This Candle Smells Just Like a New Book

published Nov 4, 2020
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Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us. And although the gift-giving season will definitely look and feel a bit different this year (thanks, coronavirus) giving presents to those you love may be more special this holiday season than ever before. Showing someone you really care, despite not being able to be with them, is a comforting reminder that you will reunite eventually. 

So, if you’re looking to get a bookworm in your life something special and unique, this candle that smells just like a brand new book may be the perfect “thinking of you” gift.

Etsy seller ChiCandles crafted what might be the perfect  “soy candle for readers.” The scent New Book Pages is “A blend of crisp pages, ambered glue, and fresh ink, and a touch of cedarwood and driftwood, it’s just like when you open a freshly printed book,” the candle description reads.

Buy: New Book Pages Candle, $18.95

Each candle from ChiCandles is hand-poured, and each 8-oz. candle has a burn time of about 60 to 65 hours—a perfect chunk of time to eat up a juicy new novel.

But, what if the reader in your life is one who enjoys wandering the rows of books in the library, or seeks out the classics, specifically the classics that were printed decades ago? ChiCandles also offers a scent called Old Book Pages.

Buy: Old Book Pages Candle, $18.95

“We have always loved the smell of old book pages,” ChiCandles writes in the description of this candle. “Old Book Pages” is a melting pot of “woody, soft and lovely fragrance with notes of aged paper, aged leather, and a touch of wooden bookshelf, softened with subtle notes of sandalwood.” The scent will make you think of yellowed, crinkled pages, worn book covers, and inviting stories of yore.

Paired with a good book, both of these candle scents will lull your book-loving friend into a wonderland filled with good reads. Now that’s a gift worth giving.