Candles’ fragrant lighting sets the mood for many occasions, from intimate dinners to romantic power outages. Lighten up any occasion with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of hand-poured candles, scented sachets, shower gels, and eclectic home décor at Backyard Candle Co. in Washington.
Backyard Candle Co. owners and votive lieges Tricia Whisler and Linda Messer hand-pour 100% soy candles into attractive container sets of numerous sizes (5–16 oz., $8.99–$16). Before getting their candles, guests take in wafts of the scent menu, which drifts with 50 different aromas that include the berry- and incense-infused Dark Kiss, the creamy vanilla-based Serendipity, and Let Them Eat Cake, a blend of sugar cane, coconut milk, vanilla orchid and white musk.
Lotions and shower gels douse bodies in fragrances (two for $16), and tarts ($1.50) and scented room and linen sprays ($4.99) can be used to freshen up an office or mask the scent of a secret horse stable. With creative graphics and images, Papaya cards ($2.50) greet loved ones with a nod toward style and a nudge toward creatively abandoning the envelope. Under its vintage pressed ceilings, Backyard Candle Co. also stocks a vast array of rotating eclectic home decorations.