Although some hotel chains and countries have started allowing people to travel to them recently, our chances of getting summer holidays are still fairly slim right now.
Instead, we’ll have to make do with our picnics in the park and wearing our bikinis on our balconies.
There’s also another way we can bring the outdoors in, and that’s by tricking our sense of smell into thinking it’s at one with nature.
Yankee Candle’s new Campfire Nights collection sets the scene of you sitting by a gently flickering fire on the beach. You might be looking up at your ceiling rather than the starry sky, but it’s a start.
There are 23 products as part of the Campfire Nights range, and prices start from £1.99 for a votive.
Jars start at £8.88, going up to £23.99 for the large ones.
Four scents made the cut, with something for everyone (whether you prefer fruity or woody).
The scents are Crisp Campfire Apples, Pecan Pie Bites, Warm & Cosy, and A Night Under the Stars.
You can probably guess the general gist of Crisp Campfire Apple and Pecan Pie Bites, and they stay true to the Yankee signature sweetness that’s in their Christmas ranges.
Warm & Cosy is designed to smell like a comforting woodland, with notes of cedar, balsam, and cashmere to add depth.
A Night Under the Stars is spicier, evoking sunset with patchouli, rose, leather, and driftwood scents.
At the moment, any order on the Yankee website will get a free votive from the new range, or you can get 10% off the large Campfire Nights jars.
If you’re not about romantic or naturalistic scents, candles that smell like the pub have recently been released by two indie candle-makers, so you can close your eyes and pretend you’re in your usual sticky-floored haunt.
Alternatively, there’s always Gwyneth Paltrow’s new ‘This Smells Like My Orgasm’ candle.