The Original Book Candles
An idea that makes scents
Before anybody else was making literary-themed fragrances, we decided to do it ourselves! Our nerdy hobby is now a small handmade business.
High-Quality & sustainable
We use 100% soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks and hand-selected fragrance oils. Our ingredients are vegan and containers are reusable/recyclable.
The cranberry is forward, but not overpowering. It makes me long for snow-covered trees and holiday homecomings! This is a new favorite of mine.
This scent is clean and calming. It’s what I wish my laundry smelled like all the time!
I prefer scents that are reminiscent of trees and woods. This one is stronger of grass to me, like ambling through a meadow. Still lovely and green.
A new favorite! Not too strong, this scent is spicy and warm, just in time for fall!
One of the best. I wish this candle was permanent, or that it was offered in the largest size. This would be a year round favorite.
At how much I loved this scent from sleazy Slytherin house!
I like to imagine that the Gryffindor commons room fire smelled this good.
I consider myself a Hufflepuff/Ravenclaw hybrid. This candle smells sweet and lovely.
MMMM! This is my favorite of the Wizarding Houses. Will buy a bigger one next time.
I'm enchanted by this candle's indescribable smell (which I will now try to describe). It legitimately smells like the fantasy version of walking through an old forest. There's a spiciness on the air, like distant wood smoke and trampled cedar branches crushed under a deer's hoof. The rich fig notes are like fallen fruit, and the "dirt" note really smells like dirt, but in the most dreamy way -- like an earthy, mossy, sweet dirt. The individual notes can be picked out on the cold sniff, and then they all blend together into one when it burns. It sparks your imagination -- perfect for a writing session. It took me some time to figure out how I felt about this scent, because it's just so unique. But pretty soon I was hooked. I originally found the candle at a gift shop, and when I came here to order another, I was bereft to discover that it's a seasonal scent! I can't wait until it comes out again next summer.
"The circus arrives without warning..." just like a dream, this candle transports me to a place of wonder and possibility. It smells wonderful. I'll definitely buy this one again in the future.
Bought as a gift for my daughter, she loves the smell.
Bought as a gift for my daughter, she loves the smell.
Full disclosure: I LOVE rainy scents. I’ve come across some great ones in my time, and some truly atrocious ones made by someone who clearly lives in the desert. Luckily for me, this is one of the great ones.
Being scent-sensitive, buying candles off the internet is not always my best life choice (definitely not the worst, though), so I bought the 2oz sizes to make sure the larger sizes wouldn’t trigger a migraine or asthma attack.
I didn’t expect this particular candle to be so strong, especially at 2oz, but I am absurdly impressed by it. I lit it and left for a few minutes to get yelled at by an elderly rabbit, as one does, and when I got back, my room smelled wonderfully. I can’t even imagine how strong the scent throw for the large candle will be.
It’s summer in Florida, which means lots of rain, but too hot to open the window to appreciate the smell. While this obviously isn’t the exact same thing, it’s an amazing substitute that has, so far, overwhelmed the dog scent that my service dog has so lovingly rolled into my clean sheets. My choice in pets is suspect, but my choice in candles is clearly top notch.
I ordered a few of Frostbeard’s candles in this size because I was nervous about looking the smells. This is far and away my favorite one I got! It smells fresh and clean. I will be ordering a larger size when this one runs out!
Can't get enough of earthy/dirt scents, this one definitely fits the bill without being too musty - it's wonderfully balanced by the fig and rosewood. One of my favorite candles I've ever smelled.
Smells like apples and did get a hint of the crayon as well. This scent was a huge hit at my house among my picky family.
This scent just wasn’t for me. Most of my friends and family liked it though! Still a quality product, unfortunately it wasn’t my personal scent profile.
I bought this on a whim and wasn’t super excited about it. But it wound up being my favorite of the new ones I bought. It’s a lot lighter than I imagined and it smells amazing. Definitely perfect for fall. I’d bought it for my boyfriend but I’m just going to keep it!
This candle is a new favorite! It's sweet and earthy without an overpowering scent of dirt as can sometimes be the case with nature-theme candles. This provides such a refreshing and light scent to the room it's in. Perfect for the summer and the transition into fall.
I ordered this because I love how bookstores have that perfect balance of coffee and paper. When I first smelled it I was afraid it would be too overpowering with the mahogany but really enjoyed it after it was lit.
I really enjoyed the scent of this candle. The three scents work well together and it put out more smell then I thought it would begin a soy candle.
This smells spicy, clean- like fresh forest air. Easily one of the best candles here
One of the best winter candles. It's a bit of irony that this candle smells like warmth and holiday, when it's origin winter is pretty much death to all. Excellent candle, though.
One of my favorite candles. Exactly what Dumbledore's office SHOULD smell like- the slight sweetness of wood, a little smoky from the fire, with enough of a hint of lemon (his favorite flavor) to create a subtle twang. Complete perfection.
Unlit, this smells faintly like a Christmas soap. When lit it puts on more of an herbal, essential oil/incense aroma. Also a great candle, but probably not quite one of my favorites.
This is a very fruity, uplifting scent. Love. Definitely something I could associate with House Ravenclaw. Would definitely buy the larger version.
I was not sure what to expect from this scent but I am thrilled with it. Light and pleasant and relaxing. Just a hint of the smoke so the scent is more like being in the mountains.
I love this candle. So fresh smelling. Not a heavy perfume at all. This is my new all time favorite!
Love it! Frostbeard never disappoints!
I really enjoy the tarts, as the scents seem to fill a room a little better than the candles. This tart scent does not disappoint! The tarts last a while in my warmer, and I have no problem melting this fruity and flowery scent year-round! I get a little pick-me-up every time I walk into the room that has my Trashy Romance Novel scent melting.
This candle smells just like your fingers would if you rubbed a bit of fresh basil, lavender and thyme in between them, it’s an herb garden in a jar, and one of my new favorite candles!
The scent is both stimulating, with the bubbly light champagne scent, and comforting with the warm scent of a florally honey. It’s really quite amazing!
Something about this unique scent seems wonderfully ancient. Very helpful when writing!
This is the first candle I have ever purchased that actually smells correctly like rain. I have sampled many other candles that claim to smell like rain but none of them gets it right like this one does. Fresh rain and gentle spices. It's perfect to light whilst reading or writing as the scent isn't overpowering yet it remains refreshing. Will definitely purchase again.
I loved the scent from this candle and I love to have it lit while we are playing D&D! I highly recommend this candle. I wish I had bought a larger size!
I'm in love with these tarts!
These are my favorites, love the smell, they really remind me of a new paperback.
I will definitely buy these a second time whenever they become available again!
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