HARRIETS TREE [grapefruit]


HARRIETS TREE [grapefruit] Scented Candle - 

an ode to sipping & toasting Palomas with my girlfriends underneath a canopy tree at the Harriet House in Joshua Tree.  

key notes: grapefruit, peach, berries  

size: 11 oz. 

burn time: 70+ hours

contents: Coconut/vegetable proprietary blend 

When not at home with the kids or enjoying a chance weekend getaway with my husband, I can only hope for the next best thing...spending cherished time with girlfriends. It was on one occasion spent on a magical girl’s weekend away in mystic Joshua Tree that I created one of our signature scents. Though brief in history, the meaningfulness behind this scent is a short story worth telling.

After a visit to the legendary Pappy & Harriet’s bar in town, our stay brought us to a small desert homestead where we were blessed with painted sunrises, dusky sunsets and stargazing galore. We spent the weekend making Palomas under the shade of a singular tree which shared our space at The Harriet House. Under that single tree, we toasted our grapefruit cocktails, we laughed, we cried, we grew, we bonded...and the fragrance HARRIET’S TREE was born.

APOLENA [sea salt]

key notes: sea salt, sage, ambrette seed

Our favorite mild fragrance showcases the beautiful complexities of sea notes. Composed of sea salt, sage, and ambrette seed, it evokes feelings of freedom and pleasure, like an enjoyable walk along Balboa Island on a beautiful summer morning.

COLONY [cassis] 

key notes: cassis, bergamot, musk

Create a welcoming mood with this warm and sophisticated scent that begins with bergamot and cassis, developed over a white rose and musk.  Perfect for a cocktail hour with friends or while relaxing with your favorite book (or social media site:)

GROVE [orange blossom] 

key notes: orange blossom, jasmine, bergamot

Transport yourself to a grove of orange trees, with their tiny white flowers in bloom. This light but strong scent will take you there.

HARRIETS TREE [grapefruit]  

key notes:  grapefruit, peach, berries

A vibrant citrus fragrance that illustrates invigorating notes of tropical fruits, crisp citrus, and exotic greens.  It is light and sweet, while still noticeable in your surrounding space. 

JACK [pumpkin]

key notes: pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla

A sophisticated fall fragrance with top notes of cinnamon and vanilla which intermingle with baked pumpkin, while graham cracker base notes add a creamy, toasty character. An ode to special times together as we begin the holiday season carving pumpkins into Jack-o'-lanterns.

LIDO [sandalwood]

key notes: sandalwood, musk, violet

This bestselling scent is warm and comforting, highlighting its creamy facets while balancing the sharpness of sandalwood paired with sweet violet and woodsy musk. Perfect for any occasion and any time of year.


key notes: amber, sage, oakmoss

This captivating fragrance begins with hints of citrus and an infusion of sage that enhance the natural, earthy quality. Lavender adds a soft floral and herbal touch to the heart of this scent, while amber and oakmoss round out the base for a beautiful, deep character.

MARGARET [currant] 

key notes: currant, musk, rhubarb

A sophisticated and playfully sweet scent with aspects of pink currant and rhubarb over a heart of white jasmine petals and musky base.  A wonderful balance of notes will light up the room for any occasion.

MR. DOUGLAS [pine]

key notes: pine, cedarwood, fir 

Our popular pine scented candle that makes you think “Christmas time”, with mild citrus top notes, earthy undercurrents of cedar and evergreen, and a woody, fir base. But for some, the scent of pine is a year-round fav, like taking a hike on your favorite pine tree lined trail.

PETALUMA [berry] 

key notes: berry, pink peppercorn, rose petals

The tangy richness of freshly picked blackcurrant berries and lively accents of flowery rose petals create this light, floral, and feminine scent.

➕ On your first use, burn your candle for 2 hours to allow the wax to melt evenly to the edge of the jar.

➕ after your candle cools, wipe any black residue off of the top with a paper towel to keep it looking good as new!

➕ Always trim the wick to 1/4 inch before relighting to avoid a large flame, smoking and wax discoloration.

➕ Fluctuations in temperature can cause the wax to contract and pull away from the sides of the glass. This is common when candles are shipped or stored in environments with varying temperature. Once the candle is lit, you will see the contraction of the wax correct itself.

We use a proprietary blended soy/vegetable wax, phthalate-free premium fragrance oil, and lead-free wick.


We only ship within the United States.All orders are processed and shipped from our backhouse in Newport Beach within 2–4 business days. Once shipped, continental domestic orders may take 2–4 days to arrive, dependent on location.  Alaska and Hawaii may take a bit longer.Backhouse prefers UPS ground shipping (estimated 1–4 days) but might use Fedex Ground/2-day or USPS in some instances. 


We will gladly accept returns/exchanges on any items that are in their original condition along with all packaging. Please email us at hello@backhousefragrances.com with your request for return and we’ll issue a Return Authorization Form with a Return Authorization Number (RA#), along with instructions for returning your candle.

What They're Saying


Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Harriet's Tree

The fragrance is wonderful, fresh and summery. However, it doesn't permeate throughout the room so not much throw for this fragrance. Packaging touches are gift-giving worthy, simple but unique and thoughtful. Love the tote bag that came with the order.

Dimitra Triantos
Everyone wants to know...

Everyone wants to know where I got this candle from! I always get comments made when friends and family are in my home. Crowd favorite for sure. The best is burning it after cleaning the house, the perfect finishing touch! HUGE fan of Backhouse.

Brandi Street

I gifted the candles for a business conference...wanted some local Newport offerings in the gift bags. I am in awe of the whole experience with backhouse fragrances! They were so responsive to my requests, delivered my candles locally and the candles are AMAZING! The scents are all so yummy, the packaging is so classy. Would recommend over and over. Thanks again, backhouse!

Diana Plensdorf
Gorgeous and fresh!

Crisp grapefruit notes! Light and fresh. This one is my second favorite! (second only to Lido)

melissa F
Absolutely the best

I love Backhouse candles. They burn evenly and the fragrance is superior to any other candle I have ever used. And believe me I have tried a lot of other candles. The packaging makes for a great presentation for gift giving. I also love supporting a local company. The grapefruit fragrance is my jam. Tina Turner sang “Simply the Best better than all the rest “. That should be the song for Blackhouse candles.

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