There are loads of lemonade scented candles out there and it seems there are new ones coming out every year. Lemonade is just a very versatile scent that can be burned all year round but it works especially well for the summer months.
I’ve always preferred lemonade scents over fruit punch or mixed/tropical fruit drink fragrance since I find those get very sweet and sticky fast. Of course, there are also lemonade scents that can pull very sweet but I’m more of a refreshing, natural lemonade type fan.
Lemon focused fragrances can pull into a cleaner/detergent category and that’s why I like my lemon notes in a lemonade fragrance since the sugar, fizzy, water and (sometimes) mint notes take away from that.
There are also loads of various fruits flavored lemonade candles out there and they’re often much better than plain lemon ones.
If you’re into mixing scents, a good lemonade scented bit of wax is always good to have. It works with so many other fruit notes, loads of bakery scents and fresh type fragrances.
7 best lemonade scented candles list
- Yankee Candle Strawberry Lemon Ice
- Yankee Candle Juicy Watermelon
- Goose Creek Candles Blueberry Lemonade
- Goose Creek Candles Charming Colada
- Yankee Candle Lemon Zest
- Yankee Candle Fresh Mint
- Village Candle Sun Splash
Village Candle Sun Splash is a new one for me. I picked it up when I went to the store to get the new 2019 scents and I saw that they had a whole bunch of new (to me) glass pillar candles out. I’ve only tried a couple from their glass pillar line so far because I love how the two wick classic jars burn and since I’ve never had issues with those I tend to stick to them. However, I was getting stuff ready for my big “End of Winter” party and this (plus two others) looked like it would look and smell great plus it was on my scent theme.
The Village Candle glass pillars come in 3 sizes, I got the medium one that has up to 65 hours of burn time. The lids are nice thick glass and they’re flat, making storage much easier.
The official scent notes in Village Candle Sun Splash are: lemon, orange.
It smells like a sweet lemonade mixed with loads of orange juice. The sweetness is more crystallized sugar than honey, so it’s still very fresh and doesn’t kill the tartness of the lemon note. The orange juice note is a bit on the generic range side but not terrible. The overall mixture of the scent is nice and bright, it went great with other citrus and grapefruit scents I had going.
The scent throw on the medium sized glass pillar was a 7. It will scent a medium sized room but it’s not super strong, which is what I prefer for when I know I’ll have a house full of guests.
Yankee Candle Fresh Mint is currently available as a treasure and I’m so happy I have managed to snag a jar before the summer because I finished it last week and it was the perfect buddy for this crazy hot summer we’ve been having.
The official notes in Yankee Candle Fresh Mint are mint.
Burning Yankee Candle Fresh Mint I smell the mint leaves, spearmint note and I get some fresh grass in it as well. It’s really interesting, not at all one note or simple and boring. It’s fresh, cool and ideal for super hot days.
I burn Yankee Candle Fresh Mint with lemonade scents because I just think it’s the perfect pairing.
My Yankee Candle Fresh Mint burned clean and with no problems. The scent throw is a strong 7, it scents my hall nicely in about an hour. I get a nice deep wax pool after three hours.
I’m actually thinking about getting another jar of this but I don’t think I’ll enjoy it as much when the temperatures drop. It’s a very heat wave scent for me.
Yankee Candle Lemon Zest is a returning scent that is back for the current semi-annual sale they have going at Yankee. You can only get it in a large jar and if you like citrus scents or stay away from lemon because you worry it will smell like a bathroom cleaner, this is the candle for everyone. It is definitely lemony but there’s no hint of cheapo cleaner in this.
The official scent notes in Yankee Candle Lemon Zest are: lemon, vanilla
This smells like a lemon crème you’d put in a dessert. It’s a foody lemon, there are vanilla and sugar added to it but there isn’t a bakery or cake note, so it’s not straight up food. It’s also very creamy, which takes it apart from the “lemonade” feeling. It’s not watered down but stays fresh. One of the best lemon scents I’ve ever tried and a must have for this summer.
The scent throw on the large jar is a strong 7, comfortably scenting a medium sized room.
I’ve layered this with Sea Salt and Sage, Riviera Escape and went the foody way as well with Buttercream but it’s pretty much best on its own.
