• Happy Haunted Holidays!

Happy Haunted Holidays!

Tales of A Creepy Candle

Hello & welcome to my sinister shop! I appreciate you stopping by & hope you'll stay and peruse awhile...

I'm Jillian: English lecturer by day, horror fiend by night, & inspired candle maker in between. I was inspired to create a unique candle that combined my passions & so The Smell of Fear Candle Co was born.

I have over 100 candles in my ever growing collection! My Frightening Flagship Collection is now available year-round and contains some of my original candles inspired by Edgar Allan Poe & Stephen King. Additional selections vary monthly based on changing themes.

All candles are high-quality, hand-poured at my home-based workshop in Buffalo, NY. I use a paraffin free, sustainably sourced coconut-beeswax-soy blend; the bloodcurdlingly best wax choices for a great-smelling, long-lasting, clean-burning candle.

The Smell of Fear is a wicked, one-woman show so all creating, pouring, advertising, label design & printing, packing & shipping are done by me. I do have help with photography from some amazing folks on IG & my supportive fam kick in when the candle lair is especially hectic. Know that the bit of eerie extra time it may take to receive your creepy creation is due to the utmost care in crafting before sending off to new haunts!

Scents are scary serious business here to insure your burning experience is a unique one that creates the perfect atmosphere (or atmosfear, if you will), with inspiration pulled from details in the scary stories we all love. Some blends used are my very own creations while others are pre-made and all are phthalate-free.

Supporting our communities is also very important to my dark heart, so a portion of profits is donated to non-profits monthly.

Dare to come to the fear side & give one of my unique creations a try!