MARGARET [currant]


Let the rich smells of currant create a beautiful space.

key Notes: currant, musk, rhubarb

size: 11 oz. 

burn Time: 70+ hours

contents: Coconut/vegetable proprietary blend

Margaret is a name representative of new beginnings. My husband and I had found young love in high school but we lost touch over time. We reconnected many years later and I will always remember the rich scent of currant that he would burn in his bachelor pad in Corona del mar. Enjoying the exciting twists and turns of life, we married, moved to Margaret Drive with my three children and we began our life together as a blended family. My fourth child came along and Margaret Drive will never be the same!

In honor of what we had, what we lost and what we found again, we burn MARGARET’s meaningful fragrance of currant in our home, with a bit of nostalgia, as we create new family memories.

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.

How to burn the backhouse:

+ Burn candle within sight and on a flat surface

+ Keep away from pets, little ones & combustibles

+ Burn on a heat resistant surface

+ Before relighting, trim wick 1/4" and remove loose pieces

+ Stop burning when only 1/4” of wax remains

+ Don’t burn for more than 4 hours at a time. It will be tough, but trust us on this one.  

+ Enjoy! And show us the spaces you love by tagging #burnthebackhouse on social media.

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 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 9 reviews
Stephanie B
The scent is amazing!

I was on a trip when I first smelled a Backhouse Fragrances candle. My husband and I were transfixed and immediately began searching where to find one to purchase. The team at BHF was incredibly helpful, positive, kind and generous with their time. We packed it in our carry on for the flight and TSA even commented on the great scent while examining it :) BHF made our trip even more memorable.

Meg Norvell
Smells so so good!!

I love this candle! I burn it all the time and always get compliments on how my room smells!

Emily Rouse

Highly recommend this candle and actually ALL the candles from Backhouse!!! The scent is amazing and the presentation/packaging is beautiful. Also the costumer service is beyond thoughtful and personal. I’ve had such positive experiences with this company!

The BEST out there!

I am a candle person! And I love beautiful, well-packaged, and highly scented ones! ESPECIALLY if they look and smell way more expensive than they are! Backhouse candles are my very favorite! This small business is working hard to produce a beautiful product that has a clean-burning scent in a gorgeous glass, and you just can’t get much better! Just order one, or a few, even! Margaret is my favorite, but I’ve truly liked or loved every one I’ve tried!

My favorite candles ever

Backhouse candles are by far my favorite. I find myself reaching for them consistently over more known luxury brands. They burn so clean and never have that artificial scent. I typically go for a warm scent, but Margaret is great to mix things up. It’s bright and sweet, just put you in a happy mood. While I definitely have my faves, I don’t dislike a single Backhouse scent, I’d repurchase every one I’ve tried.

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