Tea House candle from Secret Lentil
secret lentil Very Good Candles
Tea House, Nag Champa, Cedar Sutra candles from Secret Lentil
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secret lentil Very Good Candles

Tea House: Very Good Candle

Regular price $ 12 Unit price  per 

Tea House. This is a complex sophisticated smell, for a candle. My proof is that I have a friend who knows all sorts of arcane particulars concerning perfumes and scents, and she made a face I couldn't translate when she smelled this.

And then she made that face for a long time. Then her eyebrows went up and I knew it was good. Everyone should have a friend like her. It's because of her I know I love the scent of oud, which I also know is not the same as loving the guys in Doctor Who who walk around holding one of their brains in their hands.

It — the candle — see, I remember what I was talking about — has the solid roasty tobacco-esque pinge of smell you love from black tea, with a bit of smokiness, then maybe there's some bergamot down the hall in a side room, and just the tiniest hint of jasmine that walked through a few hours ago. It's deep. It's dark. It's lovely. It's a smell I can see when I close my eyes.

Secret Lentil Very Good Candles are made from soy wax, with lead-free cotton wicks, phthalate-free fragrance oils, and no dyes. They are a satisfyingly big 8 ounce size (see the photo with my pasty hand for comparison) and come in a lidded aluminum tin. Expect a 55 to 60 hour burn time. They are hand-poured in small batches just for Secret Lentil in Syracuse, New York.

Very Good candles from Secret Lentil. "They're very good."

secret lentil Very Good Candles
Tea House, Nag Champa, Cedar Sutra candles from Secret Lentil
secret lentil soy wax candles in lidded metal tins