Lafco candles has done it again. Their holiday collection of candles has made the 2014 Oprah’s Favorite Things List! Remember the excitement of watching The Oprah Winfrey Show when her Favorite Things episode aired? Ms. Winfrey shared her favorite luxurious items that she loved to give as gifts. The audience members would go crazy when they realized all of the fabulous loot that they would be going home with! The show has been over for a while, but Oprah continues to inspire gift lists everywhere with her highly anticipated list. Imagine your loved ones feeling just as excited as Oprah’s studio audience, when they unwrap luxurious O-approved Lafco from you this holiday season!
“I have Lafco candles all over my house, and I can’t wait to try these in wintry scents like Tree and Berry… the candles burn for 90 hours — long enough to flicker though the holidays.” — Oprah Winfrey
What makes Lafco candles so special? The long burn time is definitely one of the greatest things about this candle. 90 hours of clean burning soy-based wax and 100% natural cotton wick are two features that showcase the first rate quality of Lafco candles. The wax is poured into an over-sized, hand blown art glass vessel. These vessels are stunning when the candles are burning, but can be used long after the wax is gone, too.
The four scents included in the Lafco Holiday Collection include Berry, Tree, Ski House, and Opal Amaryllis. Read on for a Lafco candle review and descriptions to discover which scent you should try!
Lafco Holiday Berry Candle
Tangy cranberries, rich currants, a dash of citrus zest combine for what Sue Adams from Candles Off Main describes as light and fresh as homemade cranberry sauce with fruit liquor for warmth and depth.
“I love this fragrance! Festive and refreshing are perfect words for it. Sometimes cranberry fragrances can be heavy, but not this one. The lemon and orange zest give it a nice zing and yet the berries have great depth to them. This is the best holiday berry scent I’ve come across.”
Lafco Holiday Tree Candle
Lafco describes this scent as “fir and pine with a touch of balsam, birch and citrus for a true to life scent that recalls those freshly cut holiday evergreens.” The tree scents are very popular this time of year, but you will continue to burn this fresh scent for the long cold months to come after the holidays pass. Your home will smell fresh and inviting even when it’s far too cold to open the windows.
Lafco Ski House (Feu de Bois) Candle
Ski House captures the scent of returning to a fireplace filled with cedar in a log cabin atop a snowy mountain. The crisp air, smoky cedar, and touch of evergreen notes will transport you to an adventurous getaway in the Alps.
Lafco Opal Amaryllis Candle
The Lafco Opal Amaryllis candle is a sweet surprise from Lafco. With fresh mandarin and cool peppermint over rich amaryllis blossoms, this fun scent is poured into a beautiful iridescent vessel that can be repurposed for future decor. Once the candle is done, this glimmering beauty will make a gorgeous container for pretty holiday-wrapped candy or a collection of makeup brushes in a sparkling, feminine bathroom.
It doesn’t surprise me that Oprah is a fan of Lafco products. Candles, diffusers, and soaps that last for a long time and deliver clean and fragrant results are the marks of exceptional quality. Which of these scents are you most curious about? Which would you give or love to be gifted?