There Are Candles That Smell Like Your Favorite Characters and Here's Why You Need One

As someone who considers themself both a nerd and a candle lover, when I saw a TikTok about a candle from Target that supposedly smelled like Kylo Ren from the Star Wars sequels, I just about lost my mind. And so did a lot of other people. That candle circluating the app was sold out at almost every Target I went to.


A short while later, the character candle hype dwindled down on TikTok, but as Harry Potter content started to surge, another candle emerged from the depths of people’s nerdy brains. Soon, everyone was obsessed with the candle called Mahogany Apple from Bath & Body Works because it was associated with Draco Malfoy. With experience from the first round of candle fangirling, I knew there was no way I could get my paws on it. Being the person I am, I did a bit of research and came across hundreds of etsy stores and other websites that create candles with a certain character in mind! Candles that allegedly smell like my favorite movie, TV show, book, and anime characters (and places!) were at the tips of my fingers, and now they are at the tips of yours.


For Book Lovers

Most of my favorite characters come from the pages of books. I found quite a lot of candle makers who felt the same way, so here are some shops that sell candles (and other bookish merch) who keep your favorite characters and fictional places in mind!

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For Movie and TV Lovers

Unfortunately for movie and TV lovers, there weren't many candle scents based around characters. However, there are a huge amount based on the TV shows and movies, so you can have one that smells like your favorite franchise!

Movie theater seat Photo by Kilyan Sockalingum from Unsplash


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For Anime Lovers

Anime isn't for everyone, but for those who do, this site has everything you might need for your character candle collection. As of the time of me writing this article, the site is currently processing and packing orders, however they are taking pre-orders for thier next restock, so hop on the site as soon as possible!

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Otaku Scents

If another TikTok about candles that smell like fictional people starts to inevitably circle the internet once again, I know that I will be able to get one. Even if it isn't the same fifteen-dollar Bath & Body Works one that is being raved about, I still have the opportunity to own a candle that someone put a lot of time and effort into, supports a small business, and (of course) smells like my favorite character!