Sure, candles and cold winter nights are a natural fit. But choose the right scent—less chestnut and more citrus—and a candle can add a certain crispness even in the midst of humid weather.
That said, we scoped out five candles that would feel right at home on your patio—and that just so happen to pair perfectly with a glass of rosé. Shop 'em all, below.
1. Illume Coconut Milk Mango
With coconut milk, papaya, mango, and just a hint of vanilla, the fragrance profile for this portable candle reads like an ingredient list for a summer drink. (Mini umbrella not included.)
2. Diptyque Freesia
In our next life, we'll own a summer house with a freesia-filled backyard. For now, we'll light this Instagram-friendly candle—also spiked with jasmine and bergamot—and use our imagination.
3. Bath & Body Works Pineapple Palm Grass
Cool palm grass meets slightly-sour pineapple in this sweet blend.
4. Jo Loves Pomelo
This citrus-y scent is so energizing, we've taken to burning it as a morning pick-me up.
5. Paddywax Salted Grapefruit
Don't let the sweet implications of grapefruit fool you—this candle has a salty kick. (And the rectangular vessel is practically begging to be upcycled into a makeup holder.)