Cooler weather is finally here and that means seasonal candles! And pumpkin everything. Pumpkin and spice and.. is that lily of the valley?

    LAFCO’s Pumpkin Pomander candle is love and nostalgia at first sniff. I couldn’t have been more excited to spark this one up. The intoxicating aroma is both familiar and surprising. Comfortable and inviting, yet nuanced and deep.

    It’s a bite from Proust’s madeleine- you are immediately whisked off to a place and time that you once remembered.

    The sleek and sophisticated silver box is supremely giftable. The substantial hand-blown glass jar is a lovely iridescent deep orange. I enjoyed watching the warm glow as the evening light waned, and the flame burned down into the night.

    This is a candle to enjoy with loved ones. At the dinner table, with good conversation. At parties and holiday gatherings. Burn it it in the foyer, in the kitchen, or in your family room.

    It’s a gourmand scent that goes both ways- the pumpkin and spices (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, mandarin, and clove) are tempered with a fresh floral blend at its heart (heliotrope, muguet, lavandin, and geranium.) How interesting!

    The throw isn’t overpowering yet fills a room and lingers. Choose the larger size (Signature) for big, open spaces, or the smaller size (Classic) for cozy nooks.

    Pumpkin Pomander has been in the works for a few years now. LAFCO wanted to introduce a classic pumpkin fragrance to their mix, but with a twist. They nailed it- you’ll be reaching for this candle again and again in the months ahead.
    -Chrissy Fitzgerald, candle reviewer and publisher at The Downtown Annapolis