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The Science (and Magic!) of Scent

Scent is the first sense we develop after we are born, according to Psychology Today. Scent affects our brain in so many ways, including calming us, helping us pick our mates, and aiding us with memory recall. This is why scent is such a personal experience-- with a well-crafted scent, we are reminded (and vividly brought back to!) grandma's kitchen, a boyfriend's favorite cologne, and fresh…

Thanks for a Great 2019!

As 2019 comes to a close, I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of my loyal customers who have supported Book Scents with kind words, reposts, tags, purchases, and endless encouragement. I do what I do not only for my love of fandom and candles, but also for all of you! I love being a part of the fandom community and candle lover’s community…and I’m so glad I get to share my love for these things with…

Fill Your Stockings with Fragrance

Christmas is going to be here before we know it and I couldn’t be more excited! My favorite way to prepare for the holiday season is to create hand crafted candles to get into the Christmas spirit! These candles and gift sets work as wonderful stocking stuffers for your loved ones and would look wonderful on your decorated fireplace mantels. And don't forget a hostess gift for your holiday parties…

Fandom Book Lovers Gift Guide

Give the gift of community this holiday season with fandom-inspired candles. Go on and wave your freak flag! Strut your stuff! From Harry Potter and Black Dagger Brotherhood-inspired candles, to Outlander and Game of Thrones-inspired candles, we have it all at Book Scents.The best thing about being a part of fandom communities is that it allows us to celebrate our individuality and uniqueness with…

​A Feast for Your Nose: Foodie Scented Candles

My favorite part about Thanksgiving (and pretty much the Holiday Season) is not only getting to spend time with my family, but also, of course, getting to enjoy all of the delicious food and desserts! They say that half of the taste is in the smell…and this has been studied by researchers and authors alike, such as Barb Stuckey in her book Taste: Surprising Stories and Science about Why Food…

​Candles to Calm You

Whenever I’m stressed, anxious, or need to relax, I light a candle. Besides the lovely ambiance and warm glow, scented candles have been scientifically proven to lift our moods, calm our bodies, and relax our minds. In fact, certain scents have different effects on our well-being, according to a 2009 aromatherapy study conducted by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green. Although my goal is always to…