Bookish Spotlights: Review of Alchemy & Ink’s “Dark Academia” May Box

Bookish Spotlights: Review of Alchemy & Ink’s “Dark Academia” May Box

A monthly candle box subscription, this is a review of the Luxe box subscription option.

(All photos are from my own personal instagram, @Partimeavenger)


What’s in the box?

-9oz candle, mors irrumal omnia (Ninth House)

-9oz candle, the castle (If We Were Villains)

-12oz candle, bacchanal (The Secret History)

-Wooden key chain, mors vincil omnia (Ninth House)


It’s pretty much a great day whenever I get one of these Alchemy & Ink boxes in the mail. Of course this box was no different, and completely made my day. 

This months box theme was Dark Academia, filled with items inspired by Ninth House, If We Were Villains, and The Secret History.

First we have a 9oz candle called, “mors irrumal omnia”, inspired by Ninth House. Which seems very dark and filled with secrets. The other item inspired by Ninth House, the wood key chain that says, “mors vincil omnia”. Its very smooth very well made, and I’m looking forward to putting it on with my keys.

The next 9oz candle was inspired by If We Were Villains, called “The Castle”.  My goodness, its getting harder to describe these scents of the candles. I basically want to eat them or shove my face into them because they all smell so good!

Lastly, the final 12oz candle which is inspired by The Secret History, labeled “Baccnanal”. Again, all of these smell so good and have me wanting to read all these books that inspired them!

Sadly, I have not read any of these titles. But, they are all on my TBR and I even have a copy of Ninth House ready and waiting for me to get to it very soon.

This was another fantastic candle box from Alchemy & Ink. Though, I am sad I can’t appreciate it more by having not read the books (which I promise to do at a later date this year). That is to say, I am beyond the realm of excitement for June’s box! Which is all about THE MUMMY, one of my all time favorite movies (and couple! I mean, Rick and Evie?? Love them!). I can basically quote the whole movie at this point.

Rating of box: 3 out of 5 stars.

Link to shop: HERE


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