Founded by Jon Bresler, the Luxury Articles and Fragrance Company (LAFCO) is renowned in the fragrance industry for their fragrance products. From candles that come in handblown glass vessels to uniquely formulated liquid soaps, LAFCO products are crafted in the European tradition of botanical based fragrance.
When you shop the LAFCO collection, you’re investing in a truly unique and luxurious natural fragrance experience. The degree of consideration that goes into every element of each LAFCO product is unmatched. Not only are LAFCO products made with the finest materials and by experienced craftsman, but the company operates under policies that emphasize honesty and sustainability.
Whether you’re new to the world of fragrance or simply looking to expand your horizons, LAFCO’s collection of home and body care products won’t disappoint.
What Makes LAFCO Unique?
Scented candles are a dime a dozen but they’re not all created equal. The quality of the materials makes a difference in the final product, and presentation matters more than you may realize.
All LAFCO scented products are made with pure, essential oil-based fragrance. Every LAFCO candle is crafted from sustainable soy wax with a touch of paraffin for even fragrance dispersal. All-natural cotton wicks help to ensure a clean, long-lasting burn for up to 200 hours, depending on the size of the candle. Shop sizes ranging from the 1.9-ounce votive to the new 86-ounce four-wick candle.
More than just quality materials, what makes LAFCO products unique is the care that goes into their presentation. LAFCO reed diffusers and candles are sold in handblown glass vessels in hues chosen to complement the fragrance. Each reed diffuser comes with a set of natural hand-cut reeds to ensure a clean and consistent fragrance experience.
The 5 Best Fragrances for First Timers
Having been established over thirty years ago, the LAFCO fragrance collection has grown to include a wide array of home and personal care products. If you’re not sure where to start, you can’t go wrong with a classic.
Shop LAFCO’s Best Sellers to see the difference pure, essential oil-based fragrance and solid soy wax really make.
Try these 5 LAFCO favorites to get started…
Feu de Bois
As part of the House and Home Collection, Feu de Bois is an alluring fragrance that truly embodies the warmth and comfort of a cozy fireplace. This scent is a perfect addition to any space, filling it with a sense of home and relaxation. This fragrance has expertly combined the woody top notes of cedar, mountain spruce, and pine, to create a fragrance that instantly transports you to a tranquil mountain cabin, wrapped up in a warm blanket.
But the magic of Feu de Bois doesn’t stop there. The blend is expertly balanced with the undertones of frankincense, amber, and myrrh, which add a smoky depth and sense of calm to the fragrance. The combination of these notes creates a unique and captivating scent that is both comforting and soothing.
As the fragrance fills the air, you can almost hear the crackling of the fire and feel the warmth emanating from the hearth. The subtle smokiness of the scent adds an additional layer of tranquility, making it perfect for unwinding after a long day or creating a peaceful atmosphere for a quiet night in.
Chamomile Lavender is a scent that captures the essence of a peaceful garden in full bloom. Its delicate floral and herbal notes are a joy to the senses, making it a crowd-pleaser for all to enjoy. As you take in the scent, you are immediately greeted with the refreshing notes of bergamot and the calming aroma of chamomile. This initial burst of freshness is like a breath of fresh air, washing over you and helping to clear your mind.
As the fragrance begins to develop, you will notice a heart of lavender and eucalyptus. The lavender brings a soft floral note that is both soothing and relaxing, while the eucalyptus adds a fresh, minty scent that invigorates and uplifts the mood. These two scents combine to create a balanced and harmonious blend that is both comforting and rejuvenating.
As the scent continues to evolve, it gives way to a base of rosemary, patchouli, and honey flower. The rosemary adds a herbal note that is both grounding and invigorating, while the patchouli brings a woody and earthy undertone that is both calming and grounding. Finally, the honey flower adds a sweet and gentle touch that rounds out the fragrance, giving it a subtle warmth and depth.
