Friends of Lakeview - Custom Candle


Friends of Lakeview approached AURA Candle Bar to collaborate in the creation of a scent representing the many beautiful things of our vast, diverse and friendly Chicago neighborhood.  Twenty five percent (25%) of each “The Spirit of Lakeview” candle sold in our studio will be donated directly to Friends of Lakeview to support their community mission.  Visit the AURA studio soon to purchase a candle for your self or a friend and help support our vibrant neighborhood.

The Spirit of Lakeview Scent

Top Note: Green leafy accents dance in crisp air reflecting the essence of shade on our tree-lined streets, where you can catch the scent of herbal tea as you stroll through our corridors and pass one of our many cafes

Middle Note: In the heart of this fragrance you will find harmony between woody and peppery nuances intertwined with earthy tones, creating a blend that represents our community members and businesses. When these scents are blended, they shine brighter as if they stood alone, counting on the support of one another and creating an impact larger than life

Base Note:  As the scent settles, a luxurious warmth envelopes. Creamy, richness invokes connection within a thriving community, inviting you to linger in its comforting embrace. Like the bonds between neighbors, a lasting impression of unity remains.

The experience that brought the Friends of Lakeview to life: Executive Director Becca Girsch; Marketing and Events Director Alyssa Lombardo; and Friends of Lakeview Board member and Chamber President, Stepanie Biederman visited the AURA studio to blend custom fragrance inspired by three adjectives representing our community that AURA’s team assisted in brainstorming; Bright, Proud, Resilient. AURA Candle Bar’s Scent Consultants worked with Becca, Alyssa, and Stephanie to choose their favorite fragrances from over 100 single-scents offered at AURA before they were then guided through AURA’s guest process to create their unique fragrance translations via fragrance theory and candle science. The three candles created in AURA’s studio were then sampled by the Friends of Lakeview Board of Directors. The Board evaluated and then voted on the fragrance that became the representative fragrance of The Spirit of Lakeview.

Support Friends of Lakeview when you purchase The Spirit of Lakeview candle:

AURA Candle Bar will donate 25% of sales from every The Spirit of Lakeview candle sold in our studio to Friends of Lakeview. Candles are 10 oz of soy wax and pure fragrance oil, hand poured into a sparkling glossy white vessel with a sleek silver lid and offered for $38. 

Purchase the Spirit of Lakeview candle at the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber office and many community events throughout the year.

Candles can also be purchased at:

The Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber Office

M-F 9-5pm

Spring Lincoln Roscoe Art + Craft Fair

Saturday, May 18 | 10-7pm | Sunday, May 19 | 10-5pm

Low-Line Farmers Market

Tuesdays | June 4 - October 8, 2024 | 3pm-7pm | 3410 N. Southport Ave

Roscoe Village Farmers Market

Sundays | June 9 - October 13, 2024 | 9am - 1pm | Hamlin Park

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

July 19 - 12, 2024

The Friends of Lakeview Mission: 

Friends of Lakeview supports a resilient local economy and high quality of life for the benefit of residents and businesses in Chicago's Lakeview community by improving and enhancing public streets and spaces, creating memorable experiences, and promoting the neighborhood. All provided by individual and corporate donations, grants, and other sources of funding.