The aroma of books is one of the most important elements of the celebration of reading. But e-readers and tablets don’t smell.
For some readers, this problem seems unsolvable. The thing is that all you need is the relevant scent. It doesn’t matter where is comes from to let you enjoy reading to the fullest.
Why not using a book-scented fragrance? Some time ago, we shared a list of perfumes and candles that smell like paper.
Now it’s time to check out if there are any candles that offer the smell associated with your favorite books, characters, and authors.
No matter whether you read the traditional or electronic way – these book-scented candles featured below will let you make the daily reading habit a true celebration.
Book-scented candles – recommended sites
One more thing before the list. Here are the three best online destinations where you can a lot more candles that are inspired by books.
Etsy – this is the best website for all things bookish. It offers the widest selection of book-inspired candles. They are handmade by several shops – their list of quickly growing!
Amazon Handmade – if you are an Amazon customer, you should check out this special section with hand-crafted goods. You’ll find here collections of literary candles from leading producers.
eBay – book-scented candles are also offered on eBay. However, they are pretty difficult to find. The more precise your search query, the bigger the chances to find the relevant candle.
If there is are any literary candles that we’ve missed, please suggest them in the comments under the post. Thanks a lot!
15 scented candles inspired by books
Wizard’s Pub Scented Candle. From Anthology Candles comes Wizard’s Pub scent, inspired by Harry Potter. “If you were to walk into The Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade, you’d be met with the deliciousness of Butterbeer brewing in the back and being enjoyed throughout the pub.”
Anthology Candles offers a dozen others book-scented candles. ⇢ Amazon – $16.
Peter Pan Scented Soy Candle. Inspired by J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan “this is the purest, most addictingly childlike scent you will ever smell.”
Other literary candles offered by In the Wick of Time: Mother of Dragons, Pemberley, Butterbrew, Elven Valley, and a lot more. ⇢ Etsy – $16.50.
221B Baker Street Soy Candle. Inspired by Sherlock Holmes, this eco-friendly soy candle is a mixture of black tea and just a hint of the leather of old books. Perfect not only for fans of the famous detective and his trusty companion.
There are over 80 book-inspired candles and tea lights offered by From the Page. You’ll find here Reading Nook, Hobbiton, Peeta’s Cake, Pemberley, and Nevermore, among others. ⇢ Etsy – $11.
Oscar Wilde Scented Candle. From Werther & Gray comes a wonderful collection of literary candles. Based on the original recipe used for Antique Books (replicating the scent of aged books), the Oscar Wilde candle adds a scent of sunflowers.
Other literary candles offered by Werther & Gray: Mark Twain, Mary Shelley, Flannery O’Connor, and Johann Wolfgang Goethe, among others. ⇢ Etsy – $18.
Gatsby’s Mansion Soy Candle. From an impressive collection of bookish candles by Frostbeard comes the one inspired by The Great Gatsby. A fresh scent, reminiscent of a night spent ocean-side, wistfully gazing at the green light across the bay. Slightly sweet champagne overtones, with an added sea fragrance and mild floral notes.
Check out Frostbeard Studio shop for over twenty other bookish candles, including the bestselling Book Cellar, New Paperback, or Oxford Library. ⇢ Etsy – $18.
A Game of Thrones House Stark Candle. This scented candle is inspired by House Stark and their home in Winterfell and comes in a 10oz. beer mug. It’s layered with the scent of cedarwood for the woodsy scent, and Juniper Breeze for the wintery chill feel.
Bottles and Scents offers on Etsy three more candles inspired by A Game of Thrones: House Targaryen, House Greyjoy, and House Tyrell. ⇢ Etsy – $17.
A Song of Fire & Spice Scented Candle. This candle by Form & Flux is dedicated for fans of A Game of Thrones series. It “will make the journey from Kings Landing to Winterfell that little bit sweeter.”
The candle offers a blend of fruit spice, warm treacle and smoky mead. Form & Flux offers a couple of other great literry candles as well. ⇢ Etsy – $18.
Nevermore Edgar Allan Poe Scented Candle. Inspired by the master of macabre, this handmade soy candle offers a masculine and a bit seductive scent. “Leather & tobacco intermingle with black tea and notes of spicy pepper and a subtle undertone of teakwood.”
Burke & Hare Co. offers also a scented candle inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. ⇢ Etsy – $13.
The Scarlet Letter Literary Candle. A seductive, sweetly dark scent of wild red roses and black currant inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.
Heather & Hammer offers eighteen literary candles. Burning Books, Open Road, and Pemberley Park are among them. ⇢ Etsy – $18.
Paddywax Oscar Wilde Collection. This 6.5-ounce glass candle is the ideal gift for lovers of fine literature. It’s packed in cloth covered boxed with foil stamped labels, and offers unique woodsy notes of cedarwood, thyme, and basil.
Paddywax offers several literary scented candle collections, including Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, and Edgar Allan Poe. ⇢ Amazon – $20.
Tea With the Mad Hatter Scented Candle. The Melting Library offers a scent with notes of lemon, orange, vanilla, rosewood & maple. “Traipse through Wonderland and stumble upon the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with our yummiest smelling candle ever!”
There are over twenty other hand-made book-inspired candles from The Melting Library. ⇢ Etsy – $14.50.
Gryffindor House Scented Candle. A scent from a newly introduced HP Candle Collection. The scent “brings to mind the pure humility and loyalty from the Quidditch field to the ultimate sacrifice…”
You can expect the notes of citrus, strawberry and grapes, with a hint of jasmine and rose. ⇢ Etsy – $12.99.
The Shire Scented Candle. The candle ispired by the Shire from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit. It offers a scent of fresh grass, clovers, pipe tabaco, and bergamot.
Make sure to check out other book-inspired candles from Burning Pages. ⇢ Etsy – $10.
Mrs Weasley’s Cookies Scented Candle. This aromatic scent is deliciously lingering mix of gingerbread and spice with a heavily scented sugary sweet base. It will transport you to the family comforts and warmth of the Weasley’s Burrow inspired by Mrs Weasley’s Super Secret Ginger Biscuit recipe.
Pret A Geek offers a variety of literary candles. There are inspired by Harry Potter, A Game of Thrones, and The Hobbit. ⇢ Etsy – $8.
Hobbit Garden Scented Candle. Have you ever thought what da Hobbit Garden smells like? Maybe it’s a relaxing combination of English ivy, oak moss, fruits, and a hint of garden mint…
Hobbit Garden is just one from a dozen of bookish scents offered by Bubble & Geek. ⇢ Amazon – $14.99.
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