Imaginative scents for bookish folks

Here you'll find premium scented soy candles for people who love books. Each scent is thoughtfully designed to evoke scenes, characters, places and themes from your favourite stories.


Try Before You Buy

Try a variety of scents from our collection of book-inspired soy candles, with these curated tea light variety packs.

Start sampling

Hire us for your next big event

We offer discounted rates on bulk orders of our scented candles, and would love to work with you on gifts for your next event. The options are endless!

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Founded by two sisters in Ontario, Canada

Hi! We're Michelle (left) and Jackie (right). We started Onset & Rime during the summer of 2020 and never looked back.

Our Story

How to choose a scent that's right for you

Since you can't smell our candles through the internet (maybe one day?), we've created a guide to help you shop for your perfect match.

Find the one
  • ★★★★★

    This is an amazing candle! I love it so much... I will definitely be purchasing from this shop again & I can't recommend it enough!

    - Emily

  • ★★★★★

    I bought this as a present, and now I am going to be getting one for myself. It smelt incredible and the owners were so kind. I will absolutely be buying again.

    - Stephanie

  • ★★★★★

    Candle smells so good! I bought four different scents for gifts but I really want to keep them for myself. Guess I need to buy more for me!

    - Sarah

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