10 best scented candles for spring

Fill your home with the scent of spring – whether that's the smell of woodland bluebells, sunshine-drenched mimosa, or the smell of a green lawn – with our pick of the best scented candles for spring

The White Company Wild Mint candle
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Spring is finally here, and with it, the scent of fragrant flowers and freshly mown lawns. Can't get enough of spring fragrance? Fill your home with an uplifting aroma characteristic of spring by choosing from our pick of the best scented candles for spring. From heady florals to crisp green scents, we've got the best in show covered. 

See all the best home scents for every room in our buyer's guide. Want more fragrant options? Check out our pick of the best air fresheners. Then check out our cleaning hub page for lots of practical tips on making your home fresh and fragrant.  

True Grace English Meadow candle

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True Grace English Meadow

The smell of a dewy lawn

Notes: : Bamboo, lily, moss
Size: : 190g
Best for: : Those who love the smell of freshly cut grass
Reasons to buy
+Good value for money
Reasons to avoid
-Burns quite quickly

True Grace are a failsafe option for classic home fragrances, from fig to citrus. For spring, however, our favourite from the brand is English Meadow: green and aquatic, with a hint of florals. It will appeal to everyone whose heart beats that little bit faster when they first smell cut grass in spring. 

Kate Spade Bon Voyage Garden candle

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2. Kate Spade Bon Voyage Garden

The perfect scent of late spring

Notes: : Peony, rose, jasmine
Size: : 284g
Best for: : Lovers of intoxicating floral scents
Reasons to buy
+Powerful scent to fill even the largest room
Reasons to avoid
-Could give you a headache after a while

Kate Spade's Bon Voyage home fragrance series is powerful and evocative, with strong fragrance that really travels across the room. Garden is our favourite – a well-rounded blend of peony, jasmine, and rose that really does remind us of a luscious garden in late spring. This type of fragrance isn't for the faint of heart, however, and you have to really like powerful florals to enjoy it. 

Diptyque Mimosa candle

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3. Diptyque Mimosa

The true scent of mimosa

Notes: : Mimosa
Size: : 70g, 190g
Best for: : Those who have been looking from the true mimosa fragrance
Reasons to buy
+Superb fragrance that really fills a room
Reasons to avoid
-Pricey and burns fairly quickly

Don't be fooled by the single-note description of this candle. The smell of mimosa (or acacia, which is what the plant is) is complex – and incredibly romantic. Think violets, honey, and the salty seaside air of the French Riviera, where mimosa grows profusely, blossoming in early spring. Those who love the scent will know how difficult it is to come by anything resembling the real thing; well, we guarantee you will be swept off your feet with this number from Diptyque. 

Neom Organics Happiness candle

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4. NEOM Organics Happiness

Zesty, heady, and uplifting

Notes: : Neroli, mimosa, lemon
Size: : 75g, 185g, 420g
Best for: : Those who prefer natural fragrances
Reasons to buy
+Natural fragrance without harmful chemicals
Reasons to avoid
-Quite heady

Neom Organics have a solid reputation as a manufacturer of natural products for bath and body, and gorgeous home fragrances that rely mostly on essential oils. We enjoy all of their home fragrance blends, but Happiness really stands out. An uplifting, floral-zesty take on neroli (or bitter orange), it lives up to its name. Do be warned, however, that this is another heady number on our list, so may not be suitable if you are sensitive to strong smells.

Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin

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5. Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin

The classic spring/summer citrus

Notes: : Lime, basil, mandarin
Size: : 200g
Best for: : Lovers of citrus
Reasons to buy
+Classic fragrance suitable for any room in the house
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive for the weight you get

Jo Malone is by now a fragrance giant, and there's nothing quite like the spot-on quality of her home fragrances (to say nothing of the timelessly elegant packaging). Lime, Basil, and Mandarin is a classic for a reason: it's the fragrance that is guaranteed to get someone in the room to exclaim, 'Oooh, what's that lovely smell?'. Fresh and zesty, with sweetness from the mandarin. 

Anthropologie Melon scented candle

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6. Anthropologie Melon

A charming fruity scent perfect for the kitchen

Notes: : Watermelon, mint, basil
Size: : 170g
Best for: : A spring kitchen scent
Reasons to buy
+Easygoing fragrance+Inexpensive
Reasons to avoid
-The wax is not completely natural/paraffin mix

Want a respite from all the spring florals? Anthropologie's Melon candle to the rescue: an easy-going, easy-to-love blend of cooling watermelon, herbal-sweet basil, and refreshing mint. One for May, which feels almost like summer, but is more delicate. 

The White Company Wild Mint candle

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7. The White Company Wild Mint

The perfect mint and tea blend

Notes: : Wild mint, tea, peppermint
Size: : 210g
Best for: : Those who like fresh scents, but not strong mint
Reasons to buy
+An unobtrusive fresh scent
Reasons to avoid
-Not the best quality wax

Another refreshing number on our list, The White Company's Wild Mint is a bestseller for a reason. Its perfectly balanced blend of mint and sweet white tea results in a fragrance that is fresh yet distinctive. This is also a great choice for those who don't love the smell of mint all that much, but would like something fresh and non-floral. 

Cire Trudon candle

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8. Cire Trudon Manon

The scent of laundry drying in the sun

Notes: : Lavender, soap, musk
Size: : 270g
Best for: : Those who want a break from florals and citrus
Reasons to buy
+High-quality, elegant fragrance+High-quality, slow burning wax
Reasons to avoid
-Very expensive

Here's one for those of us who like something a little bit different: the smell of fresh laundry drying in spring air. You wouldn't necessarily believe it judging by the notes provided by the company (soap, lavender, and musk), but the result is soothing and 'clean' in the best way possible (think the opposite of harsh room freshener smell). Very expensive, but will last ages, and is totally worth it, in our opinion. 

Bluebell candle Beefayre

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9. Beefayre Bluebell & Wood Anemone

The smell of English woodland in spring

Notes: Bluebell and anemone:
Size: 90g, 200g :
Best for: : Those who prefer their candles eco-conscious
Reasons to buy
+Natural and ethical
Reasons to avoid
-The scent might be too subtle for some

Beefayre make terrific home fragrances from natural wax, housing them in beautifully engraved recycled glass holders. What's even more impressive is the small company's commitment to helping the environment: three per cent of their profits go towards bee conservation. Bluebell & Wood Anemone has won us over with its delicate scent of forest bluebells – as close to walking in the woods in April as you can get in your living room. 

Hampton and Astley Coral Flower and Hyacinth

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10. Hampton and Astley Coral Flower and Hyacinth

Notes: : Hyacinth, green and floral notes
Size: : 235g
Best for: : Those who want an easy-going take on a spring scent
Reasons to buy
+Good quality
Reasons to avoid
-Smells similar to other candles on the market

The smell of the hyacinth is synonymous with the smell of spring for lots of us – but it can be very strong. Hampton & Astley have done a take on the hyacinth that will please everyone: recognisably the fragrance of the flower, but not overpowering. 

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