We love the smell of old books! But not the rotten, mildewy kind – the sweet, papery sort. This soft, comforting scent makes you want to curl up in your favorite reading chair and leaf through stacks of worn, well-loved stories. Vanilla overtones transform into a lovely, complex aroma when melted.
The candle itself is beautiful, but when I'm burning it I can't smell it at all. Plus the wick burns weirdly, and the wax is always uneven. But when I'm simply picking it up for a quick smell, its a nice sent. I just wish it had the same effect when burning.
My new favorite scent
After trying the 2 oz size, I had to get the largest one to get as much of the scent out as possible since it is a milder scent, and I can confidently say it’s ascended to my new favorite candle scent of all time which isn’t an exaggeration. I’m addicted to the aged but fresh but also paper and subtle lemony scent haha. It’s the hardest thing to describe except it really does smell like good smelling paper leaflets bound in an old book. I think of Gandalf pouring over old books in the library in the beginning of Fellowhip of the Ring. And the pastel yellow color of the candle itself is so pretty. I now need to try New Paperback.
First off, I love how fast this candle arrived. As far as smell, I wasn't sure what I was expecting with a name like "Old Books." How do you capture that in a candle? To me, it has a kind of lemony smell to it. But, like, a cleaning supply kind of lemony smell..? Like furniture polish you'd use to clean off your dusty bookshelves. That's probably just me. Overall, it's really hard to describe this candle. There is something about it that gives me the feeling of being around old books after it's been burning for a while, but I can't really place what it is. I like it, though. :)
I got this candle as a birthday present and I love it so much! Its unlit scent (haven't had the chance to light it up yet) reminds me of my favorite bookstore, mild and comforting.
The scent is mild and pleasant. Perfect to burn while settling in with a good book - old or new!