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Top 6 Bath & Body Works Summer Candle Scents We Love – And 1 We Don’t!

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We love great smelling candles!

Many of the highly-fragrant Bath & Body Works candles smell amazing, and can make every room in your entire house smell as if you live in the popular candle store. Our team is sharing our favorite scents of the season!

Hip Tip: If you’re looking to stock up on a few of our favorite scents, keep in mind that you can score free shipping on all orders $50 and over! Use promo code SALE at checkout!

Here are the 6 best Bath & Body Works summer candle scents for 2020 (and 1 we don’t recommend buying!):

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1. Midnight Blue Citrus

Scent: Juicy Citrus, Fresh Spring Water, Sweet Mango with Essential Oils

“I love, love, love Midnight Blue Citrus! It smells so fresh and every time someone comes over and I have a candle burning they mention how good my house smells. I can’t get enough!” – Angela 


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2. White Gardenia

Scent: White Gardenia, Apple Water, White Woods with Essential Oils

“White Gardenia is one of those scents that instantly gives me great memories. Growing up, we had gardenias lining the entrance way to our front door and I can say it’s the first scent I fell in love with. The B&BW Gardenia candle is like they took the flower and put it right in the wax. It is perfectly fragrant and instantly fills the room.” – Alana


pink waikiki coconut candle with black lid

3. Waikiki Beach Coconut

Scent: Tropical White Coconut, Saltwater Breezes, Sun-Bleached Woods with Essential Oils

“This tropical coconuty scent is my fave and it lasts such a long time! I keep a supply of these on hand at all times so I can always have this scent year round! For those who like plain candles, I like to sometimes just take the label off for an even more minimal look.” – Stacy


blue island margarita candle on store shelf

4. Island Margarita 

Scent: Sweet Mandarin, Island Mango, Sea Salt with Essential Oils

““This isn’t a candle I would normally pick out myself but after receiving it as a gift, I of course had to light it up. Well send a margarita my way because wow does it have a lovely tropical fruity scent! Burning it in the summer gives me all the vacation vibes, even when I’m just lounging on the couch. I may even save some of it to burn in several months to remind me of the warmer weather. 😂– Emily


stack of green candles on store shelf

5. Eucalyptus Mint 

Scent: Fresh Eucalyptus, Sweet Spearmint, Lemon Peel, Clary Sage with Essential Oils

“BBWs mint scented candle is honestly one of my year long FAVES, and I especially love it in summer! Every time I burn it, I am always looking around to see if my husband brought in mint from our herb garden. It smells that GOOD! Beware, if you buy this candle, I see lot of mint sweet tea sipping in your future! 😉” – Amber


orange limoncello candle with silver lid sitting on wood table

6. Limoncello

Scent: Sorrento Lemons, Cane Sugar, Lemon Zest with Essential Oils

“I love the Limoncello scent because it smells like I just spent hours cleaning my house even though I didn’t – which is really great when you have very active teenagers! LOL! This candle saves the day every time and smells so good.” – Michelle


This was our LEAST favorite Bath & Body Works scent…

crisp green apple candle sitting on mirrored table

Crisp Green Apple 

“I know what you’re thinking…”The reviews are bad, but I want to give it a chance because the scent sounds so fresh and appealing!” – Don’t do it. The scent is very, very weak, and doesn’t smell like apples at all. If you have green accents in a bathroom, this may be a good candle for decoration and that’s it.”


“I liked the cold sniff of this candle, but it is awful when burned. I actually thought plastic was burning only to discover it was this candle. Very disappointed!”


Here are some genius ways to reuse these pretty candle jars!

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Comments 16

  1. Leah

    Eucalyptus Mint smells so good!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Happy you have enjoyed that one too, Leah!

  2. Ms

    Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more on July 10, 2020 at 6:00 AM ET to July 11, 2020 at 5:59 AM ET. Code: Sale.

    • katie

      Ms. THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP!! I made a purchase just because of the free shipping. They still have their semi annual sale so I grabbed a bunch more handsoaps and a few discounted wallflower fragrances. Im like Oprah with those handsoaps, EVERYONE GETS ONE. lol

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, Ms! That tip has been added to the post!

  3. Anna

    I was so excited when they created orange candle and unfortunately it does not have any scent nothing

  4. jeaner29

    Any thoughts on the scents of the candles on 50% off?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! I have liked the Peach Bellini. It looks like that one is 50% off right now. Hope you enjoy it too, if you decide to grab it!

  5. Cherryluva

    Hi, apartment living over here….since covid hit, I have been working from home. Every single day, without fail, between the hours 10 to 12, my apartment, which is 1,000 square feet, fills with this horrid smell. It makes me gag, my eyes waters, and my nose hairs stand at attention. I HAVE to light multiple candles to get it so I don’t vomit everywhere! I do have an automatic air freshener, but that can only do so much! So from a homeworker, living in an apartment, THANK YOU for posting all about these candles!

  6. Hblog

    Does anyone know if they have addressed the toxicity of their candles? Maybe they’ve added a soy line or something? I love the scents but they always give me a headache.

    • wifeandmomof3

      Me too. I’ve tried but man my head hurts after.

    • Allie

      Me three!

    • Faye

      What would you look me trade it for?

  7. PNW

    I really wish B&BW would open up in my area. Most of the other stores have opened up. I don’t like to buy the candles until I can smell them in person.

  8. Angela B

    I really just want to see some votive and tealights soon. Anyone else? 😁

    We should all bombard BBW and request this. I already have. LOL

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