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In the Stacks

In the Stacks

3 total reviews


Scent Profile:  Top Notes of Leather, Teakwood and Amyris settle into middle notes of Smoke, Honey and Musk, that give way to self-effacing base notes of Sandalwood, Oud, Patchouli, and Tobacco.

The Inspiration:  I love books, libraries, book stores, discount book stores, gift shops that sell books, you get the idea.  In college I would sometimes need to locate an old reference book out of the main circulation, in a place everyone called “the stacks”.  It was one of those hybrid buildings, new and bright and easy to navigate in the main circulation area on the bottom 2 floors, and an old section where the “out of circulation” stacks were.  It was a rabbit warren of a building with 18 narrow floors, infrequent alcoves with a small desk and chair, poorly lit, and just brimming with musty smelling books.  Who writes all these books? And are they sad to know their books are in the “out of circulation” section of the library? Maybe.  Finding the intended book involved a bit of map and compass skills, it was always an adventure. 

This library scent is a fanciful notion of a library.  One that might have existed as part of an expansive Great Camp along the shores of an Adirondack lake, with honey-toned oak paneling, leather divans and club chairs clustered around small tables and soft lamp light.  There would be knitted Afghans to snuggle into, and a cozy fire burning in the oversized fireplace.  Sounds nice, doesn’t it? 

This candle is made with coconut apricot blended wax. 

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FRAGRANCE - Across our product lines, our premium fragrance oils are:

  • Phthalate-free
  • Carcinogen-free
  • Mutagen-free
  • Toxin-free
  • Used in proportions that comply with standards established by the International Fragrance Association

WAXES - Our waxes are either a custom blended vegetable (non-palm) soy wax, or a coconut apricot wax blended with a small amount of FDA-approved food grade wax.  The candle description identifies the wax type used in creating the candle. 

VESSELS - Our unique candle vessels are made from 100 percent recycled glass in Spain. These beautiful green-tinted glass jars have tiny imperfections in the glass surface and we love the distinguished character they give to the vessels. 

We sometimes offer candles in straight-sided jars and preferentially select glass with recycled content.  These glasses and the accompanying tin lids can be reused or recycled. 

WICKS - We use cotton wicks with a paper core specifically designed for the waxes used in our candle lines. Wicks are dipped in a natural wax by the manufacturer for stabilization. 

LIDS - Our cork lids are sustainably produced in Portugal.  Contact us if you would like a clean cork lid to use with your repurposed vessel!



The 9.5 ounce net weight candle measures 3.14 inches long by 3.14 inches wide and 3.14 inches high. With the cork lid, the candle is 3.8 inches high and weighs about 1.2 pounds (550 grams).

The 7 ounce net weight candle measures 3.5 inches long by 2.75 inches wide.  With tin lid, candle weighs about 14.2 ounces (402 grams).

The 3.7 ounce net weight candle measures 2.75 inches long by 2.75 inches wide and 2.25 inches high. With the lid, the candle is 2.25 inches high and weighs about 4.7 ounces (132 grams). 

Care information

Candle Care - 

  • Trim wick to 1/8 - 1/4 inch each time before lighting
  • Burn the candle for 3-4 hours during the first burn, or until the melted wax reaches the edge of the vessel
  • For best results, burn candle no more than 4 hours each session
  • Avoid placing your candle near drafts
  • Place vessel on a stable heat-resistance surface and remove nearby flammable materials before lighting your candle
  • Never leave the candle unattended
  • Keep children and pets away from open flames
  • Keep the candle at least 4 inches from other candles
  • Avoid touching the candle vessel until after the candle is extinguished and cooled
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Jill Walters
In the Stacks

One of my top 2 favorite scents. Love this one!! Please make more of it for the diffusers (we’re sold out when I placed my last order).

Jeanine A
Our families all around favorite

This is the most beautiful presentation without feeling like
I'm adding to the waste of the world. The details are exquisite in presentation and noticeable effort to up-cycle and reuse.
Love these candles. The scent lingers, not overpowering and not underwhelming - just right!
Oh, and let's not forget the dreamy explanation of each item. I can smell the memories of the moments vibrantly painting pictures in my mind and heart.
Thank you for bringing these feelings back! Can't wait to share with friends!!

Perfect cozy Winter scent

I am in love with Sunset and Rose and love all of the candles I have purchased which are numerous. The scents are lovely, whether on the lighter side or warmer musky scents, the scents are a light presence with a nice throw.

In The Stacks is a perfect Winter scent if you are looking for a little deeper profile. It begs cozying up in a comfy leather chair with a cup of tea and a good book.

Thank you for creating a great product with mindfulness to natural ingredients and sustainable resources. The stories with the scents are icing on the cake. They are awesome! Keep up the great work. I look forward to sampling all of your products.

PS- These are excellent for gift giving!