Kill Your Darlings

(4 customer reviews)


If you love it, let it go. 

With every drop of wax, our original scent embodies the struggle at the heart of the “kill your darlings” adage.

This candle’s bold undertones of vanilla and cherry appeal to the bravery required to fulfill one’s duty, to the temptation to pale before that which is demanded of us in the greater interest of our story.

Merlot—liquid courage—rounds out this scent, which is topped with a tease of something sweet—the reward for having done that which needed to be done, no matter how hard it might have been.

4 in stock

SKU: KYD Categories: , ,


Kill Your Darlings 8 oz glass jars burn for approximately 50 hours.

For orders of twelve or more total candles, please email us.

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

Fragrance-level scent blend for Kill Your Darlings includes vanilla, cherry, merlot, and apple.

Why is this candle called Kill Your Darlings? Good question.

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.

Additional information

Weight 1.02 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 × 3.25 × 3.5 in

4 oz Novella Tin, 8 oz Novel Jar

4 reviews for Kill Your Darlings

  1. Russell Ricard (verified owner)

    Like all the others I’ve purchased from KYD candle company, “Kill Your Darlings” delivers a complex yet subtle, long lasting blend unique to other candles on the market. In this case, a balanced, hypnotic recipe of vanilla, cherry, and merlot; distinguishable yet harmonious fragrances. Yum! So, too, I love that all KYD candles are labeled with beautiful artwork, clever names/whimsical sub-headings that inspire both writers and readers alike.

  2. Jules (verified owner)

    A light but sweet scent that reminds me of candy. A perfect 0 calorie pick-me-up for after lunch.

  3. Carly Davis (verified owner)

    I really like this candle. It has a lighter fragrance than my other KYD candles, but it’s very pleasant. Kind of reminds me of Cherry Garcia ice cream, but without the chocolate notes. I also love how evenly these candles burn. This is definitely a wonderful namesake candle!

  4. Tracey Phillips (verified owner)

    So far, I’ve burned three different KYD candles and so far, Kill Your Darlings is my absolute favorite! The fragrance isn’t overpowering, or too perfumey, and the candles burn clean. I especially like that there isn’t a vanilla after-smell, as with so many fragrant candles. Once you blow it out, it’s dead. (pun intended!) My kind of candle!

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