Objects of Desire: The Scents of Summer

And so the school holidays begin and the Irish summer heats up around the country where our Design Ireland makers are busy creating beautifully scented and beneficial products for the home and body using the very best of ingredients - from pure beeswax to organic essential oils. Here we present some of our favourite candles and body products with which to envelop you with the scent of an Irish summer. 

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These beautifully garden-scented bath salts by the Handmade Soap Company bring the outdoors in for a moment of relaxation that's fragranced with lavender, rosemary, thyme and mint. Made with a mixture of Epsom and Dead Sea Salts. €15.95. 

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Bringing to mind the smell of fresh sea air is the Luxury Hand Wash by Field Day which is also available in Linen, Field and Wild Rose scents.€15.95. 

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This beautiful organic scent by Waters + Wild is the perfect summer fragrance. Fresh, peppery basil, sweet with delicate anise undertones combines beautifully with the spicy citrus notes of shimmering Calabrian bergamot, warm cedarwood and wild rose. Volume 50ml. €120.

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This handmade soap by the award-winning Burren Perfumery is made with organic plant oils using cold process saponification and is scented only with essential oils, evoking the scent of soft florals and wild Irish rose. €7.50. 

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Made on the shores of Lough Derg, this hand-poured beeswax candle by Brookfield Farm is available in a variety of different scents including Lavender, Lavender & Mint, Bergamot, Bergamot & Basil and May Chang & Basil. €30. 

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With notes of grass, lavender and spearmint, the Hay candle by Field Apothecary is reminiscent of a walk through the fields on a summer evening. €35. 

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Inspired by the hidden lake at Lough Ine in West Cork, soft floral top notes of hydrangea and honeysuckle blend with fresh green fern leaf, to create this summery fragrance by Soilse. €18.95.

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