How do you Ho-Ho-Holiday?

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is almost here! That Means ‘Tis the Season to stock up on Stocking Stuffers for your Customers!

With three seasonal fragrances to choose from and complimentary upgrades (like colored ribbon and holiday swag on the label), we’ve made adding a little Christmas cheer to your Neighborhood line a piece of (fruit) cake! Whether this is your first season celebrating with Ella B. Candles, or you’re looking to freshen up your festive offerings, this blog post will help you plan your Christmas candle collection!

Three Scents for Christmas

Ella B. Candles retailers TRIPLE their candle sales during the holiday months. To help meet the needs of your customers, we’ve created THREE unique holiday scents that can be added to your Neighborhood collection…

Fragrance No. 2 (Cinnamon & Nutmeg)

When the weather outside is frightful.. warm up with a fragrance that is so delightful! This spicy scent is our hottest holiday seller. Add this fiery fragrance to your Neighborhood collection, and give it a festive name — like Fa-La-La Fabulous or Sleigh All Day. Fragrance No. 2 includes complementary Red grosgrain ribbon.

Fragrance No. 14 (Birchwood & Evergreen Bark)

With notes of Birchwood and Evergreen Bark, one whiff of Fragrance No. 14 will whisk you away to a Winter Wonderland! Add this enchanting scent to your Neighborhood collection, and give it a fun name — like Trim the Tree or Too Lit to Quit! Fragrance No. 14 includes complementary Emerald grosgrain ribbon.

Fragrance No. 21 (Cranberry, Mandarin & Clove)

Fragrance No. 21 is the perfect blend of Cozy, Spice and Everything Nice! Add this Christmas classic to your Neighborhood collection, and give it a holly jolly name — like Home for the Holidays or Naughty is the New Nice! Fragrance No. 21 includes complementary Kiwi grosgrain ribbon.

Merry Little Minis!

This Christmas, give your customers more ways to gift by stocking up on their favorite seasonal scents in Stocking Stuffer sizes — like our 8oz tin, or 3oz boxed votives!    

Cold Weather is Coming!

Cozy Up for the Cold Weather months with transitional scents that will sell all season long!

The cold weather months are the hottest time of year for candle sales, and between our signature Fall (fragrance No. 25) and Christmas offerings (fragrances No. 2, No. 14, and No. 21), our Neighborhood line gives you plenty of ways to get creative with season-appropriate scents. But what if you want to give your customers something to cozy up to in between ‘Happy Fall Y’all’ and ‘Merry & Bright?’ In this blog post, we’re sharing inspiration for transitional scents and candle names that you can stock (and re-stock) all season long — front the first day of fall, till well after the last Christmas wreath comes down!

Best Scents for the Season!

You can’t go wrong with our Fall and Christmas fragrances, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop there. Expand your seasonal offerings and add more fragrances to your Neighborhood collection. Here are some scents that are sure to keep your customers feeling warm and cozy during the cold weather months:
  • No. 3 – Sandalwood & Vanilla
  • No. 4 – Leather, Tea & Pomegranate
  • No. 8 – Amber, Musk & Sage
  • No. 26 – Sandalwood & Cashmere
  • No. 27 – Cilantro, Orange & Myrrh

Cozy up with Creative Candle Names!

Get your customers in the mood to snuggle up with candle names that are cozy and creative. Here are a few that we’re loving this autumn:
  • Sweater Weather (pairs well with No. 26 – Sandalwood & Cashmere)
  • Cold Weather, Cozy Home
  • It’s Cold, Let’s Cuddle
  • Cold Weather is On the Way

Say Boo! to Creepy Candles for Halloween

Halloween is almost here, so join Ella B. Candles in celebrating the spookiest time of the year!

From having fun with pumpkin puns to brewing up something altogether BOO-jee, there are lots of ways to celebrate Halloween with the personalized candles in your Neighborhood collection. Feast your eyes on these spooky-season staples that are sure to please festive fiends and scaredy cats alike!

