Creepy Basement

(29 customer reviews)


Cool yet humid, damp yet dry, our Creepy Basement brings you back to slowly walking down those dark wooden stairs, fear tightening in your chest and your mind playing tricks on you as you quickly ran to retrieve whatever you needed from down there.

The smell of a dank and musty crawl space, odorous of wet rock and mildew. Notes include evergreen cedar, icy tea tree, eucalyptus, spiced musk, and hints of green accord.


Top – Eucalyptus, Menthol

Heart – Tea Tree, Green Accord

Base – Evergreen Cedar, Spiced Musk

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Full of color and personality, our vibrantly designed candle jars provide a clean and fun look ready to light up any room. Express yourself with scent!

Scent Throw – Medium

Burn time – 40 – 50 hours

Jar Dimensions – 10 oz – 12 oz – base diameter – 3.625 inches by 3.5 inches tall – Wide-Mouth With Bamboo Lid

Please trim your wick ¼ of an inch before each burn!

When lighting your candle be sure to let the top melt into a complete circle before extinguishing. This enhances the scent as well as ensuring an even burn each time.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 4 in

29 reviews for Creepy Basement

  1. Shelby

    These smell awesome! One is a gift but Creepy Basement is for me and it smells awesome! They even included a free sample of Saturday Morning Cartoons, which smells just like fruit loops! I can’t wait to get more of these really neat scents!

  2. Brianna S.

    Smells so much like a basement I love it! Only thing is I feel like there’s a tinnnnyyyy bit too much tea tree I smell mostly that but still great and would definitely buy it again!

  3. Lisa B.

    Not as strong scented as I had hoped, but it does smell like earth.

  4. Abigail R.

    Candle smelled great (in a creepy basement way) and came with a little sample and handwritten note! Thank you 🙂

  5. Debra G.

    I can’t even begin to say how amazing this candle is. Like a previous reviewer, I am also experiencing this strange craving for a basement smell. I think it also due to anemia, but living in a house that has no basement has left me stranded. This candle safely fills the void. I’m sure this sounds crazy to all those without this issue, but that’s fine. I’ll be the crazy lady with my creepy basement candle. Thank you for saving me from stalking people’s basements and thank you so much for the free sample too. In all seriousness, your candles are a quality product right down to the jars and labels. Can’t wait to try more! Thank you!!!

  6. Bobbie

    Smells great! It’s a good quality candle with a great look. They sent me a sample size of a scent called rain and sun. When you combine the two scents its spot on for a basement smell!

  7. Sandra J.

    Amazing candle! Wish I had this for my sister in law when she was pregnant, she was obsessed with that musty smell…so instead it’s helping her reminisce about it lol great idea for a candle!

  8. Kerri T.

    I’ve bought this candle before and it’s still my favorite!

  9. Ice Foxx

    This is my FAVORITE candle.

  10. Brianna S.

    Second time buying, definitely smells like a basement!! Also got a mini hazy renovations sample which was happy surprise!

  11. Mrs. Martin

    Love this scent! Fast shipping!

  12. Alexia B.

    Thank you I love it !! It does smell a bit more minty then musty but it definitely smells like a basement!

  13. SL

    Love,love love this!
    I was anemic and craving the basement smell. This candle and the refreshers were amazing.
    Also purchased Fog & Mist (fabulous), Dusty Attic, Old-Fashioned Library and Paperback. They capture the scents perfectly. Will definitely re-order!

  14. Holly4593

    My childhood home was very old and I was terrified of our ancient, dungeony basement with part dirt floors. I now live in a newer home with a very nice basement but kind of miss that delicious fear of the basement. This candle is SO accurate it actually makes me nervous, like the excitement and terror I felt when I was a little girl and my brother and I would try explore down there without running into any ghosts or dead bodies. I don’t know if I want to burn it or not, lol. But the scent is well executed.

  15. Vamplified

    Reminds me of the days when I used to hang out in the basement as a kid and pretend I was one of The Munsters.

  16. Vampified

    Reminds me of the days when I used to hang out in the basement as a kid and pretend I was one of The Munsters.

  17. Rachel E.

    I love this. You really nailed the basement smell ❤

  18. Sarita

    I purchased Creepy Basement and Hazy Renovations in a 2 pack. The Creepy Basement scent is pretty accurate–it smells exactly like an older, unfinished basement. It’s not overpowering, but it’s that somewhat-sour scent you’ll smell on the basement steps of a midcentury home here in Chicago. A mix of mold, mildew, and maybe a hint of cold tiles.

    Hazy Renovation smells as described, but paradoxically you can smell it better before you light the candle. More than anything, it kind of smells like a drop-cloth that has been in a recently renovated room, if that makes sense.

    The candles are beautifully made and feel expensive. Very nice. Grizzly should try making something like new shoes or “shoe store” next.

  19. Heather Bassett

    This is by far the best candle I have ever bought. I love the musty smell that definitely reminds me of a basement. I’m hesitant to light it because I like to just sit and smell it as is 😅

  20. Liz Howell

    My favorite candle – I love this scent!

  21. Jeanelle Paige

    Great seller! This Creepy Basement smells so good, hints of cold air and dampness hit tones of earth and soil. Just incredible!

  22. Lyndsey Stormer

    Shocked how close this candle is to the basement smell I was craving. The tea tree is a little strong but it really brings me back to my favorite crawl space.

  23. Heather Bassett

    I absolutely LOVE this smell! I asked the seller for it in a sample size so I could take it with me places and they said yes! I’m so happy right now!! It’s so nostalgic. It smells just like my grandparent’s basement smelled like when I was a kid.

  24. Jim Shackelford

    Excellent candles! Always love their scents… I love them so much, I even gift these to friedns for special occasions!

  25. Tiffani Stinson

    It does give off some of that moldy basement smell. It burns well.

  26. Kristina Papa

    There’s a hint too much of tea tree when the candle isn’t lit but when the candle is lit it smells perfect! I love the smell of the sample of rain & soil and would order again!

  27. Heather

    Shipping was quick, but the scent isn’t quite what I was looking for. I don’t get basement.. but I do like the smell of tea tree. I like to light it on relaxation/ yoga nights.

  28. Stuart Hall

    I was looking for a candle that had a mildewy smell as a joke, and this was perfect. I’m so glad that there are people out there that make weird niche products like this. Quality was great and shipped out super fast, too!

  29. Ellen Abbot

    My fiance LOVES this candle. He loves the mildew basement smell and this smells just like it! The bonus crayon candle was a treat, too!

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