Bath & Body Works Island Daydream
The Mood: Trying to remember what vacation smells like
This is the perfect tropical scent for the person who hates coconut. It’s all the freshness of beach air in The Bahamas, without the overpowering sunscreen aftertaste. The top notes are pineapple and mango bound by the subtle, earthy sweetness of sugarcane, so the full experience is like a fresh Piña Colada. It’s the perfect candle to light up while surfing on Expedia plotting your dream post-quarantine vacation.
Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus + Spearmint
Bath & Body Works Black Cherry Merlot
The Mood: A little too buzzed during Zoom happy hour
If you’re the type of wine connoisseur who chooses a bottle of red for your Zoom happy hour based on how cute the label is, this is the candle for you. It’s the Black Cherry Merlot fragrance you’ve probably smelled before — like a glass of raspberry and cherry sangria — housed inside a jar that could double as home decor: matte-white etched with roses and lilacs.
Bath & Body Works Linen & Lavender
The Mood: Need to do laundry
The smell of warm, fresh-out-of-the-dryer sheets is all the more glorious during quarantine when your bed is both the place you sleep and your home office. If you’re not running your washer daily (or you usually rely on your neighborhood laundromat), you can fake that crisp, clean detergent scent — linen and lavender — by putting this scented candle on your bedside table, which will buy you a few extra days between cycles.
Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean
The Mood: Coming out of this a baker
There are two types of people in the kitchen during quarantine: the cook and the baker. If you’re in the latter camp — whipping up loaves of banana bread and chocolate-chip cookies to keep busy — this B&BW candle is for you. It’s that fresh-bottle-of-vanilla-extract scent that works with any recipe and might help curb your sugar cravings — or encourage them. Either way, Lorraine Pascale would definitely approve.