Meraki Candles: April Anime Box

This box is the very first anime inspired box by Meraki Candles, with theme being Studio Ghibili! As someone who has not watched much of Anime, or any really at all for that matter, I was excited to see how Heather would create this box and I was not disappointed! Although I was a rep when I received this box, I will be giving you my honest opinion of these candles (although, I can’t help that I love both of them!).

So first all, the box included two candles, as pictured above and below, as well as a few goodies which you can see in the picture above. The goodies were: 

  • Notepad
  • Postcard
  • Pin badge
  • Yubaba’s Soap
  • Arreitty print

I love all these goodies, particularly the notepad and the soap! I obviously am not so clued up on Anime, so I wasn’t really sure about the print or pin badge however still think they’re super cute.

And now for the candles! Included was:

  • Howl’s Castle
  • Totoro

I’m going to go into detail about these two candles with their scents and what I think but aren’t they pretty? Wait till you see the colour of them and hear how they smell!

Howls Castle | Inspired by: The Mortal Instruments | Scents: Something, Jasmine and Rose

This candle is super, super pretty. I absolutely love the violet colour of it and the label matches the month’s card art! It’s super fresh and the rose comes through really well, but it’s quite subtle and not overly strong which is great, as sometimes I think rose scents can be quite overpowering. I also definitely get a whiff of the Jasmine which is lovely. Overall, this is a really nice candle that is just fresh and florally, but not too overpowering, plus bonus points because it’s purple.

Totoro | Inspired by: Totoro | Scents: Sweet Pea

As you can slightly see, this candle is a honey-like brown. It smells so lovely, and is a little bit stronger than Howls Castle. Totoro has one scent which is sweet pea. Again, this is quite florally, and although stronger, it doesn’t smell sickeningly so. I personally think it smells really lovely and fresh.

I think out of the two candles, my favourite is probably Howls Castle. I love the colour, the scent, just everything about it!

Now for the other items that came in this box! I’ve grouped them all together as usually my unboxing posts end up being really long!

The print is super cute, and is my first from tjlubrano, who I have seen around quite a bit in the bookstagram community. Her artwork is super cute and I have wanted to buy something from her for a while now. Although I haven’t watched Arrietty, I think this print is lovely. I would definitely love to get more prints designed by her!

The soap smells really good and is designed by Behind The Pages. I now have a few soaps from this shop and I also have two lip balms. I really like her products and although I am yet to use my soaps, I can confirm that they do smell super good, Yubaba’s Bathhouse especially smells good, with scents of Water, Satin and Sage – it really reminds me of the sort of scents my Grandparents have in their bathroom. It’s almost like a rose sort of scent!

The pin is cute, although I don’t watch anime so wasn’t sure where it was from. Hannah Hitchman created different Ghibli pins so not everyone has the same pin which is a fab idea! As you can see, I received this little fireball called Calcifer!

The notebook is super handy and was created by House of Wonderland, with little Soot Sprites on it. I love the blue colour and again, even though I haven’t watched Anime, I really like this notebook. It will be useful for writing any story ideas, plotting or just anything really!


So that is my April Meraki Anime unboxing. I hope you liked it, and if you received this box, what was your favourite candle and item? If you didn’t, which do you think you’d like the most?

Meraki Candles: April Box

The April box was Far Away Lands! This is my third Meraki Candles box and I was so excited for this box because of the places featured. I hadn’t heard of two of them, but I had heard of the other two featured lands. Although I am a rep, I will be giving you my honest opinion of these candles, although I make no apologies for loving all the candles because they’re so gorgeous!

So first all, the box included four candles as well as a few goodies which you can see in the picture above.

The goodies were:

  • A bookmark by Till & Dill
  • Tote bag by Bookworm Boutique
  • Camp Half-Blood badge
  • The info card bookmark

I loved all these goodies, especially the bookmarks and badges! I also loved the bag!

And now for the candles! Included was:

  • Elendel
  • Essos
  • Narnia
  • Rivendell

I can’t wait to share with you what I thought of each of them!

Elendel | Inspired by: Mistborn | Scents: Jasmine, Amber and Musk

Wow, I don’t really know how to describe this one. It smells really lovely and reminds me a little of something that I can’t quite put my finger on. I feel like it’s quite a unique scent. I can definitely smell the musk scent and I can pick up another scent which is the jasmine. To be honest, these 3 scents together have made a really lovely candle.

Essos | Inspired by: Game of Thrones | Scents: Lemon, Orange and Aromatic Woods

This one is a little different to the other candles. Its scent is perhaps a little more tangy because of the lemon and orange. I think the orange does overpower the lemon ever so slightly, but I think the lemon comes through as more of an after smell. The aromatic woods are definitely there. It’s like a tangy wood smell, to sum it up!

Rivendell | Inspired by: The Lord of the Rings  | Scents: Wildflower and Cashmere Woods

Rivendell is a really fresh scent and smells exactly like it says on the tin! The cashmere woods comes through when sniffing this candle and reminds me almost of pine trees when I inhale a lot of it (that sounds odd, but if you take a really long sniff of it, more scents come through). I think this is definitely my favourite out of these three as it smells so fresh with a hint of flowers.

Narnia | Inspired by:  | Scents: Menthol, Lavender and Pine

Narnia is possibly my favourite out of the four candles. All 3 scents listed for this candle come through to make a really gorgeous candle. I can definitely smell the lavender and pine. The menthol is also definitely there which I think makes the pine stand out a little more and gives it a little bit of a minty scent.

In all honesty it’s hard to choose my favourite, but I think it has to either be Rivendell or Narnia!

Now onto a closer look at the extra items!

Here is the pretty design inspired by Lord of the Rings, created by Bookworm Boutique. I have never owned an item by Bookworm Boutique before, but I’ve always wanted something so this is perfect!


We received some Camp Half-Blood pins, which you can see above. I was lucky enough to receive two, however decided to send them to another bookstagrammer who was interested in one of them! I’ve only read the first two Percy Jackson books but have really enjoyed them!

On the left, there’s a closer look at the bookmark that Till & Dill designed. I really love this design as it’s so pretty and I love the blue/white colouring! This is my second Till & Dill bookmark which I super love and I am hoping to buy more as the designs are so gorgeous!


So that’s the April Meraki box and I really loved it. I think my favourite candle is probably Rivendell, but it’s a really tough choice! It smells really fresh and woodsy, but also has florally hints to it which I like. If you received this box, which candle was your favourite?