I was putting together a list of my favorite Pina Colada scented candles and was reminded of this new discovery that I’ve only tested in wax melt form but will be a definite repurchase for the summer season.
The official scent notes in Goose Creek Candles Charming Colada are: Key lime, lemon sugar, pineapple, coconut milk, vanilla
This is actually not a straight up pina colada. I mostly get the lime and sugar, your basic lemonade fragrance that Goose Creek does so well. The coconut and pineapple mix is muted but it gives a tropical dimension to the lemonade. The vanilla adds a creamy feeling and mellows out the lime. It’s a really delicious, tropical twist on a lemonade fragrance.
The scent throw on two pieces of the wax melt was a good 7, scenting my office in about 15 minutes.
I’ll definitely be getting more of this, probably in a large jar, since I really love it and it will mix well with a bunch of other scent ranging from vanilla to all things fruit.
Yankee Candle Yankee Candle Strawberry Lemon Ice is new for Spring. This is probably the most summery scent of the collection and since the actual Yankee Candle Summer collection will have more “fruit drink” type scents, this can either be a nice transition for the end of May and early June or it will make you sick of the sweet fruity fragrance before the summer even begins.
The official scent notes in Yankee Candle Strawberry Lemon Ice are strawberries and strips of lemon peel, ice.
Yankee Candle Strawberry Lemon Ice is a well-balanced scent, neither of the two notes is dominating here. The strawberry note is more “fruit punch” or rather a sorbet strawberry. This is not the same strawberry note that you get in Yankee Candle Sweet Strawberry. That one is thick and jam-like. This is more watered down stuff, but still definitely a strawberry. The lemon is very tart, fits well with the strawberry and has some bitterness in it as well. It’s lemon peel scent, not lemonade. My mum found the overall fragrance to be too harsh because of the type of the lemon note but I like the authentic peel feeling.
Since it’s not a thick fragrance but rather watered down, sorbet stuff, it does have a cool feeling and would work great in warmer weather… I’m guessing since I melted my tart when there was 20cm of snow outside and I haven’t seen the actual sun in a couple of days.
The scent throw on a third of the tart was a 7 and it scented my office in 15 minutes.
I’d burn this is July and August, during summer barbecues and beach parties.
Yankee Candle Juicy Watermelon has just been released as a treasure or a special appearance fragrance at the official UK Yankee Candle store. Since it’s a special appearance it’s only available in a large jar. I won’t be picking it up since I actually prefer Village Candle Summer Slices when it comes to watermelon scents, but I did burn a jar of this a while ago so I figured a review is in order.
The official notes in Yankee Candle Juicy Watermelon are: watermelon.
Yankee Candle Juicy Watermelon is a straight, one-note watermelon scent. It’s very sweet and strong, I wouldn’t say it smells like sugar is added but it’s the sweetest version of watermelon you can get before it gets to candy territory.
While I like watermelon scented candles for the summer, this one is too sweet for me. I like a bit of a fresh note added, so I usually go for watermelon lemonade or cucumber mix fragrance.
The burn on my medium jar was fine with the Illuma-lid on, I trimmed the wicks after every 6-hour burn and there was no sooting.
Goose Creek Candle Blueberry Lemonade is a surprise scent win from my stash of lemonade scented candles I burned in April. I’m not much for berry scents in general and especially not blueberries and cranberries so I thought I’d chuck this in the background somewhere and use it for the pretty factor rather than scent.
This smells so good though! The mix of blueberries and citrus is perfect, it’s heavier on the lemon and sugar mix and the blueberry is there just as an accent. Mostly it’s pure lemonade goodness but the berry undertone makes it more interesting and even more delicious. It kind of makes me want to mix my plain lemonade scents with stuff like raspberry and strawberry notes.
The scent throw on my large jar was a strong 8. This was burning on the table with GC Old time Lemonade but I ended up moving that one away because one jar of Blueberry Lemonade was plenty on its own to scent my entire kitchen and travel around.
I’ll burn this all through May and June and I can’t wait for my cupcake candles from Goose Creek to arrive because I’ll mix this with the Lemon Blueberry Cupcake and I’m sure it will be an awesome mix.