I love candles, Fangirls. I really do. So much so, that we have a cupboard that has candles that have not yet been used yet in it. I love candles so much because they make thins smell nice; I’m not a fan of the house smelling like turkey bacon because it makes me feel sick, but apply pie is a scent I don’t mind masking the bacon with. That being said, I’m a big fan of FromThePage. It’s an etsy store devoted to making cute, nerd themed candles. So when they released a limited run of a Weasley Box, I had to grab it! In the box were 4 mini candles (Skiving Snackboxes, Ton Tongue Toffee, Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder, and Wildfire Wiz-Bangs), and two surprise Weasley themed gifts! Lets get right into it.
First of all, let’s talk about the Weasley Surprises. They were great, but a bit cruel as well. It came with Canary Creams lip balm and a to-go pack of tissues. The tissues had a label on them that just said “For when you think of Fred.” Too true, friends, too true. The lip balm is great; it smells sweet and feels good, plus it’s home made! What’s not to love (other than sadness)?
The Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder candle is really nice. It has a deep, almost earthy scent to it, and I was burning this while I did yoga. The candle itself is black with dark glitter in it, reminiscent of the powder that the twins make for easy escapes.
The Skiving Snackboxes candle is delightful. The orange and goji berry scents make it a great way to start your day; it’s sunny and bright, and makes me feel ready to take on the world (and the irony of that feeling compared to using Skiving Snackboxes to get out of class is pretty rad also).
I burned the Ton Tongue Toffee candle for about 10 minutes, and now it just sits out because the smell is strong, even when it’s not burning! So out apartment smells like treats, which isn’t great for not craving chocolate constantly, but is great for having a tasty smelling apartment!
The Wildfire Wiz-Bangs candle is by far my favorite. It smells like fire and smoke, which (as I mentioned with my Hallo Sapa soap) is one of the most comforting and warm smells to me. I don’t feel bothered by it, and I think it’s because I went camping a lot when I was younger, and I hated every second of it; except the campfire. It’s wonderful, and will be saved for rainy days. This candle did come a bit wet; I don’t think it was 100% set when it was packaged, so some residue was on the bottom and the inside of the box, but nothing was ruined by that.
Each of these candles is fantastic, and I’m so glad I nabbed them. FromThePage is no longer selling these particular candles, but they have plenty of other wonderful scents that you can check out! One of my personal favorites is the Drink of Wizards scent, based on Butter Beer. If you like candles and you’re looking for some new, nerdy scents, check these out!
All images and characters depicted are copyright of their respective owners.