The melon is the fruit of an herbaceous plant of the same name discovered in Africa. A member of the Cucurbitaceae family along with the cucumber and the pumpkin, its sweet flesh is watery and gently fragrant. The melon only ripens in southern lands. The melon only ripens in southern lands. A nuanced aroma of banana and pineapple remains before giving way to a slightly musky finish. Joyous and summery, the scent of the candle is light, aquatic and fruity.