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Gifts That Give Back: ManCans Man Scented Candles

ManCans Man Scented Candles

ManCans Man Scented Candles

Hart Main’s sister was selling candles for a school fundraiser when he had the thought, “Why don’t people sell candles with scents that men like?”

An entrepreneurial 13-year-old, Hart ran with the idea and chose cans over glass jars to differentiate his candles from those he saw everywhere else. Little did he know that selling man scented candles would lead to an opportunity to help so many people.
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A Fragrance Floorplan with Scents for Every Room in the House

Lafco House and Home fragrance floorplan

I’ve always had a thing for floorplans. As a kid I would ride my bike to model homes, grab the brochure, and wander the place in all its plastic-fruit glory, mostly interested in the layout of things.

In addition to floorplans I also have a thing for wonderful smells, so when I stumbled upon Lafco’s House & Home Collection of candles and their interactive fragrance floorplan things got a little silly around these parts.

It’s such a different and interesting way to interact with a candle line (of all things) and the scents are designed to complement various rooms in the home. The candles are 100% soy and beautifully boxed making them luxurious, elegant gifts.

Celery and Thyme Dining Room Candle
My favorite is so perfectly Thanksgiving and wouldn’t you know it, it’s the Dining Room candle. The scent is celery and thyme which beckons my senses at just the thought of it.

Do go play with the floorplan (I assure you that “play” is in fact the right word). And for retailers that carry every room in the house visit Candle Delirium or Candles Off Main.

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Celery and Thyme Dining Room Candle

20 Autumn Candles from Clove to Campfire

Costes Orange Candle

There’s just something about this season. Autumn gets here and suddenly I want it to envelop me like a cozy blanket or favorite sweater. The brisk breeze, the turning leaves, the ones rustling on the ground. The scarves, the pecan pie, the chai lattes—I love it all. But what I love the most, yes maybe even more more than the pie, are the smells!

With the window cracked open, warm socks on, and a delicious candle burning, I’m a happy camper. Are you the same way?

I love a good candle. As a gift giver they’re always on my list of gifts for your backup stash. (You know, those things you keep on hand for just-in-case?)

I’ve rounded up some really wonderful ones for you. They’re perfect for a housewarming gift, for new neighbors and for your hospitable host.

From woodsy to spicy, maple and clove, pumpkin and apple, leaves and acorns, chai and bourbon, hearth and campfire—these are the scents of the season and you’ll find them in all kinds of wonderful combinations below.

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