There are those who collect, and those who burn. I burn….candles that is.
I think, well I know I get the love of burning candles from my dad. He is not one to let candles sit around for decor. If it has a scent, it’s getting burnt. I am the same way! I love candles. They’re extremely relaxing, and there is nothing better than walking into a room that has been enveloped in the scent of a candle for hours. When you walk in and the subtle warmth the flame gives off, and the power of the scent hit you, it is an amazing feeling.
Candles add a certain element of coziness to any space. I may or may not burn them in my dorm to help hypothetically wind down when I’m stressed (since burning candles is not allowed), or when I want (in theory) for my room to smell nice.
For the past few months, one of my favourite scents has been the Paddywax Library Collection: Mark Twain candle. I got mine from the Blackbird Attic thrift store in Beacon, but you can purchase them here on the Paddywax website. They retail for $21 for the 6.5 oz size, and I usually don’t splurge on things like this (since I’m broke and in college), but it’s completely worth it in my opinion. They are made with soy wax which I think burns cleaner, and has a cotton wick.
The Mark Twain candle is the scent Tobacco flower and Vanilla. I have a bias toward anything vanilla scented, so I naturally gravitated toward this one. The other ones in the collection are: Edgar Allan Poe (Cardamom, Absinthe, and Sandalwood), Oscar Wilde (Cedarwood, Thyme, and Basil), Leo Tolstoy (Black Plum, Persimmon, and Oakmoss), Jane Austen (Gardenia, Tuberose, and Jasmine), Charles Dickens (Tangerine, Juniper, and Clove), Ralph Waldo Emerson (Cedar and Wild Fern), and John Steinbeck (Smoked Birch and Amber).
I purchased the tin of the Mark Twain candle first to see if I liked it, but I let it burn all day 🙄 So, I had to purchase the bigger one.
All in all, I highly recommend this line of candle, and this scent in particular.
What are some of your favourite candles?
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