Kill Your Darlings

(5 customer reviews)


~*New Scent Blend for 2021!*~

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.

SKU: KYD Categories: , ,


Kill Your Darlings 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 Kill Your Darlings includes vanilla, cherry, merlot, and apple.

Why is this candle called Kill Your Darlings? 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

5 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!

  5. Jacob Faust (verified owner)

    This candle is pleasant to smell. It is the perfect blend of its scents. Everything comes across and nothing overpowers anything. Everything lives in harmony. Moreover, this candle smells exactly how I expected it to. I took a sniff and went, “Oh, that’s vanilla. And that’s cherry! Is that merlot?” I checked the tin and saw those things listed, in order no less! Never before have I smelled anything where each component is so distinct yet uniform. Normally, the integrity of *something* is compromised, but this candle really has struck the perfect balance. If you enjoy any of those scents, you’ll like this candle.

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