Dramatic Irony

(9 customer reviews)


~* Back with a new scent blend for 2021! *~

Only you know what comes next.

Dramatic irony is best described as an overwhelming feeling of inevitability that arises when readers can only watch as their favorite character steps into traps unseen or fails to anticipate some forthcoming triumph.

This scent is imbued with that sensation, emboldened by fragrances like patchouli, musk, and cinder.

So what comes next? Only you know for sure, but we like to think it involves you, this candle, and the slaying of the blank page.

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Dramatic Irony 8 oz glass jars burn for up to 50 hours. 4 oz tins burn for approximately 20 hours.

For orders of twenty-one or more total candles, please email us.

This item is available for shipment to addresses within the United States and Canada.

Fragrance-level scent blend for Dramatic Irony includes patchouli, musk, fireside embers, and lavender.

Why is this candle called Dramatic Irony? Good question.

Candle Warnings and Instructions

Warning: Burn within sight. Keep away from flammable objects. Keep away from children and pets.

Burning instructions: Trim wick to 1/4″ before lighting. Keep candle free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings. Only burn the candle on a level, fire resistant surface. Do not burn candle for more than four (4) hours at a time. Stop use when only 1/4″ of wax remains.

Wax Melt Warnings and Instructions

Warning: to prevent fire or injury, remove packaging before use. Use only in tea-light warmers or UL listed electric warmers approved for wax melts. Read and follow all instructions provided with your warmer before use. Do NOT leave melter unattended while in use. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Melting Instructions: Do NOT add water. Do NOT melt on stove top or in non-approved appliances. Use only in well ventilated areas away from flammable materials. Discontinue use if dish contains less than 1/2″ of wax.

Additional information

Weight 1.02 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 × 3.25 × 3.5 in

4 oz Novella Tin, 8 oz Novel Jar, Wax Melts – 12 pk

9 reviews for Dramatic Irony

  1. Jaime Dill (verified owner)

    I won this candle in a contest and I’m so glad I did because I’m not sure I would have been drawn to this fragrance on my own. Patchouli is not a smell many people can immediately imagine. I can’t adequately explain how it smells exactly like “dramatic irony”, I can only say that it totally does. The cinder and musk blend together into that cozy scent that floats around you when you hug your favorite aunt and she’s wearing that perfume she’s always had since her youth. Not old, but familiar and comforting. Now, imagine she’s a suspect in the novel you’ll reading and boom. There’s your dramatic irony.

  2. Michelle Rascon

    I was nervous about purchasing a candle online without having smelled it first because I’m sensitive to strong smells. This candle smells AMAZING. It has a fantastic blend of cinder and musk and … I don’t know what patchouli is, but I’m sure it’s part of the fantastic scent. I burned it for at least four hours and that barely made a dent. I’m looking forward to trying the other candles and seeing what new scents are released! ⠀

  3. Jules (verified owner)

    This candle smells like the shop of an eccentric good witch trying hard to masquerade as a simple seller of crystals and charms. She’ll enchant you with a warm cup of tea she’s brewed to bring you luck in your writing endeavors.

    This distinct and unique scent is perfect for full moons and scenes full of tension.

  4. Carly Davis (verified owner)

    This candle smells fantastic, like a really good men’s cologne. TBH, I wish my husband smelled as good as this candle.

  5. Maggie

    This is hands-down my favourite scent from KYD. I’m a sucker for musk, and mixing it with patchouli and cinder makes for a really dreamy profile. There’s something magical and exciting about this fragrance. Like all the other candles from KYD, the scent isn’t overpowering but still manages to fill a room. I love burning this one when I write — it really does something for my creativity!

  6. L.A. (verified owner)

    A perfect blend of fragrances! I love how the aroma lasts even hours after the candle has been extinguished. Plus, it smells just like I imagined the alchemy shops in my books to smell, so BONUS!

  7. Tracey Phillips (verified owner)

    This is the perfect gift for your writer friends! I would know, I’ve given five away to very happy writers!

  8. Jacob Faust (verified owner)

    I don’t know how they did it, but the company made this candle smell ironic. Even as I type that, I’m not quite sure what it means. But it’s true! The scent is a bit more subtle than the other candles I’ve tried, but that’s not a bad thing – irony can be quite subtle. There’s something familiar about it, too, like a plot twist that wasn’t expected because it was rooted so strongly in the familiar. How else can I put it? Physical irony wafts off the wick each time I burn this candle.

  9. Whitney (verified owner)

    This is one of my top two favorites in the set I ordered. I adore musk, but it has to be done right. This is definitely done right. I even smirked while smelling it; the “ironic” bit was spot on. This candle is two people passing looks from across the room, expressing everything without a word. It’s all the possibility of a fated meeting with a shocking ending. It’s the characters you wish would kiss but can’t see how they would. The cinder gives it that hint of a situation about to burst into flame, and only the author knows which way the wind will blow the spark.

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