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Entertaining with Ambiance: How to Use LAFCO Candles for Special Occasions

From birthdays to holidays, life is full of special occasions. There’s no reason every day can’t be special, but when you want to go above and beyond with a celebration, make sure to factor fragrance into your plans. The soft flicker of light and subtle scent emanating from a LAFCO candle is a simple but surefire way to up the ante on your next celebration.

Crafted from premium ingredients and beautifully presented in handblown glass vessels, LAFCO fragranced candles are right at home in any celebration. In this guide, we’ll explore how they can be used as gifts, décor, and more for an array of special occasions.

1. Housewarming

Nothing says “welcome home” like a warm, inviting fragrance. LAFCO fragranced candles make wonderful housewarming gifts. Not only are they sure to make a new house feel like a home, but they’re beautifully presented and double as elements of home décor.

Here are some of the best LAFCO fragrances for housewarming:

  • Chamomile Lavender – One of LAFCO’s most popular fragrances, this blend features soothing chamomile, floral lavender, and warming sage.
  • Feu de Bois – Rich frankincense, amber, and myrrh form a smooth foundation in this fragrance blend, accented with warm notes of cedar, sandalwood, and patchouli.
  • Retreat – At once uplifting and purifying, this fragrance combines the brightness of bergamot and rhubarb with fresh mint, spicy ginger and Timur pepper, and warm guaiac wood.

If it’s your own new home you’re celebrating, use the LAFCO Fragrance Finder to pick the perfect fragrance. You can always start with a sampler trio using the Discovery Trio and, when you’re ready to commit, you’ll save $20 on your first full-sized purchase.

2. Weddings and Anniversaries

Celebrate the happy couple with the gift of LAFCO fine fragrance. From the modest 6.5-ounce Classic to the 30-ounce 3-wick and beyond, there’s a candle for every occasion. Elevate your wedding reception centerpieces with luxurious LAFCO fragranced candles or use them to add an ambiance of intimacy to an at-home anniversary dinner for two.

These fragrances are ideal for celebrating partnerships, new or not:

  • Champagne – Nothing says celebration like champagne and this bright fragrance captures the effervescent of the bubbly beverage with hints of ginger, grapefruit, and raspberry.
  • French Lilac – Aromatic as a bouquet of fresh flowers, this blend features notes of lilac, rose, heliotrope and jasmine with bright citrus accents.

Wondering what to give your partner for an upcoming anniversary? Play to your creative side and select a fragrance that reminds you of them or of your life together. Browse the entire candle collection or shop by mood if your partner inspires feelings of comfort, relaxation, or positivity.

3. Graduation or New Job

Whether you’re setting out into the world for the first time or transitioning into a new opportunity, it’s cause for celebration. Bright, sparkling scents are the order of the day.

These bold, energetic fragrances are perfect for celebrating something new:

  • White Grapefruit – Bright and warm as a new day, this fragrance combines the freshness of citrus with subtle florals, green fern, and rich applewood and musk.
  • Star Magnolia – Delicate but uplifting, this blend features bright bergamot and neroli, balanced with floral middle notes and a sweet foundation of rose, orange flower, and sheer amber.
  • Paradiso Fig – This vibrant fragrance blend combines juicy notes of bergamot, peach, and Paradiso fig with sweet hints of blackcurrant and apple, and a woody undertone of cedar.

Not sure what to gift the graduate in your life? A celebratory fragranced candle could be the perfect pick. Shop the LAFCO collection of gift sets for ideas or build your own custom gift box.

4. Birthdays

From the very first to the very last, each and every year your loved ones spend in this world is something to celebrate. This year, give them the gift of a candle they won’t want to blow out. Even after the birthday cake has been cut and shared, the light from a LAFCO candle will continue to add to the celebratory ambiance of the occasion.

Here are a few bright and cheery fragrances perfect for any birthday celebration:

  • Cilantro Orange – Fresh cilantro, sweet mandarin, and bright orange make this fragrance blend one that’s full of uplifting energy.
  • Marine – Clean and airy, this sea-inspired fragrance blend combines notes of bright bergamot, spicy clove, and floral jasmine water lily with watery marine accord and clean, powdery musk.

Scented candles make wonderful birthday gifts, though if you’re uncertain of the giftee’s preferences, you can always go with a LAFCO gift certificate. Available in denominations from $50 to $500, a gift certificate allows the giftee to choose the products that are just right for them.

5. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Valentine’s Day

The special people in our lives always deserve to be appreciated. Though you certainly don’t have to wait for a holiday to express your love, these occasions provide the perfect opportunity. A fragranced candle is a gift that spreads joy after the day has come and gone.

These fragrances are perfectly suited to celebrations for the special people in your life:

  • Rose de Mai – Perfect for Mother’s Day, sweet floral fragrance is the essence of this blend which features rose absolute complemented by notes of honey nectar and geranium.
  • Big Sky – Celebrate Father’s Day with this bold yet comforting fragrance which combines spicy notes of peppercorn and clove with warm sandalwood, rich amber, and smoky patchouli.
  • Amber Black Vanilla – Rich and sensual, this fragrance is ideal for Valentine’s Day. Built on a foundation of vanilla and amber, this blend is interwoven with hints of sweet raspberry, bright orange, and spicy clove.

When it comes to showing your loved ones you care, no gift is wrong because it’s the intention that matters most. If you can’t decide on a single fragrance, build your loved one a custom gift box. Add as many products as you like—the gift wrap fee is waived for boxes of two products or more.

6. Holidays

The holiday season is a time to spend with the ones you love. No matter what holiday you observe, if any, the right fragrance can help set the stage for celebration. Whether you’re gathering around the table for a special meal or enjoying a quiet evening by the fire, be sure to do it by candle light.

You can’t go wrong with a fragrance blend that warms you from the inside out. Give one of these a try:

  • Midnight Currant – Presented in a bright red glass vessel, this fragranced candle features sweet notes of redcurrant and blackberry balanced with fresh-cut fir balsam and green cypress.
  • Spiced Pomander – A modern take on a holiday classic, this fragrance combines notes of bitter orange with spicy cinnamon and clove bud.
  • Fireside Oak – Soothing notes of oakwood, vetiver, and golden amber blend seamlessly in this comforting holiday fragrance blend.

Give the gift of fragrance this holiday season with a Holiday Collection gift set from LAFCO. Choose from candle duos, body care sets, or build your own custom gift box with premium products in holiday fragrances like Woodland Spruce, White Bourbon Maple, or Champagne Holiday.

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