Summer scents

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You may not be able to bottle happiness, but you can capture the scents of summer, whether it’s the salty tang of the seashore, a freshly-cut lawn or a rose-scented garden.

They’re gathered in a seasonal bouquet of home fragrances, which you can use in candles, diffusers and room sprays, to mimic those pleasurable aromas of the season. These aren’t just an easy way to enhance the atmosphere in rooms at this time of year, but just a hint of those wonderful whiffs can lift our spirits, conjuring images of bright blue skies, sunny days and annual escapes.

“At this time of year, we yearn for the refreshing scents of the outdoors. We get a big increase in demand for scented candles and home fragrances in summer, possibly because people want their rooms to smell fresh and airy, whatever the weather,” says Peter Burks, general manager of Trelawney Garden Leisure.

“Scented candles can add real aromatic flair to a home, and can also enhance the atmosphere if used outside at garden parties and barbecues.”

So even if summer’s delights are elusive - you’re stuck indoors working, too cash-strapped for a break, or the weather’s simply not co-operating - you can still enjoy something in the air this season.

Mood Boost - Put a smile on your face that banishes the blues, especially if you’re overdosing on summer showers and grey skies, with a Happiness Standard Scented Candle.

Cocktail Hour - Those drinks with their potent mixes and decorative garnish are a treat on hot nights. Summon up the scent but not the hangover with Kiss-Air Candle’s cocktail range, which includes Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, Frozen Margarita, Peach Bellini and Mojito,.

Cream tea - Avoid the calories of a cream tea and settle for the mouth-watering aroma of a Cornish Cream Scented Candleand a Sweet Strawberry Yankee Candle.

Sea Breeze - Waves crashing on the shore, footprints in the sand and fresh coastal air are guaranteed to invigorate and de-stress. Lie-back and breathe in the vibe with a Sun & Sand Yankee Candle.

Lemon Squeezy - Transport yourself to sun-baked Italian lemon groves with the zesty, citrus scent of a Sicilian Lemon Lamp Fragrance.

Meadow Sweet - Country walks through meadows and orchards are most beautiful in summer months. Crabtree & Evelyn’s Summer Hill Room Spray, blends the scents of summer grasses, wild flowers and orchard fruits.

Exotic Dream - There’s no need to get out the passport or suitcases, simply indulge the senses with the heady Eastern scent of the Indian Spice Three Wick Candle,.

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