Seven home fragrances to remind you of your favourite summer destinations

Summer 2021 not quite going to plan? Let us bring the holiday home with seven destination-inspired home fragrances.

In-between the ever-changing travel rules (Amber plus anyone?), the fact that every B&B from Bognor to Blackpool is booked solid and the biblical rain that we’ve been bashed with over the last few weeks, we’re in half a mind to get back into bed and ask you to wake us when it’s September.

However, all is not lost. If you can’t make it to get a dose of sun, sea and sand this summer, we’re bringing it to you with the latest home fragrances that will sweep you away to your favourite holiday destination, minus the airport queues and PCR tests required.

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Greece is the word: Citronnelle candle, Diptyque

Dreaming of Greek Island Hopping? Diptyque’s new Citronelle candle will transport you to summer evenings spent after a sun soaked day. The candle evokes notes of lemongrass, verbena, neroli and orange blossom mingle to create a heady scent that has holiday nights written all over it.

As a bonus, artist Luke Edward Hall has illustrated the iconic oval of this limited-edition candle, available in two sizes.

Citronnelle candle (190g), £49, Diptyque at John Lewis

Reserve the 1.5 kg version in store at Diptyque £250

Roman Holiday: Fig Leaves diffuser and oil set, Jo Loves

Whether you dream of driving down the Amalfi Coast or kicking back in the hills of Tuscany, Jo Loves first diffuser is inspired by the fresh green scent of ripe figs found at her family’s Italian home. Mixed with the sweet scents of cassis, cedar and warm amber, this scent will remind you of lazy lunches under a sun dappled pergola. The stylish ceramic diffuser can be refilled endlessly too, making it an eco-friendly choice.

Fig Leaves diffuser and oil (200ml), £90 for set, Jo Loves

Asian Tropics: Bali candle, Johnson and White

If the white sandy beaches and turquoise seas of the tropics are more of your vibe, Johnson and White’s Bali range will have you back in an imaginary hammock in no time with lively top notes of lemongrass and eucalyptus over a spicy base of ginger and sweet clove. We love the double wick candle, £53.

Bali two wick candle (210g), £53, Johnson & White Aromas

Provence living: Lilac, Lavender and Lovage Diffuser, Jo Malone

Looking forward to the day when you can throw open the shutters on farmhouse windows in Provence? Let Jo Malone’s heavenly Lilac, Lavender & Lovage diffuser bring the scene of a serene summer’s morning to your home until then. 

Lilac, Lavender & Lovage diffuser (350ml), £120, Jo Malone

Norfolk Coastal Living: Summer Candle, The White Company

Summer candle (140g), £20, The White Company

Missing lungfuls of crisp salty sea air? With citrusy notes of vetivers, eucalyptus and crisp sea salt, The White Company’s bestselling Summer candle will refresh your memories of soft sand, wind whipped hair and pebbly seafronts for only £20.

Summer candle (140g), £20, The White Company

California Dreaming: Palm Springs Candle, Baobab

Escape to the dessert with Baobab’s Palm Springs candle. Not only do we love the stylish hand-carved Art Deco design of the vessel but with fragrances of mint, lemon tree and tonka beans, this refreshingly zesty candle will take you on a journey to the hot, dry plains of Joshua Tree National Park in no time.

Palm Springs candle (1kg), £139, Baobab at Amara 

Concrete Jungle: New York diffuser, Wijck

More of a holiday explorer than hammock hogger? Wijck’s candles and diffusers are based on famous cities. Relive bustling New York via top notes of grapefruit and green lemon layered over Roses and Lily of The Valley, nestled on a base of Cedarwood, Amber and Musk.

New York diffuser (200ml), £29.95, Wijck

Where will your nose take you this summer? Tell us your favourite holiday destination in the comments below.

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