These Movie-Themed Candles Will Make Your Home Smell Like “Midsommar”

updated Oct 31, 2020
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These scented candles will make sure that movie nights will not only smell like popcorn, but also smell like romance, mystery, and horror (quite literally).

A24—the indie film company behind titles like “Midsommar,” “Uncut Gems,” and “The Lighthouse”—is selling a collection of scented candles that are inspired by different film genres. Every candle has notes that are based on each genre’s defining elements and tropes. For instance, the horror candle smells like mandarin, clove leaf, cypress, suede, and cinnamon bark, giving off a “dark, leathery scent” and evoking images of fangs, remote lakeside cabins, and black cats.

Other genres in the collection, namely, western, thriller, adventure, musical, and rom-com, and sci-fi, noir, also have interesting scents. The rom-com candle, for example, was inspired by love triangles and missed connections, while the sci-fi candle will fill your apartment with wafts of hyperdrives, mad scientists, and an astronaut falling into the infinite void. 

Made in partnership with Brooklyn-based fragrance studio Joya, the scented candles come in stylish containers and boxes that will look good on any shelf or coffee table. Each candle can last up to 60 hours, or about 33 movies. 

The scented candles are available in the A24 online store, but like opening weekend tickets, they’ve been known to sell out fast.