I’m a little late with this one but I’m finally getting round to unboxing the November Book and Nook box!
When it was announced that the November Book and Nook theme would be ‘Nights at the Circus’, I knew I absolutely had to have it! Circus books are my faaavourite. And the box did not disappoint.
There were five candles, based on 3 of the best circus-y books of recent years (in my opinion), plus a surprise item. This time it was a candy apple scented bath bomb which I could smell as soon as I opened the box, even through its wrapper. Yum!
There was also the themed bookmark which I love. It’s going to be one of my favourites (and I have a LOT of bookmarks!)
And now for the candles!
Inspired by the book of the same name by Stephanie Garber, this candle smells like roses, mistletoe and wine, and it’s a sumptuous shade of red. And so sparkly!
This box contained two candles inspired by Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody. The first is a stunning shade of deep purple and smells like myrrh, fire and pomelo (which I’m told is a giant grapefruit thing!) It smells fruity and a little smokey, and I love it.
The Girl Without Eyes
The second DotBC candle is the most lovely shade of lilac with iridescent glitter and it’s just so delicate. It smells like chamomile, vanilla and magic. I actually like the appearance of this candle more than the smell! *hides behind a pillow*
I *think* this is my favourite candle in the box (though ask me again tomorrow, and I might have changed my mind!) It’s inspired by The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and smells like plums and honey. It has a black and white marbled effect with red glitter, perfect for the reveur in me.
Circus of Dreams
And the second candle inspired by The Night Circus is one the most delicious smelling things ever! It smells like chocolate and caramel, with a slight hint of apple behind it. Topped off with white glitter that looks like sugar, I could almost take a bite out of it.
And here’s my full unboxing! I really wish I could convey to you how amazing these candles smell!
Which of these candles sounds most appealing to you? Is anyone else a fan of circus books? Please let me know your recommendations in the comments!