September sweeps in, and suddenly storefronts are lined with fall’s iconic orange fruit. But not everyone rings in pumpkin season with equal fanfare. Maybe you’re still holding tightly to the final days of summer, thrilled to soak in everything sun-kissed and ocean-splashed before shorter days and cooler evenings kick in. If they have to drag you into fall kicking and screaming—this list of gorgeous late-summer candles is just for you!
Let everyone else settle into their fall routine—you can still punch your ticket to paradise! Kick back and bask in the candlelight of these fan-favorite summer candles. Whether you love a leisurely sun-soaked afternoon under the big blue sky or sipping on a buzzy umbrella drink, these candlemakers have just what you need to enjoy the last days of summertime!
Soak in the Last Days of Summer With These Wanderlusty Candles
L'atelier de Claire (HI)
La Lumière Candle, Lanikai
Maker: Jee Hye Park
Get a splash of the Hawaiian Islands delivered straight to your door with Lanikai. This Honolulu-based chandler pours a gorgeous ocean-inspired blend of fresh water, lavender, and mossy wood. Encircling each candle is a layer of crystal-clear gel wax showcasing a panorama of sparkling shells and seaglass.
Cedar Lane Candle Company (VA)
Maker: Haley Upton
Forget candied apples and nutmeg—you can still breathe in a bouquet of lush seaside fare! Sun-ripened grapefruit, peach, and tart mangosteen whip together into a breezy summertime favorite that explodes with the sweet spark of citrus.
Coast and Salt (TX)
Maker: Tish Holman
Miss those warm afternoons watching fluffy clouds billow in the breeze? Sky recalls dreamy, carefree days of summer, watching distant storms while pointing out clouds shaped like animals and ex-presidents. Lavender dances with sugar cane for a tranquil vibe that only summer can bring.
Aparis Candle Co. (NY)
Maker: Lisa Tavarez
Let your to-do list become a tomorrow-list. Island Dreams is ready to shake up your afternoon with a taste of the tropics. Coconut water pours over beach rose and warm sand, with a kiss of ocean mist wandering through the air.
Cactus + Vine (AZ)
Maker: Brigid Trainor
Nature lovers will adore this desert-dwelling blend of vibrant green succulents. Instead of settling for fresh-crushed foliage, you’ll dive into a sunny cactus aroma that screams summer. Plus, Cactus + Vine pours each dreamy scent into an upcycled wine bottle that matches the mood.
Blu Dream Candles (NY)
Maker: Cynthia Molloy
While everyone else cozies up to cooler temps, you can still send your senses to a sun-kissed paradise! Blu Dream Candles pours a summer vacation into a jar, filling your space with mandarin, coconut water, and flirty florals.
Porten's on 15th (IN)
Maker: Joe Porten Jr.
Throw on your favorite aloha shirt and cue the island-inspired tunes—Luau will sweep your mind off to Hawaii in no time! Pineapple sways with passion fruit and palm for a lively remedy to your undying summer wanderlust.
Llamacorn Designs (CA)
Maker: Victoria Slavoutskaia
Fall’s nearly here, but that doesn’t mean you need to turn off Vacay Mode! Slap your out-of-office reply back on and take a leisurely afternoon by the beach—without leaving your zip code. Coconut, pineapple, and citrus blend together into a tropical cocktail for your senses. You bring the rum!
Maker: Madison Gaynor
Whisk your imagination away to an Insta-worthy destination with Summer Paradise. Plump and juicy cherries shimmer with zesty citrus into a sunny candle reminiscent of a late-August backyard bash. Kick back and relish memories of rosy sunsets, extended Golden Hours, and a boisterous round of laughs.
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