(23 customer reviews)


Ah, Paperback. Tomorrow’s generation won’t even know what you are. But no, we haven’t forgotten you. We haven’t forgotten you at all. We still care.

The scent of a brand new unread paperback novel: crisp paper in a tightly wound book, vibrant printed words with a hint of mechanical odor, a glossy cover and an immaculate spine both without any creases. The moment you flipped it open and first inhaled that fresh paper, it was like pure literary magic.

Rich Himalayan bamboo blended with a vanilla-hinted cedarwood, topped off with notes of driftwood and leather, it’s that calming nostalgia that only true book enthusiasts could understand.


Top – Himalayan Bamboo

Heart – Vanilla, Cedar

Base – Leather, Driftwood, Amber

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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 – Light to 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

23 reviews for Paperback

  1. Kristen R.

    Oh my gosh. This candle. It can cure Cancer. I also am thoroughly enjoying the free “Dirty Hipster” mini candle. This shop is awesome, and I will definitely be purchasing more candles in the future.

  2. Nikki

    Absolutely in love with this scent, and the sample tin was delectable too.

  3. Margaret A.

    Got this as a gift, but I know the recipient will love it! Great scent, fast shipping, and I loved the freebie! Thanks so much!

  4. mavgirl86

    Shipping was great…it was purchased for an avid reader (originally from New York) as part of a birthday gift and she loved it!!

  5. Shannyn S.

    Not going to lie, didn’t think it would smell exactly like a paperback book but it does. Very impressed! I’m also very excited that it came with a great little sample candle!

  6. Figgins81

    This candle shipped quickly and did not disappoint. It really does smell like old book pages, strangely. It will compliment my wife’s library loft quite nicely. They even threw in a small sample candle of another scent. Thanks, guys!

  7. Rocky G.

    my wife adored the candle. scored some brownie points for this guy!

  8. Nicole L.

    Arrived quickly, and will be a great gift for my bookworm friend!

  9. Kaytina F.

    This scent is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Clean, leather, paper, the musty smell of a used bookstore. The older, more yellowed paperbacks. So comforting, especially when reading. It’s not too heavy, but it’s strong enough to smell really soon after lighting. Big and high quality so very worth the price. And the shipping was very fast! Definitely one of my favorites that I’ll be purchasing again. It also came with a free coconut water lip balm which smells and feels great. I’ll be trying other things from this store in the future!

  10. Billie M.

    Smells wonderful! It came beautifully wrapped and included a free gift! So excited to give this as a present this holiday season. Thank you, Grizzly!

  11. Corrie W.

    Such a cool idea and great for a book lover! They threw in another sample candle which is awesome. I recommend 🙂

  12. Kaytina F.

    So excited! This is the second time I’ve purchased this scent and I love it so much. Worth the price and more! My house is filled with the cozy scent of leather and old books. Appreciate the sample of soaps too! I’ll have to try the other scents but this is phenomenal.

  13. Medusa X.

    Ok so thank you for the sample candle!!! Morning cartoons smells like fruity pebbles cereal!!! I love it! My paperback candle is fresh and clean smelling!! It’s perfect!!

  14. Kaytina F.

    As usual, love this freaking scent! Received an added gift of 2 smaller candles in different scents to try them out. ?

  15. garnetsprings

    Originally received this scent as a sample when I bought a Lonely Hearts Club refresher. Wasn’t sure how I felt about it until I actually started burning it and found out how delightful it was! I love the prickling sensation in my nose from old book smell.

  16. Jasmine T.

    I cannot say enough good things about this candle. The Paperback has a really robust smell that takes you the library or your on private study. All the candles I have purchased have given me sheer euphoria feeling that is indescribable… ❤️

  17. Carrie F.

    Best candles and scents ever. Thank you for the wonderful sample candle as well. Thank you!

  18. Sab

    It arrived quickly and is perfect! I am giving the paperback book scented candle to my sister who is a Librarian, and I think she will get a huge kick out of it! (I am keeping the old-fashioned library scent for myself!

  19. SL

    This was a little different than I expected it to be, but the more I kept coming back to it, the more I liked it. Very pleasant scent.

  20. NurdyStuff

    These candles are amazing! The scents are spot on and smell really great. They arrived super fast and were packaged very carefully. There’s so many options I want to try, can’t wait to get more! 🙂

  21. Sara Ansteatt

    Got this as a gift for a friend for Christmas, this was actually my second purchase of this candle and my friend absolutely loved it, burned the whole candle within a few days.

  22. Patrick Pepin

    This “Paperback” candle was a huge hit as a birthday gift for a friend who suffers from bibliofecosis. (It’s a thing, look it up.) She said it works as good as a trip Barnes & Noble! Thank you, Grizzly!

  23. thecreatormatt

    This candle has a really interesting smell. I wouldn’t call paperback as much as I would call it a new glossy book. If you’ve ever bought an art book or something A4 sized with glossy pages, this smells like that. Like ink, gloss paper, and leather! Pretty good!

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