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Old Books Soy Candle


I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany

Step aside, Ron Burgundy – we’ve upped the game with our take on an oldie but a goodie.

Combining the intriguing notes of orange peel from a classic Old Fashioned and bold, reviving camphor, Old Books is less ‘musty, secondhand-book dealer’ and more ‘high-class library’ vibes.

Featuring the sweet floral of orris and delicate mimosa, then topped off with the heady notes of amber and rich olibanum, it’s sophisticated, charming, unexpected, and – dare we say – a bit important.

Subtly masculine yet warm and welcoming, it’s giving ‘Hot Professor’ vibes, and frankly, it’s enough to make us wanna trade in trolling TikTok to start reading actual books again.

Buy it for: The classy word nerd in your life – or any fan of the Netflix series, ‘YOU’ (minus the stalking).

Top notes: Orange, Camphor
Mid notes: Elemi, Mimosa
Base notes: Olibanum, Sandal, Cedarwood, Orris, Amber

Size: Approx. 470g with 80+ hours burn time

Word on The Street

“Feel like I am walking into a vintage hidden bar, library or op shop!” @Mickrywhit2

“Smells like entering a hotel foyer, smells luxurious” Neve, Floreat WA

“All i can smell is some delicious creamy sandalwood. Whatever this is i’m hooked! It does make me want to sit down with a hot cuppa & read a book” @Gandhatemple

“Nice subtle smell, spot on with the old books smell. Really impressed on how spot on” @Mikayla_beaton

“Sexy , vintage, strong! Smells like a warm tea by the fireplace on a cold day” @Heartdesi21

“It does definitely smell like an antique book store” @TullyLeonardKelly

“Really does smell like old books” @isabel.rm_

“Accurate description, reminds me of niche perfume – perfect for someone into woody scents” @yasminburgio

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We’re more than just another basic candle company – we’re here to set the world on fire. (Geddit?) That’s why $2 from your order is donated to a not-for-profit cause of your choice.

Thanks to your support, we have been able to donate over $70,000 to worthy causes so far. (Because baby, it’s a wide world – and we’re here to light it up, one bright prospect at a time.)


We’re proud to offer a simple local recycling scheme, which entitles our Perth-based customers to exchange any of our empty glass jars for $1 off their next candle purchase.

It’s all part of our continued efforts to reduce the amount of waste our business produces while lovin’ on and honouring the planet’s OG, Mother Nature. Simply drop us a line at to arrange



We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment – and here’s how we’re doin’ it:

  • 100% vegan products. So you know that no animals were harmed in the making of your candle.
  • All online orders are wrapped with Geami Greenwrap, a fully recycled sustainable alternative to bubble wrap. (And any bubblewrap that finds its way into your order has been reused by us from our suppliers, pinky-promise.)
  • We recycle and reuse cardboard boxes where possible from our suppliers.
  • Our couriers are booked through Sendle, Australia’s first 100% carbon-neutral delivery service who offset the emissions of every parcel. Woohoo!


Custom orders can take up to 4 working days to create, while most orders will be ready for courier pickup 2-3 business days after your order has been placed.

Please provide a physical address where either someone will be home to accept the delivery, or it will be safe to leave your parcel.

Just a head’s up: once your order has been shipped from HQ, we cannot accept liability for any delays or missing parcels. (Soz fam, that shit’s outta our hands.) All orders are automatically marked as “authority to leave” with our couriers, so please ensure someone trustworthy is home to receive it, or that you provide us with an address that has a safe place for your package to chill until you can get your hands on it. If the old lady across the road gets a bit too Winona-ey with your packages, then we recommend shipping to your work, your mums place, or get yourself an Arco installed, pronto!

Once your order has been collected by the courier, you will receive an email containing your tracking information, so for all queries relating to delivery please check your tracking first.


We don’t do things half-assed around here; that’s why we only use the finest fragrances and highest-quality soy wax in our candles. So not only do our candles smell amazing when they’re lit up and being all candle-y, they also emit fragrance when they’re just sittin’ around!


Place in any room in the house that requires a lil’ extra magic.


  • Trim candle wick to about half a centimetre before lighting.
  • Smoking is only cool if you’re a 1920’s gangster. If your candle starts smoking, your wick is too long. Blow it out, trim, and re-light.
  • If your wick is drowning, melt some of the wax around the cord and pour out until the base of the wick is visible and able to light.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. (That’s just dangerous.)


Head to our FAQ page.


Soy wax: Hydrogenated soy oil, containing a soy-based additive. All 100% vegan, natural, and kosher.

Fragrance: Composed of natural, naturally-derived, and synthetic ingredients. All fragrance materials have been studied by RIFM (Research Institute for Fragrance Materials) for safety, and IFRA (International Fragrance Association) has set forth a code of practices for the use of the materials. This ensures that fragrances are safe for consumers. All our candles are phthalate free (and smell-o-riffic AF).

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