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Top 10: Best Summer 2020 Exotic Kitchen Candles

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

There is nothing worse than a kitchen smelling of cooking smells. Kitchen's are the most likely to acquire foul odours, but are so easy to eradicate. It's extremely important to have a kitchen smelling beautiful as it's usually the hub of the home and the place where we host. Generally speaking, home fragrance is categorised into: candles, plug in, oil reed diffusers, mist diffusers and sprays. Traditionally, summer consumers opt for tropical and bright smells, and if you haven't already swapped from your winter products then now is the time! This blog is going to review our favourite 2020 candles to help you decide which to purchase.

1) Yankee Candle: Pink Sands

Yankee Candle has dominated homes for years with their fabulous bottles and fragrances. This particular fragrance promotes floral and citrus notes, with a hint of vanilla. In doing so, creating a beautifully exotic aroma which fills any room. Yankee Candles are notorious for long burn life (up to 150hours) and natural fibres (which reduce smoke). One of the best advantages of Yankee candles is that the airtight lid prevents decay over time. This particular product is 621g, so it will last the whole summer!

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2) Botanica (Air Wick) Island Rose & African Geranium

Botanica, a relatively new brand by AirWick, has curated a really strong smelling summer candle. Their island rose and African geranium has beautiful notes in the candle which radiate throughout the kitchen. Botanica products are also natural and eco-friendly. This product is 205g and has a burn time of 40hours.  

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3) Octo Fennel & Grapefruit

A small company in London, Octo, has produced a lovely summer fragrance. Their Fennel and Grapefruit candle, which is hand-poured, beautifully lingers in the air with a strong distinct summer smell. This product is 500g and arrives in a stunningly designed package.

Buy Now (£28.00)

4) Lily Flame Summer Pudding

Lily Flame has been around a long time and they know what they're doing. Their ingredients are made from the highest quality and made in Somerset (UK). This exact product has a rough burn time of about 35 hours and produces an aroma of summer fruits (strawberries and apples).

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5) Double Wick Tropical Twist

DoubleWick create fantastic candles which diffuses throughout the entire house. This specific product, Tropical Twist, emits a beautifully blended tropical fruit aroma of mango lime and pineapple, which provides an olfactory snapshot of summer cocktails. All candles are made from a luxurious thick glass. The lid is made from bamboo and the candles benefit from a 60 hour burn time.  

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6) Sensori Toowoomba Carnival

An Australian brand, Sensori, claims to be the first lab-tested brand to eliminate odours and toxins from the air, and we couldn't agree more. We found that this specific model strongly emanates a beautiful blend of rose, lavender and orange, to create an amazing smelling room ( and house!). The removal of cooking smells is so important in kitchens, and flats, and this product did exactly as promised. Unlike some, Sensori sivegan friendly, cruelty free, and eco-friendly. This product is 260g and has a generous burn time of 60 hours.

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7) Labatory Gorse

This product has a minimalist laboratory style, with a fantastically strong zesty fragrance. This candle is created from the best ingredients which creates a countryside summer smell. This crisp candle has a burn time of around 40 hours.

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8) The Nomad Society: Daydreamer

This large candle (500g) from Nomad Society radiates holiday smells. Their scents remind us of sun cream and cocktails with their vanilla and coconut notes. The candle isn't over powering and is a very relaxing smell.

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9) Neom: Feel Refreshed

Neom is a relatively up-market and expensive brand that excels in the aroma. This candle promotes the ability to 'feel refreshed' by emitting a zesty citrus blend of essential oils. The use of three wicks encourages rapid diffusion, so perfect for quickly masking smells.

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10) Sanctuary Spa

For the money, Sanctuary spa is amazing. Albeit relatively cheaper than competitors, the quality is still unrivalled. With a 45 hour burn time, the candle is by far from cheap. We found that the smells are strong, but quickly dissipate. Nevertheless, the smells in this product produce a relaxing citrus yet floral musk which is presented in a metal tin.

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Our Verdict

If we had to choose one, our favourite is Double Wick's tropical twist. The aroma and product is fantastic, without being too expensive. If you prefer the brands, then Yankee Candle and Botanica may be for you, whilst if you prefer hand made then Octo's candles are amazing. All of these products are selected for their flavours and strength, so fear not they're all amazing.

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