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Enter through a great door, crafted from an ancient tree.
Rich, glimmering wooden aisles point inward.
Upward, ink-filled pages yearn with hidden mystery.
Fine leather chairs, waiting to get lost in.
Vast tables aflicker with candlelight.
Time suspended.
Imagination captured in words.

Hush! Embrace the stillness.

Poem by Stephen Tracy

Reading Room

The Scent

The rich, heady air of an ancient library. Rich woods, polishes, leathers and dark ink blend together as you get lost in an armchair and novel.


Perfect for creating a luxurious moment of thoughtful calm in any room of the house.


Limited Edition


Reading Room is a Limited Edition scent. Our Limited Edition scents come around every so often for our subscribers. In between they’re not available. Subscribe or join our newsletter to be the first to know when Reading Room returns.

The Memories

“I was fortunate to study at Trinity College in Cambridge. The dining hall was built by Henry VIII, and a large portrait of him has hung at the end of the room for 450 years. Entering the famous college library—where some books were centuries old too—was a humbling experience. I'll never forget the smell of those books, nor the absolute stillness in the air.”

Key Notes

Guaiac Wood: A protected species with special permits for perfumery, this exotic wood imparts an almost holy smokiness with just enough creaminess..

Elemi Oil: Similar to frankincense, an oil with an incense-like pepperiness, uplifted by a little lemon.

Cedar Wood: Woody, dry, reminiscent of a pencil tip, fresh wood shavings.

Beeswax: A reassuringly familiar scent, bringing to mind freshly polished wood as well as wild honey and flowers.

Angelica Seeds: Known as the 'Holy Ghost', Angelica yields an oil from its seeds known for its herbaceous, tangy and earthy aspects..

Cedar Leaves: Woody and mysterious, adds one of the special je-ne-sais-quoi’s of libraries.

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Some recent great news!
Find us in

The New York Times'
2021 Gift Guide
&
Wirecutter's
Best Candle

See the Full Write-ups

We are a small team of candle makers based in Kingston, NY and were thrilled to recently both be featured in the the 2021 New York Times Gift Guide, and picked as one of Wirecutter's Best Candles.

Both of these endorsements are an incredible honor for us.

'Fill someone’s home with thes candles, which packs a fragrant punch and comes in a stylish glass. We plan to burn Keap all winter long'

— Sarah Witman, Staff Writer, Wirecutter