A fresh lemony scent can trigger wonderful associations from summer cocktails on the lawn, to childhood lemonade stalls, evenings on the patio or dreamy Mediterranean nights. Inherently energizing, a citrus candle or home fragrance makes the perfect little pick-me-up for your desk top at work. Interestingly, the citrus fragrance group also bolsters positivity and has shown to make recipients in tests way less anxious. Our favorite picks are usually light, sweet and refreshing in equal measure- never too overbearing or heavy. Here’s 10 airy citrus-based fragrances that we found easy to fall in love with and that will keep you cool and refreshed over summer.
A by Amara, Sicilian Lemon & Sea Salt Candle, 300g
Encased in a swirling gray marble-style vessel, this grown-up citrus scent from Amara is light, fresh and uplifting with Sicilian lemon and a hint of sea salt.
Cire Trudon, Cyrnos Scented Candle, 270g
Designed to evoke summer memories of an aromatic citrus garden, Cire Trudon named this candle after the 20th Century Cyrnos villa where queens, poets and artists would meet in the shade of the fruit trees. Simply divine.
JO MALONE LONDON™, Jo Malone™ 'Acqua di Limone' Linen Spray
The Acqua di Limone linen spray from Jo Malone will bring the perfect airy citrus scent to the bedroom. Not to be missed if you love light, refreshing and sunny fragrance notes.
AERIN, L'Ansecoy Orange Blossom Candle, 680g
Inspired by the sun kissed orange blossom on the stunning tropical island of Mustique, Estee Lauder’s heiress Aerin Lauder is tasteful and chic, as always.
ILLUME®, Prisma Citronella Outdoor Candle
Perfect for dinners under the stars, our editors felt this was reminiscent of long and lazy summer nights in the garden.
DIPTYQUE, 'Fleur d'Oranger' Room Spray
Fleur d’Oranger from Diptyque creates an instantly rejuvenating and cleansing sensation that reminded us of a crisply scented hotel lobby. Mist it on curtains or take it with you on your summer vacation to keep the atmosphere light, sunny and positive.
VOLUSPA, 'Maison Jardin - Sake Lemon Flower' Two-Wick Candle
Sweet, fresh and full of zing, Voluspa’s Jardin Sake candle is refreshing, but not over-powering. Our editors loved that it can be used as a keep-sake box after usage too.
Ladurée, Scented Candle Orange Blossom, 220g
Floral and fresh, this sweet scent from Parisian brand Ladurée is totally on-point. Warming, sophisticated but not too rich.
ANTICA FARMACISTA, Lemon, Verbena & Cedar Reed Diffuser
This beautiful antique-inspired apothecary bottle contains tart lemon, orange, lemongrass and is clean and light smelling. Perfect for a dreamy all-white summer bedroom.
Orla Kiely, Orange Rind Scented Candle, 200g
Combining orange grind with sandalwood, this layered scent reminded us of summer days at the farmers market. We love the pop of color too.