Our Top 10 Most Popular Candles!

With over 40 thoughtfully designed candle scents so far (you know we’re cooking up even more creative and nostalgic scent combinations that you’ll hear about soon) it’s always a thrill to look at the numbers and see which candles are the crowd favorites. 

Ponchatoula Strawberry Candle

If you’ve ever picked up and smelled one of our Laurel Mercantile Co candles before, then you know that these are not your run-of-the-mill candles. They are special. And we are so proud to make them right here in the U.S.A – some candles are even poured and packaged right here in Laurel, MS! 

Photo from above of 4 oz. candles outside

We’ve pulled the data and here are the top 10 candles that we can barely keep on the shelves this year: 

  1. Tudor 

Scent Notes: Earl grey + lemon

Fun Fact - This is Erin’s all time favorite LMCo’s scent!

Tudor 4 oz. candle in front of house

  1. The Old City 

Scent Notes: Spanish Moss + Salty Air

Click here to read an excerpt from Erin and Ben’s Book, Make Something Good Today, about the actual old city that inspired this candle. 

  1. Ponchatoula Strawberry

Scent Notes: Summer Sorbet

This candle was inspired by Mallorie’s home town in South Louisiana where they grow the sweetest and most delicious strawberries in the world. 

ponchatoula strawberry
  1. Ouida’s Garden

Scent Notes: Roses + four o'clocks

Erin spent 2 years fine-tuning this scent to perfectly represent summers in her grandmother’s garden. 

Ouida's Garden Candle

  1. Lemon Ice Box Pie

Scent Notes: Meyer lemon + whipped cream

This particular pie, flavor, and scent was inspired by Erin’s grandmother. lemon ice box candle

  1. Porch Party 

Scent Notes: Sweet tea + garden mint 

Erin says, “This candle smells like the cool breezes that make hot days bearable: a mint julep on the front porch." 

porch party candle
  1. Gardiner Park 

Scent Notes: Summer sun + citrus blossoms 

This scent was designed to smell like summer all year long!

gardiner park candle

  1. Scotsman

Scent Notes: Black pepper + mandarin 

Fun Fact - This scent was inspired by Ben’s cologne that’s only worn on special occasions and date nights with Erin!

  1. Cottage

Scent Notes: Lemon zest + vanilla

This scent was first introduced in HGTV’s Home Town Season 6 - The Farlin House, and it immediately became a fan favorite!

  1. Laurel

Scent Notes: Sweet olive blossom

This is the first candle we ever made - the one that started it all. Fun Fact - Erin overnighted a piece of the sweet olive blossom to the candlemakers to be sure that they got the scent perfectly right!

Did your favorite candle make the list?!

We are so grateful to each and every customer who has purchased one of our LMCo candles. It’s such an honor to serve amazing people like you! 


Just in case you were wondering about which candle just missed the cut of the Top 10,  Pear Cake snagged the eleventh spot. 

Make plans to visit our hometown and this special “scent-imental” shop this year! For those who can’t make it down South to visit the Scent Library in person, you can purchase candles, soaps, room sprays, and tote bags on our online shop.