Birthdate Candle Brings Bespoke To A Whole New Level

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During quarantine, I’ve discovered that gift-giving is one of my love languages. Both of my sisters and my dad have celebrated birthdays in the past few months, and I undertook the task of curating the perfect birthday experience for each (did I mention they’re an excruciatingly picky bunch?) with surprising glee. So far my win/loss gift-approval ratio is looking pretty good, but with several longtime-friend birthdays on the horizon, I’ve been feeling the pressure to maintain my stats.  

While searching online, I discovered Birthdate Candles -- the bespoke candle company that has hired a team of astrologers to ensure that the gift you choose will be a hit with its recipient. I mean this literally -- they’ve created 365 unique candles (one for each day of the year) that combine astrology, numerology, and tarot for the ultimate bespoke experience. Their astrologers seem to be on point: Birthdate Candles has sold tens of thousands of candles and generated over 1,500 five-star reviews in their first year since launch.

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Cosmic Concepts

As someone with only the slightest knowledge on all things cosmic, I did a bit more research before purchasing my own Birthdate Candle to take for a sniff-test. For anyone else unfamiliar with the cosmic concepts Birthdate Candles employs:

  • Astrology is the explanation of how the movements of stars and planets impact human lives and behavior.
  • Numerology is the belief in numbers or numerical value and their influence over events in human life.  
  • Tarot is a set of playing cards used dating back to the 15th century for fortune-telling.

Birthdate Candles uses astrology, numerology, and tarot in combination to create packaging with in-depth personality assessments and explanations, in addition to a unique scent for each $38 candle they sell. While I was skeptical at first, the site’s amazing reviews by Bustle, Elite Daily, Buzzfeed, and the like convinced me a Birthdate Candle was the ultimate gift -- so I started with a gift to myself.

My Birthdate Candle

Astrology, numerology, and tarot aside (I’ll get to those shortly), I was instantly impressed with the product Birthdate Candles has created. Packaged minimalistically-yet-beautifully, Birthdate Candles are heavy -- probably because each hand-poured candle has a burn time of 60-80 hours. I’ve purchased my fair share of candles, so I could tell that Birthdate Candles are created with quality -- after burning my October 18 candle (which includes notes of hydrangea, peony, and jasmine in an all-natural coconut and soy wax blend) for just a few hours, my entire room was enveloped with a delicious smell that lingered for days. My family noticed the scent, too -- my parents have dipped into my room with compliments each time I light my candle.

I have a sensitive nose that tends to get overwhelmed by most scented products, but my Birthdate Candle has been calming and rejuvenating -- I’m not sure if the company’s master perfumers or astrologers are to thank, but I’ll hand props to them both: working with my Birthdate Candle lit on my desk has become a ceremonial experience.

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The additional information on the candle’s label is icing on the cake: each candle denotes its birth date’s sign, decan (I had to look it up, too -- it’s a subdivision of each individual sign), number, planet, strengths, and weaknesses on the front label. For anyone wondering, I am apparently guiding, lucid, and polymathic, but also self-conscious, cryptic, and disappointed -- if I agree with my strengths, does that mean I also have to accept my weaknesses as true, too?!

The back of each candle offers a more descriptive explanation of people of your birth date, plus your tarot card, ruling planet, and ruling number. While I won’t bore you with an in-depth description of the children of October 18, I will say that I was impressed with the quality of content on the candle -- it is specific, well-written, and freakishly on point. While I typically don’t trust any run-of-the-mill horoscope or zodiac prediction, the information Birthdate Candles presents feels highly elevated and professional. It’s clear that the Birthdate team of astrologers invested time and knowledge into crafting a personal and detailed assessment for each date.

I’m excited to purchase Birthdate Candles for each of my friends -- I imagine chatting about the accuracy of our respective candles will lead to fun conversations and deep explorations on who we are and how we’ve been shaped. Whether you’re a skeptic or believer, Birthdate Candles is a thoughtful and well-priced gift worth exploring -- while I’m no astrologer, I predict good things are in your future with the purchase of this bespoke candle.

Five More Reasons To Love Birthdate Candles:

  1. They’re hand-poured in small batches in the Northeastern United States.
  2. Their candles are made from soy and coconut wax blends and burn for 60-80 hours.
  3. Their candles are poured into a premium vessel that’s both eco-friendly and reusable.
  4. They collaborated with master perfumers and top astrologers on each candle.
  5. They make incredible gifts that are custom and as personalized and unique as the recipient.

Treat yourself to a Birthdate Candle here.

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