-inspired product immediately spoke to your soul? Let us know in the comments!
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