Review: Meraki Candles “Rhysand”, “Night Court”
In my quest to own every bookish candle in the world, my next choice was to purchase from Heather at her shop Meraki Candles on Etsy (@merakicandles on Instagram). Now, this was a bit more of a spendy purchase for me because Heather’s shop is based out of the UK, so international shipping is a lot for me. But because of that, I decided to make the most of my money and buy more than just one candle so I wouldn’t have to spend as much money per candle on shipping. You know. Math and stuff.
- Price. First of all, in comparison with a lot of the other bookish candle shops on Etsy, Meraki Candles is comparable/cheap. I have seen the candle prices fluctuating throughout the months. However, the prices are still lower than many competitors. Currently, an 8 oz. candle is priced at around $11.50 USD, which I think is great! Heather ships out of the UK, so international shipping for me is a bit much, so I just try and purchase multiple candles at once to make it all worth it! (hehe)
- Discount deal. Heather of Meraki Candles often offers discount deals on her candles! Check her site and Instagram (@merakicandles ) frequently to see when those deals go live.
- Scents. There are, again, lots of fandoms to choose from, including: A Court of Thorns and Roses series, Harry Potter,Six of Crows, The Raven Cycle, etc. She’s great about coming up with scents for very popular, current YA reads.
- Monthly subscription box. Yup, that’s right. Heather offers a monthly subscription box for her bookish candles! Much like other subscription boxes, each one revolves around a theme. I ordered one for the month of October, and really enjoyed it. The price for the box and shipping for me in the US total was $37.76.
- Design. I love the consistent, sleek look of the Meraki Candles packaging. It always reflects the scent of the candle, as well as the book/character that each scent is designed after!
Rhysand and Night Court
Scent: sea breeze, sandalwood, and jasmine. This scent is definitely the more masculine of the two, though they are similar. I would say it’s heavier on the sea breeze and sandalwood, with very faint notes of jasmine. On the listing site, the scent is described: “This candle has high notes of jasmine with hints of blue coral, sea salt and sandalwood that comes together to create this beautiful Rhysand scent.”
Scent: jasmine and sandalwood myrrh. OH MY GOSH. You guys. This candle smells so good. I mostly smell the jasmine and it’s lovelier than I can even describe. It makes me think of the Night Court as being even more lovely than it already was in the books. All I want now is to reread A Court of Mist and Fury while this candle burns in the background. Heather’s listing description of this candle describes “The scent had a strong Jasmine presence with an underlying masculine fragrance of sandalwood myrrh.”
I am really pleased with these scents! My favorite one of the two is The Night Court, because I really love the smell of jasmine. The only sad thing about these candles was my poor timing – these are not at all autumnal scents like I want to be burning right now, but it may be a blessing in disguise since I consider these to be more spring/summer scents, and that means it’ll be the perfect time to burn these candles when ACOTAR 3 is released in May 2017. Woohoo!
Pro tip: Want an awesome discount on your purchase of Meraki Candles? Head to the Meraki Candle’s Instagram page (@merakicandles ) and look through her posts to find some of her fabulous Reps. On the reps’ profiles, there will often be a discount code for 10% off your Meraki Candles purchase! Go, go, go!
Let’s talk about it:
Have you purchased a candle from Heather before? Which scents have you tried, and have you been happy with them? Definitely go check out the shop if you haven’t!