Thursday, December 21, 2017

Scented Candles For Book Lovers


Being both an avid reader and a candle lover, nothing makes me happier than the idea of bringing both of those worlds together. I usually have a candle burning in the background while I dive into a new book and I feel like it really adds a nice, cozy ambiance to the experience. I recently got to try some soy candles from Chi Candle made especially with book lovers in mind and have been burning them off and on for the last few weeks.

New Books* is a candle designed to smell like and invoke the feeling of cracking open a new book. This candle is describes as “A blend of crisp pages, ambered glue, and fresh ink, and a touch of cedarwood and driftwood...”. If the idea of having your home smell like a book seems a bit weird, let me reassure you. It was surprisingly very fresh and clean smelling, while actually still reminding me of a freshly printed novel. I don't know how exactly they found that balance but it totally does work as a scent that I would want to have in my home. It's an airier scent that's not overwhelmed by the notes of woodiness, but rather grounded by them.


Old Books* on the other hand, is made for those who love the smells of an old library. It's described as “A woody, soft and lovely fragrance with notes of aged paper, aged leather, and a touch of wooden bookshelf, softened with subtle notes of sandalwood”. This scent is like the more experienced, more worldly older sister of New Books. There's still that underlying fresh scent that you find in the other candle, but with a woodier, muskier fragrance that totally reminds me of being in a cozy leather wingback chair and cracking open a dusty, well-loved tome.

One thing I really loved about these candles is the adorable hand-blown apothecary bottles that they come in. I think the design is timeless and clean, yet really suits the book lover vibe they were going for. It's easily something that would fit the d├ęcor in any home. I was also pleasantly surprised with how much scent these candles actually throw off. They really fill the room with scent.

If you're a book lover like myself and enjoy the unmistakable fragrances that accompany them, these candles might be for you. They make the reading experience all the cozier, while leaving your home smelling great. Chi Candle also has a few other scents tailored to book lovers, like Bookstore and Rainy Day Reads. Rainy Day Reads is definitely calling my name because to me there's no better time to read than on a dreary, stormy evening. If you're not as keen on having your home smell like books, they also have a wide selection of scents to satisfy all kinds of tastes. I'm a bit of a candle addict and Mediterranean Fig – Teakwood, Cozy Village, and Sage & Lemongrass sound right up my alley.

If you have a book lover or candle addict in your life, go check out Chi Candles. I think they'd make a lovely holiday or birthday gift.



Disclosure: I received the products marked with an * free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared in this review are entirely my own.

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