While in Colorado, Erica Hoke said she and her family went to a local shop where customers could create custom candles. To her surprise, she said the store had something for everyone.
“My husband is an engineer, I have an art degree, and my children are complete polar opposites, and all four of us had a good time,” Hoke said. “I don’t know if there’s any other activity all four of us can do and like—someone is always compromising.”
Hoke said her family was so inspired by the experience, they decided to open a similar concept closer to home. The couple opened Foxfire Candle Works in Vintage Park on June 20. The fragrance boutique has more than 90 scents for customers to choose from, which can be blended to create fragrances for candles, reed and car diffusers, wax tarts, and oils and mists for customers’ homes and bodies.
While the shop already carries premade sugar scrubs, lotions, hand soaps and shower gels, Hoke said customers will soon be able to blend their own fragrances for those products as well. All products range from $11-$24.
“How many custom things do you have in your life? Most of what you have is made in a factory to fit 1,000 other people, and this is just for you,” she said. “It’s an affordable luxury.”
The boutique also hosts private parties and offers beer and wine.
Foxfire Candle Works
126 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. C, Houston
Hours: Sun. noon-5 p.m., Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
How it works
To blend a custom candle at Foxfire Candle Works, customers complete the following steps:
Step 1: Sample more than 90 scents available to blend and write down their favorites
Step 2: Consult with a scent stylist
Step 3: Blend a custom fragrance
Step 4: Wait 90 minutes while the candle is set, glazed and packaged
Step 5: Take the finished product home and enjoy