CREEPIN’ it Good in the ‘Hood

You don’t have to live on Elm Street to pay homage to your favorite hometown haunts. What creepy landmarks or eery legends keep your customers up at night? Do monsters lurk in the graveyard? Is there a boogeyman living under the town bridge? Can ghoulish screams be heard from the old opera house? There’s bound to be something sinister in your hometown. CREEP it local and give your customers a real fright with hometown-inspired Halloween candles.

GHOULS Just Wanna Have Fun!

Are your customers too old to Trick-or-Treat, but still dying to get their EEK! on this Pumpkin Season? Dish up something downright devilish for your Halloween Honeys with these sassy slogans and playful puns, all devised with a Basic Witch in mind:
  • Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun (pairs BOO-tifully with Fragrance No. 26 – Sandalwood & Cashmere)
  • Here for the Boos
  • Bad and Boo-jee
  • If You’ve Got It, Haunt It (set the mood for spookiness with Fragrance No. 24 – Leather, Tobacco, Amber & Musk)
  • Resting Witch Face
  • 100% That Witch (channel those #BadGhoulVibes with Fragrance No. 8 – Amber, Musk & Sage)
  • Eat, Drink & Be Scary
  • Little Miss Spookiness (there’s nothing freaky about the fresh and feminine Fragrance No. 6 – Currant, Cassis & Rose)
  • Witch Please!

Make it a MONSTER MASH!

We may not know the secret formula for Love Potion No. 9, but we do have some fab-BOO-lous fragrances that your customers will love to death. Give Halloween diehards something to swoon over with these tongue-in-cheek creeper-inspired classics:
  • Vampire’s Breath (pairs perfectly with our minty fresh fragrance No. 23 – Spearmint, Peppermint & Eucalyptus)
  • Look at What the Bats Dragged In
  • Love Potion No. 9 (enamor your customers with the alluring Fragrance No. 9 – Meadowgrass, Bermaot & Freesia)
  • Witches Brew
  • I Put a Spell on You (cast a spell with the transfixing Fragrance No. 16 – Tuberose, Musk & Patchouli)
  • Hocus Pocus

No BOOs About It!

Do black cats and swarms of bats send a shiver down your spine? Is Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin your idea of a creature feature? Are you white-knuckling it through October and just holding out for the clearance candy corn?! Fret not! You don’t have to think outside the box to celebrate Halloween in your hometown. These fright-free favorites will delight spooky kids of all ages, no BOOs about it!
  • Hey Boo
  • The Great Pumpkin (keep it classic with our beloved Fragrance No. 25 – Pumpkin, Ginger & Clove)
  • Boo Y’all
  • Trick-or-Treat (satisfy any sweet tooth with the good-enough-to-eat Fragrance No. 1 – Mandarin Orange & Vanilla)

If You’ve Got It, HAUNT IT!

Want to celebrate the spookiest time of the year, but scared to death of committing to full-size candles? Have no fear! While our 11oz vessel may be a hefty sell for Halloween, your customers are sure to say Trick-or-Treat to snack-size vessel options, like our 3oz boxed votives or 8oz tins (which come dressed to distress in a smooth black finish). Sold in sets of 12 or 6 respectively, our votives and tins are the perfect in. What are you waiting for?! Get creative, conjure up your creepiest candle names, and WOO your Halloween BOOs! (Feeling proud of your creation? Enter our Halloween Name-a-Candle Contest!)  

Hello, Pumpkin!

Fall is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more ready for the season of Pumpkin, Spice & Everything Nice!

As the weather gets cooler, we’re warming up to our favorite fall fragrances. Last week we shared harvest-inspired offerings from retailers across the country, and this week we’re Going for Gold Gourd with our beloved Fragrance No. 25. With notes of Pumpkin, Ginger and Clove, this warm-n-cozy scent makes the quintessential fall candle. Keep reading to see the fun and inventive ways our retail partners incorporate this beloved fall fragrance into their Neighborhood collections.

