Lemon scented candles get a bad rep a lot of the times because so many people connect lemon scents to toilet cleaners and basic bathroom detergents. They are often overlooked in favor of citrus scents, where lemon note plays a large role but it avoids the dreaded toilet vibe by mixing with orange, lime and grapefruit notes.
I’ve tried a bunch of lemon scents and while some are just way too generic and smell like a gas station bathroom, there are some gems out there that are available and awesome.
Of course, when talking of lemon scents, I feel like I need to include the gourmand lemon fragrances as well. There are only two of those that truly stand out for me, that absolutely have zero competition in the “foody” lemon category and they need to be included on this list.
Best lemon scented candles are:
Yankee Candle Sicilian Lemon
Yankee Candle Lemon zest
Yankee Candle Lemon Lime
Goose Creek Candle Tahitian Citrus
Village Candle Lemon Pound Cake
Village Candle Lemon Pistachio
Village Candle Frozen Margarita
Basic lemon scents are incredibly versatile and I layer them with just about anything from heavy florals to overly sweet fruit to boring laundry scents. I’m not in love with them alone but I absolutely love layering them as I feel they can fix so many scents that have gone a bit wrong or have gotten boring while you’re trying to burn through a large jar.
I hope you enjoyed my Best Lemon scented candles list and I’ll talk to you soon!