Jane Austen writes in Pride and Prejudice that “there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!— When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” Despite the fact that Caroline Bingley (ugh) says this just before tossing aside her book, the quote serves to highlight how certain characters — such as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy — really do love reading. For fellow bookworms and Austen fans, Caroline’s statement couldn’t be truer. And if you never tire of reading books, you probably never tire of pairing your favorite novels with your favorite candles (or, of course, Harry Potter candles).
Something about reading while a lovely scented candle burns will always be so relaxing. If you also sip tea from a book-inspired mug, you’ll never want to get up from your spot. And though I’m sure your imagination is amazing enough to conjure images as you read, a candle with a book-inspired scent will make the world come alive even more as you flip through the pages. So put on your bonnet and get ready for a stroll in an English garden, because you’ll be completely transported to the Regency era with the following Jane Austen-inspired candles.
Jane Austen Candle
This Austen-inspired candle is hand-crafted, made from natural soy wax, and has the scent of cranberry and white jasmine. And once you finish burning this candle, the shop has many other author-inspired candles to replenish your stock.
Jane Austen Candle, $18, LuminousCandlesCo on Etsy
Well Written Novel Candle
Featuring an iconic Austen quote, this candle is perfect to pair with the Jane novel of your choice. Plus, you can choose your scent from fragrances such as winter woolens, balsam and lime, and rose geranium.
Well Written Novel Candle, $15, RadCandles on Etsy
Pemberley Soy Candle
Travel to the beautiful grounds of Pemberley with this soy candle. Its fragrance is English Ivy and English Garden, with notes of lily, lilac, rose, and hyacinth.
Pemberley Soy Candle, $11.50, FromthePage on Etsy
Elizabeth Bennet Candle
If your favorite Austen heroine is Elizabeth Bennet, whose courage rises with every attempt to intimidate her, this is the candle for you. It captures her wit and sparkle with the scent of lemon, rosemary, and ginger.
Elizabeth Bennet Candle, $16, WitAndWicks on Etsy
Anne Elliot Candle
Fans of Persuasion will adore this Anne Elliot-inspired candle. The fresh sea salt and cucumber scent will truly pierce your soul.
Anne Elliot Candle, $16, WitAndWicks on Etsy
If you really can't get enough of Pemberley, take this Pemberley Park travel-sized candle with you wherever you go. Its scent has notes of sweet golden rose, tea, and fern.
Pemberley Park Travel Tin Candle, $7, HearthandHammer on Etsy
Walk To Netherfield Candle
Elizabeth Bennet is very fond of walking. If you are too, travel to Netherfield with this mandarin, eucalyptus, patchouli, and sandalwood candle inspired by Pride and Prejudice.
Walk to Netherfield Candle, $5, CultureByCandlelight on Etsy
Pride And Prejudice LED Candle
If you love candles, but can't burn them in your apartment (or dorm room — I've been there, and for my candle-obsessed self it was tough), you can still enjoy Austen-inspired ambience with this Pride and Prejudice LED candle.
Pride and Prejudice LED Candle, $26.34, Zazzle
Jane Austen Library Candle
Austen knew there was no enjoyment like reading. Channel her literary spirit while relaxing in your own library — just light this lovely soy candle, with the fragrance of gardenia, tuberose, and jasmine.
Jane Austen Library Candle, $21, Paddywax