Pumpkin Lovin’

With our Neighborhood line, retailers (like you!) have the opportunity to create a collection of personalized candles. While most of our retail partners choose to give their candles locally-inspired names, you’re not limited to what’s around you. Your candles will sell best when they have names that resonate with your customers. And since you know what your customers want, we encourage you to pick names that they’re sure to Fall in love with. If locally-inspired names fly off your shelves — great! Keep that Local Love alive with names that celebrate wherever you call home: Alabama AutumnFall in Connecticut. But if you find that your customers are craving something beyond your Neighborhood, don’t be afraid to get creative! Pumpkin Love is universal. No matter where you are, these fun-and-festive names would be a perfect fit for Fragrance No. 25:
  • Pumpkin Lovin’
  • Sweeter Than Pumpkin Pie
  • Pumpkin Chai
  • Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice
  • Hey Pumpkin
  • Autumn Leaves & Pumpkins Please
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Pumpkin Spice Life
We’re all about a little whimsy, but sometimes simplicity sells. If your customers are shopping for something simple, names like Heirloom Pumpkin or White Pumpkin are sure to please. Dress these classics up with a corresponding colored ribbon (pictured above: Heirloom Pumpkin with Old Gold grosgrain ribbon; White Pumpkin with Ivory grosgrain ribbon). Pumpkin may be the main fragrance note in this fall scent, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck in the Pumpkin Patch. While plenty of retailers get creative with naming Fragrance No. 25, the most popular name for this scent (hands down!) is Happy Fall Y’all. There’s no wrong way to celebrate fall in your town. From keeping it local to spreading that Pumpkin Lovin’, we’ve shared some of our favorite ways to incorporate this scent in your Neighborhood collection. How will YOU serve up this fall fav?

Hot For Harvest Season

There’s no such thing as too many candles… and that rule is doubly true for fall candles. As the air turns cold and the sweaters come out, your customers will be craving cozy candles. Make your Neighborhood collection their one-stop shop for great seasonal home fragrance.

At Ella B. Candles we’re all about Keepin’ it Local, and we encourage our retailers to do the same. To help you pay homage to Harvest Season in YOUR hometown, we’re sharing some of our favorite Autumn Inspiration. Take a scroll to see how you can add a dash of fall to your locally-inspired Neighborhood collection!

Start with a Fragrance (or two…)

When it comes to fall fragrance, No. 25 (Pumpkin, Ginger & Clove) is the undisputed star of the show. Packed with spicy, pumpkiny deliciousness, it’s easy to understand why this scent is the go-to fall candle for our retail partners. But every star needs a supporting cast, so consider rounding out your autumn offerings with other fragrances. Here are a few favorites that your customers are sure to Fall in love with:
  • No. 4 (Leather, Tea & Pomegranate) – Imagine slipping into your favorite leather jacket, taking a stroll through the apple orchard, then warming up with a mug of mulled cider. That’s fragrance No. 4.
  • No. 7 (Bamboo, Teak & Black Currant) – Smells like misty fall mornings and icy dew drops on blades of grass.
  • No. 24 (Leather, Tobacco, Amber & Musk) – The perfect after-dark scent, for when the bonfire burns out but the Harvest Moon is still burning bright in the night sky.

Tell your Town’s Story

Before your customers can fall in love at first smell, you need to catch their attention. That’s where naming comes in. Candle names tell a story, and with your Neighborhood collection, you get to be the storyteller. Choose names that click with your customers and tell the story of your town. How do you welcome autumn in your neck of the woods? Whether you’re a bonafide Farm Girl (or just a farmhouse decor maven on Pinterest) there are lots of creative ways to get Hot for Harvest Season. For your inspiration, here’s how our retailers across the country are keeping it #FarmFresh this fall…
  • Farmer’s Wife
  • Farm to Market
  • God Made a Farmer
  • Farm Life
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Farmstead
  • Rustic Red Barn
  • Barn Dance
  • Iowa Harvest
  • Harvest Moon
  • Husker Harvest
  • Harvest Time
  • Bourbon Country

Top it Off with a Bow

Your Neighborhood candles will come packaged in our signature box and bow. For an extra dash of fall flare, upgrade to a colored ribbon. Here are the hues that are speaking to us this Harvest Season:
  • Rust (available in 7/8″ satin only)
  • Seal Brown
  • Old Gold
  • Moss
  • Wine
We hope these Harvest Vibes have inspired you to expand your Neighborhood collection this autumn. If you need any help picking fragrances, choosing locally-inspired names, or putting together your fall order, don’t hesitate to reach out: madeline@ellabcandles.com