Sea & Dune
Sea & Dune is a refreshing and invigorating fragrance blend that transports you to a sandy beach on a warm summer day. The scent captures the essence of the seaside, bringing the freshness of a beach day into your home. As you take in the scent, you are immediately greeted with the bright and uplifting top notes of coastal lily and lemon oil. These notes combine to create a refreshing burst of energy that is both invigorating and revitalizing.
As the fragrance begins to develop, you will notice a heart of blue lotus and beach grass. The blue lotus adds a delicate floral note that is both calming and serene, while the beach grass brings a subtle and earthy aroma that evokes the feeling of walking barefoot on the sand. These two scents combine to create a balanced and harmonious blend that is both comforting and uplifting.
As the scent continues to evolve, it gives way to a base of ginger, amber, vetiver, and warm sand. The ginger adds a warm and spicy undertone that is both comforting and invigorating, while the amber brings a sweet and musky note that is grounding and calming. The vetiver adds an earthy and woody undertone that is both grounding and rejuvenating, while the warm sand adds a touch of nostalgia and transports you to the beach.
Champagne is a fragrance that embodies the excitement and effervescence of a celebratory occasion. Its bright and bubbly scent is uplifting and energizing, making it perfect for creating a festive and joyful atmosphere. As you take in the scent, you are immediately greeted with the refreshing and invigorating top notes of citrus. The orange, raspberry, and mandarin zest combine to create a burst of freshness that is both invigorating and revitalizing.
As the fragrance begins to develop, you will notice a heart of grapefruit, neroli, and ginger. The grapefruit adds a tart and tangy note that is both refreshing and energizing, while the neroli brings a sweet and delicate floral note that is both calming and uplifting. The ginger adds a warm and spicy undertone that is comforting and invigorating, rounding out the heart of the fragrance and creating a balanced and harmonious blend.
As the citrus notes start to fade, you’ll notice a blend of vetiver, verbena, and rose starting to come through. The vetiver adds an earthy and woody note that is both grounding and rejuvenating, while the verbena brings a fresh and herbaceous aroma that is calming and refreshing. The rose adds a delicate and floral touch that rounds out the fragrance, giving it a subtle sweetness and depth.
Marine is a fragrance that perfectly captures the essence of the sea. Its bright and fresh scent is reminiscent of a warm sea breeze, evoking the feeling of being by the ocean and breathing in the salty air. As you take in the scent, you are immediately greeted with the refreshing and uplifting top notes of bergamot, floral jasmine, and marine accord. These notes combine to create a burst of freshness that is invigorating and revitalizing.
As the fragrance begins to develop, you will notice accents of rhubarb and clove. The rhubarb adds a tart and tangy note that is refreshing and unexpected, while the clove adds a warm and spicy undertone that is comforting and invigorating. These two scents combine to create a complex and intriguing blend that is both stimulating and uplifting.
As the fragrance continues to evolve, it gives way to a base of vetiver, cedar, and musk. The vetiver adds an earthy and woody note that is grounding and rejuvenating, while the cedar brings a warm and woody aroma that is comforting and soothing. The musk adds a subtle depth and complexity to the fragrance, rounding out the scent and giving it a long-lasting and captivating finish.
Many of LAFCO’s most popular scents are available in home fragrance solutions like candles or reed diffusers as well as body care products including bar soap, liquid soap, and hand cream.
Start Off with a Sampler
If you’re new to the world of fragrance you may be hesitant to invest in a full-sized version of a scent you haven’t tried. With so many different options out there, it’s understandable. You don’t want to risk paying full price for a product you aren’t absolutely sure you’re going to love.
Fortunately, there’s another option. The LAFCO Discovery Trio enables you to sample three fragrances for just $16 (free shipping included). Even better, you’ll receive a code for $16 off your next full-sized purchase.
With the Discovery Trio, you can choose from over 30 unique fragrances. It only takes a few minutes to build your sampler and add it to your cart. Start building your Discovery Trio here.