The Library Collection is designed particularly for bibliophiles and anyone who appreciates the aromas of the written word. Candlemaker Carrie Crumbley and Special Collections Librarian Courtney Jacobs spent the greater part of 2017 collaborating on a collection of candle fragrances inspired by the nostalgic scent of well-loved books.
During the industrial revolution, the demand for printed material quickly outpaced the supply of discarded rags, necessitating the production of tree-pulp paper. Eventually the cellulose and lignin break down, emitting volatile organic compounds like vanillin (or, imitation vanilla). Though a sign of decay, it's often this degradation that most find so comforting about the smell of an old book.
Codex is a scent that embodies the comforting fragrance of a well-loved book.
Top notes: Amber, Grass
Middle notes: Vanilla
Base notes: Cedar
This candle has the following traits:
Domestically grown, clean-burning soy
Handcrafted in small batches
Cotton wick primed with vegetable wax that is designed to reduce mushrooming, soot and smoke
Phthalate free fragrance oils infused with essential oils
8.5 ounce glass vessel made from recycled materials
Compostable, natural tone paper label
Approximately 45-50 hour burn time
Packaging designed by Claire Morales
Made in Fort Worth, TX
To get the most out of your candle allow the wax to melt to the edges of the jar, this will prevent build up and tunneling. Be sure to trim the wick to 1/4" each time before re-lighting. We recommend that you do not burn for more than 3 hours at a time and that you discontinue use when 1/2" of wax remains in the bottom. Continue the recycling process by reusing the vessel or contact us and we will refill it for 30% off the original retail price.