A Candle & Book Match-Up
Stay in with a good candle and an even better book.
Hibernation mode is in full effect! So we paired up 9 mood-setting candles with 9 juicy reads, perfect for an evening curled up in your favorite pajamas with a glass of Shiraz on your nightstand. Find your next read below:
Laurel Canyon, Tatine, The Girls. Although this story takes place in 60s hippy-era Northern California, it is based on the Charles Manson cult that made their home in the iconic hills of L.A. Get transported back in time with the scents of eucalyptus, cannabis and wildflowers.
Teakwood & Tobacco, P.F. Candle Co., Still Life With Woodpecker. A post-modern love story that may or may not take place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. Smoky, complex, and romantic all in one. Just like Leigh Cherie and Mickey.
Champagne Candle, Jonathan Adler, Consider the Oyster. Oysters are a huge part of life here in Seattle, and M.F.K. Fisher's brilliant prose on the shelled subject makes for a comforting winter read. Slurp down imaginative oysters as pink grapefruit and rose petals fill the air.
Florence, Tocca, A Room With a View. Everyone remembers their first time abroad and this book (and candle) make the experiences all the more nostalgic. Old World rose and Italian piazzas go perfectly together, no?
Cannibis Candle, Malin + Goetz, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. If the tagline "A savage journey to the heart of the American dream" (especially considering current affairs) doesn't grab your attention, maybe all the entertaining drug trips will.
Ghost Rose, Catbird, Mrs. Dalloway. The scents of English rose, champagne, and peony are the perfect accompaniment to Clarissa Dalloway's party preparations, through which she expresses herself and finds distinction in a repressive society.
La Petite Louise, Maison Marie Louis, Slouching Towards Bethlehem. Joan Didion uses scent as memory in her writings on California. It does seem like jasmine is perpetually in the air, along with this candle's orange flower, cumin, and lilac.
Midnight Tuberose, D.L. & Co., Their Eyes Were Watching God. The main character of this groundbreaking novel, Janie — "woman with her finger on the trigger of her own destiny" —deserves a deeply sensual scented candle like this one.
Feuille de Lavande, Diptyque, Pride & Prejudice. As Elizabeth walks moodily along the English countryside secretly dreaming of Mr. Darcy's hands all over her, she probably smelled these earthy floral scents.