p.f. candle co

maybe LA’s favorite candles

A quintessential element of an LA adult starter pack is the minimally branded yet easily recognizable amber jar candles. It hits different that a Diptyque Baies on your nightstand but in an easygoing yet tasteful, an understated yet sophisticated way. P.F. Candle Co is a California brand if there’s ever been one. It exudes casual cool, capturing sea breezes and California sun in fan favorite fragrances that come to life as candles, diffusers, incense and more.

The designs are simple, minimal, but not in a stark minimalist way, but in a muted desert tones way. While you’ll find their products at lifestyle boutiques across the country, and peruse their entire inventory online, their brick and mortar are worth a visit if you’re in the neighborhood. Smell all the smells, pick out some favorites, take note of which scents speak to you. And maybe pick up a couple extra to keep in your drawer at work in case you forget a coworker’s birthday.

the details

AddressEcho Park: 2213 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Culver City: 6144 Washington Blvd, Culver City
San Francisco: 1422 Grant Ave, San Francisco
Hours11am – 7pm everyday 
Price$$ – standard 7.2oz candles are $20, 12.5oz are $28
Aestheticbreezy and sunny and warm California

good to know

Go here for: easy lifestyle gifts for anyone (including yourself)

Buy this: teakwood and tobacco is a popular choice; golden coast is also a favorite

Amount of time to spend: 10-20 minutes, the shops are small but there’s plenty to look at (and smell)

When to come: anytime you’re in the area (or if you actually need a gift)


  • Echo Park: either metered parking on Sunset, which can be tough at times, or try to find street parking up the residential side streets.
  • Culver City: usually not too bad to snag a meter in this part of Washington Blvd.

Other things to note: 

  • For avid candle-lovers, they have stamp cards so you can accumulate your way to a free candle just as others do boba teas.

Last visited: February 2020

Last updated: March 2021

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