It’s Lit: Commodity Fragrances Book Candle

Luxury Unisex CandleI am a huge fan of candles. I love the warmth and vibes they bring while filling the room with their fragrances. When I shop for candles, I usually pick them based on the scent and then the packaging. Like many people, I love the Bath & Body Works candles because they are so inexpensive, the scent selection is vast, and the throw (the amount of aroma the candles give off) is amazing.

However, being someone who loves luxury beauty and home products, there are some more expensive candles that I like to treat myself to every once in a while. One of my favorite fragrance brands, Commodity Fragrances, launched a home fragrance line not too long ago and I was really intrigued by their candles. The brand reached out to me to gift some new products and I had to have the candle in their Book scent.

Commodity Book Candle

I’ve always been a book nerd. I love the actually filling of curling up with a blanket, warm drink candle, and a good book. I had high hopes for the Book candle and I have to say that I’m so happy with it. The smell really evokes the feeling of being in an old library, in the best possible way. Being a gemini, I have two sides to my style and also my scent preferences. I either go toward a sweet smell or a masculine, woodsy scent. The Book candle happens to be in the latter family. Book is a part of the the Black Collection which is described as “dark, complex, and mysterious.”


  • TOP NOTES Recognized immediately upon application of the perfume
    • Virginian Cedarwood, Bois de Rose, Eucalyptus, Bergamot
  • MID NOTES These “Heart notes” appear once the top notes evaporate
    • Alaskan Cypress, Amyris, Amber
  • BASE NOTES Final fragrance notes that appear once the top notes are completely evaporated
    • Musk, Sandalwood, Velvet

To give you more of any idea of what it smells like, I would say it’s similar to the Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black perfume, which is also a fave. If you like that grown up, woodsy smell, I would give this a try. The throw is potent but not overbearingly so. There’s also a Book perfume that is now on my beauty wishlist.


In true luxe minimalist form, the packaging of the Commodity candles is so simple and sleek. The matte ceramic jars just look so good on any surface in the room. Once used up, the jars can be repurposed for storage and decor.

I’m unable to comment on burn time as I am still using this candle but according to the brand’s website, this has a burn time of 60hrs. It’s made with soy wax candle, which I’ve recently learned is better because they are less toxic, meaning it won’t release as many (if any) toxins as it burns.

Though this was sent as a gift from the brand, I have purchased a fragrance from them before and its easily become one of my favorite brands. I have another perfume that I’m testing by Commodity that I will be reviewing soon. Now that they’ve ventured into home scents, I’m hoping they have a room spray in the works.

Commodity Fragrances are exclusively sold at Sephora and Commodity online.

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