P.F. Candle Co. was born Pommes Frites in 2008, as a way for Kristen Pumphrey to both make a living after losing her job during the recession, and to fulfill her dream to do so by making something by hand. In 2012, she launched a line of candles in the signature P.F. Candle Co. amber jars. She has since been joined by her husband Tom and a team of 31 employees. Now a globally-recognized brand, they make lives smell better through candles, reed diffusers, and more, all designed, produced, and shipped out of their Southern California warehouse.