It's very easy to associate scented candles with the winter months, when it's cold and dark and miserable outside and all you can think about is getting warm and cosy by candlelight, but whilst we agree there are some lovely winter and Christmas-inspired scented candles, there are also many scents that work really well during the warmer summer months.

The key to finding these summer-friendly candles is to choose a fresh, light scent. Citrus smells are easy wins, and of course delicate floral fragrances also work really well.

Here at Alight Candle Company we have a gorgeous selection of summery scented candles in our online store, so here are our top 5 picks:

‘Joy’ – Wild Rose & Sweet Pea

A soft and sweet floral accord with notes of Wild Rose, Sweet Pea, and Hyacinth warmed by a hint of exotic Jasmine. Supported by a base of precious warm woods and Vanilla.

Bergamot & Lotus Blossom

Indulgent Bergamot freshened with Jasmine leading into a decadent heart of Oriental Lotus Blossom, Amberwoods, Musk and Vanilla.

Lime Basil & Mandarin

Sicilian Lime and zesty Bergamot blend into a juicy heart bursting with ripe Mandarins, aquatic white florals, Peppery Basil and Caraway Seeds. Base notes include soft velvety Patchouli and sharp Green Vetivert.

Wild Iris & Cotton Musk

A soft, woody floral scent with a heart of Wild Iris, Meadow Lily, Jasmine and White Neroli, wrapped in a warm Cotton Musk, Amber and creamy Vanilla.

‘Zest’ – Indian Lemongrass & Mango

Mouth-watering Indian Lemongrass, Thai Lime and Italian Lemon is supported by a burst of Melon, fresh Pineapple, Grapefruit and juicy Mango, delivering a gorgeous fresh and fruity scent.