As much as I love my Kindle for convenience, there is nothing better than starting a love affair with a new book. They say that smells can evoke powerful memories; for me, the smell of ink on paper stirs something in me that rushes through fond thoughts of my favourite novels. I remember crying in the back of my parents’ car the first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird aged 15, and reading Vernon God Little out loud to my friends in a tent at a very wet Download festival, and attempting to hold the final Harry Potter book in one hand while I read it at 1am on the day of its release.
That’s why I’m completely intrigued by Frostbeard’s Book Scented Candles. They’ve taken the iconic parts of globally loved novels and turned them into actual smells to make you feel as though you’re really there. I can’t think of a more perfect gift for the extreme bibliophiles in my life, and obviously, for me too! My favourite? The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy inspired ‘Don’t Panic (Fresh Towel)’ scent.
Check out Frostbeard’s full range on Etsy and let me know which one is your favourite!