Old-Fashioned Library

(15 customer reviews)


Way before lap tops, tablets, and iPads, people actually enjoyed taking a walk to their old neighborhood library and perusing the shelves for hidden literary gems. Sometimes it was a quick-pick and check-out, and other times you would spend hours there, stationed at a table flipping page after page. To some, it became a weekly ritual, to others a momentary escape.

Breathe in the nostalgic smell of musty books combined with the smooth nutty scent of walnut-wood tabletops, mixed with sweet cherry-wood book shelves and blended with peeled cedar chips. This is that wonderful scent you used to get when you walked into that giant room full of literary wonders.

And you don’t even need a membership to join this time.

Classification – Unisex
Suggested Season – Winter


Canโ€™t get enough of our candle scents? Try our Pick-Me-Up Refresher stick!

A convenient roll-on oil that you can use for a splash of fragrance or to freshen up throughout your day. Rolls on silky, absorbs quickly, and gives your aura a little pick-me-up.

Made with only pure fractionated coconut oil and fragrance. This product is chemical & phthalate free.

Dimensions: .3 oz (9ml) – 3 ยผโ€ with cap on โ€“ Solid Black glass jar/plastic roller

Not intended for children. If any skin irritation occurs upon use – discard immediately.

Note: We are not responsible if people find you irresistible after using this product. You will have to fight them off all on your own. Sorry.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 1.25 × 1.25 × 3.25 in

15 reviews for Old-Fashioned Library

  1. Amy W.

    I’ll admit, I am obsessed with these Pick-Me-Up Refreshers. They are so affordable and as a librarian, I can’t resist scents like this!

  2. Nikki

    Who doesn’t want to smell like old books? This one is Paperback with more layers, the way many aged paperbacks sit on hardwood shelves. 5/5, definitely love.

  3. Linda K.

    Very impressed! Immediate shipping, received very quickly and even added a complimentary candle which smells wonderful! I’ll be a repeat customer for sure. Great items. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jai M.

    finally! a book fragrance that smells like books and not vanilla!

  5. Jennifer

    I think I am a wee bit obsessed with the pick me up refreshers. Despite the name, I actually have been using them as a bedtime scent because they are so nostalgic and relaxing. They have a talent for creating scents that smell just like what’s on the tin. Old -Fashioned Library is phenomenal. I didn’t do a close up arm sniff, but put it on my chest. It was strong enough that I could smell it just fine. It smells like paperback books (love!), and a touch of floral. I didn’t get the wood because I can’t wait and I use them straight out of the mail, but I got the most wonderful smell of pipe tobacco on the drydown. Fantastic! Bonus: these are quite moisturizing. Fast shipping. Thank you for the sample candle!

  6. Courtney Gamache-Owen

    Very good smell! It has nice tones to it that definitely remind me of a library with old texts.

  7. mageninsunnyfl

    The fragrance smells just as the name suggests. A cozy library. Looking forward two new items from the shop.

  8. Inactive

    I don’t get the old book vanilla smell, but this is an absolute dead ringer for a leatherbound book. Could be great on anyone! It isn’t overly masculine or feminine, and settles on the skin nicely. I would recommend this shop to absolutely anybody. The products are stellar, the owners are fantastic, and I can’t wait to get through the four scents I bought so I can come back for more.

  9. Heather Bassett

    This smell had to grow on me. I received a sample with my first order and didn’t care for it. I received another sample of this with another order and loved it. I had to order a full sized candle and the refresher. I’m obsessed now

  10. Heather Bassett

    One of my personal favorites! I can’t wear it often as my husband can’t handle it, but I love it. Grizzly Candles have an amazing talent to capture scents and name them exactly as they smell. This one smells just like a library!

  11. Random Queer

    Y’all, This. Smells. So. Good. It’s always hit or miss buying scented things online, but this I 100% recommend. All the best parts of smelling like an old house full of polished wood and aging 20th century paperbacks and also a momentary hint of something like cola? Also, it stays on and stays strong rather than immediately dissipating its best notes like some wearable scents do, and since it’s a little roller bottle, it fits easily in your bag or pocket. I can already tell I’m going to be wearing this a lot. Also, this was part of a larger order, and the seller sent a little tealight of their Lez be Honest scent as a gift, so since I can’t review that separately, I’ll do it here. Totally amazing scent. Floral and more than a bit soapy, in a really good way.

  12. Debi Breaux

    Arrived quickly, well packaged and of good quality. Unfortunately we couldn’t use it because it gave us headaches. Customer service was great.

  13. Ruby Dynamite

    One of my most favorite smells on earth is the scent of old books. This perfume is a wonderful replica of that scent and I can’t stop smelling myself! Also got a neat little candle sample as well in the same scent – haven’t had a chance to use it, yet, but I definitely will be!

  14. Misty German

    Shipped quickly. Smells like what it says. Really happy with my purchase.

  15. Moriah

    actually smells like books best perfume ever so amazing ๐Ÿ˜ญ all my friends are obsessed with it too living the dark academia tumblr dream

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