Vanilla & Ghost Pepper– 7.2 oz Soy Candle

Standard Candle

59 reviews
$16 $20


A cool desert breeze, the sun setting over terracotta landscapes, a warm blanket’s embrace, and the lingering spice from dried ristra peppers. Creamy, spicy, and woody. Violet, tonka bean, cedar, cinnamon.

Available for a limited time while supplies last.

Fragrance Family

Smoky + Woody Fragrance Family | P.F. Candle Co. Los Angeles

Scent Throw

How strong is it?

Strong Scent Throw | P.F. Candle Co. Los Angeles

Great For

Basically everywhere. Our most popular size!

Our 7.2 oz Standard Candles are hand-poured into apothecary inspired amber jars with our signature kraft label and a brass lid. This is our most popular size and is meant for dressers, countertops, nightstands – basically everywhere.

Burns for 40-50 hours. 2.9” in diameter and 3.5" in height.

P.F. scents are meant to enhance a space rather than overpower it, and are especially ideal for people with scent sensitivities. If you prefer a stronger scent throw, we suggest pairing your candle with another product from our line - use Incense or Linen & Room Sprays to quickly fragrance your space, or place a Reed Diffuser in the room for low-maintenance scent throw all day long.


Following Candle Care helps to ensure product quality + longevity. We highly recommend following each of the following steps:

  • Trim your candle's wick to 1/4" before each lighting or once your candle has cooled.
  • Never attempt to trim a burning candle.
  • Discard the snipped portion in the trash; never leave wick trimmings in your candle jar.
  • The wick should always remain centered and away from the sides of the vessel.
  • Allow the wax to melt to the edges of the jar during each burn to prevent tunneling.
  • Once the candle's gone, we hope you'll re-use it. Clean it out and you've got a new planter or pencil holder – or whatever you want! Click here for tips on reusing your empties.


Safety first - because candles contain a small flame, we encourage following these common sense rules of thumb:

  • Never leave a candle burning unattended, near a draft, or in reach of children or pets.
  • Don't burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.
  • Do not allow your wick to curl over, as this can create a larger than normal flame.
  • Stop burning your candle when only 1/4" of wax remains.
  • Do not pick up a burning candle or immediately after it's been blown out.
  • Protect the surface underneath the candle no matter the material.


Our candles are simple: they're all made with 100% domestically-grown soy wax, fine fragrance oils, and cotton-core wicks. The fragrances we use are paraben-free, phthalate-free, and are never (ever) tested on animals.

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We currently offer international shipping to Canada only. Shipping rates are calculated by weight + delivery destination.

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HOLIDAY SHIPPING Place your order by the following dates to ensure on time arrival ahead of the holidays:

Canada: Friday, 12/10 by 12pm PST

Domestic US Shipping:
  • East Coast: Monday, 12/13 by 12pm PST
  • West Coast: Thursday, 12/16 by 12pm PST
  • Express / 2-day: Friday, 12/17 by 12pm PST

PROCESSING All orders are processed + shipped within 3-5 business days. Please allow for additional processing time around major sales or during holidays. More information here.

EXCHANGES + RETURNS If you’re not 100% satisfied with one of your P.F. Candle Co. products, we would love to help make that right! Please contact our Customer Care team at within 30 days of receiving your order and we’ll help get the process started. More information here.
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Sweet & Spicy!

The ultimate fall / winter scent! Definitely stocking up on this one while I can.

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Great scent, okay throw

This scent is lovely, but I don't find it fills the room quite like my other PF candles do. The scent is really great though - not too sweet, and not too spicy.

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Vanilla and ghost pepper candle

The smell is absolutely lovely! It has been a hit in my house this fall.

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Great candle, great smell, lasts long!

casper m.
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makes me so happy

this candle is so mellow and pleasant! warm and just barely spicy, it doesn't make me nauseous or give me a headache like lots of other candles. will buy again ~

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Amazing smell

Overall I love this candle and so far the company. Fast shipping and great prices.


Best smelling candle ever

My friends and I were walking past the store in sf and were led in by one of the kind workers there. And we both fell in love with vanilla and ghost pepper. I also got Los Angeles too, which smells like a walk in the evening in Huntington Beach on a cool warm night and it smells so good. Anyways, How do I describe vanilla and ghost pepper? It’s divine. I light it up everyday, I went online and bought two more. I want my life to smell the way this candle smells. It doesn’t smell the way it’s titled, or at least not to me. It smells like a warm breeze in a beautiful airy home, or a modern chic hotel, or a cozy dark night with your favorite book in your favorite chair and blanket. I know I’m Not helping with smell notes, just know you MUST have this in your home. Its light but the scent lingers in a wonderful way. It doesn’t smell like fruit or flowers. It’s so hard for me to describe it’s goodness. Just know i will be buying this scent for as long as p.f. candle carries it.


it grew on me!

Ok, at first I was lol'ing in agreement with the review that described this as "spicy grandma." Before I could appreciate the vanilla, the first notes that were hitting me were the violet and orchid and it felt like more of a Spring candle. BUT, I've really come to like it, it's really ambitious and a sophisticated scent. Here's the trick, put it in your kitchen! It goes so well in the kitchen as the vanilla evokes baking. It's almost too complex for the living room, not sexy enough for the bedroom or strong enough for the bathroom, but it's the perfect fall-kitchen candle.


P.F. Candle Co.

Hey Esteban, thanks so much for giving Vanilla & Ghost Pepper a try! We definitely laughed at that review too. Best, P.F. Customer Care Team


Extremely Subtle when Lit

I was hesitant on buying this candle online as I like to smell these things in person before purchase, however- it smells amazing! It has a very subtle vanilla scent that could warm any room.... But upon lighting it, I can't smell anything. This is extremely disappointing and not the first time I have had this problem with PF's Candles. I feel like all their scents used to be stronger but just can't fill even my tiny apartment's living room! I bought two of this candle thinking maybe I had a dud, and the second one seems a little better. But consistency would be appreciated :(


P.F. Candle Co.

Hi Danielle, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts, we're sorry to hear Vanilla & Ghost Pepper wasn't what you expected! Our Customer Care team will be in touch soon to make this right for you! -P.F. Candle Co.

Marie A.

Love this scent!

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered this candle, but I loved the spice of the watermelon and chili candle so I figured I’d give it a try. I love it! It’s super light and cozy, perfect to keep next to your bed!