The Dropout was inspired by Ingrid's lifelong love of learning and her distaste for school. As a college dropout herself, she knows what it feels like to be underestimated – especially when you decide to take an untraditional path in life. With notes of golden saffron, hemp leaves, rhubarb, smoked vanilla and leather, The Dropout is bold, rebellious and has a rich inner quality to it. When first lit, this candle is unexpectedly warm and grounding, but that’s the thing about rebels – they’re always full of surprises.
BY THE WAY...
All of our products are made by hand, so you may notice some slight variations or imperfections. This includes: small dents or scratches on the packaging, minor discoloration of the wax, labels that aren't perfectly straight, etc. None of these things impact the quality of the candle or its burn.
as a *broke* grad student, fancy candles are not exactly in my budget. When TNS launched I got a few discovery sets to see which scent (if any) i really liked before splurging on a full size. I fell in LOVE with the dropout and saved my little samples for as long as i could. I got the full size candle as an xmas gift to myself, and it has been a wonderful addition to my writing desk. I can best describe the scent as 'warm and spicy and clean.' The only thing I wish was different would be the vessel. I love using my candles as light sources, and when this one gets low, there is less light emitted than if it were in a more transparent vessel. I got a sample of The Usual with my christmas order and I am ******* after it. It will be my next buy forsure <3
My Favorite Candle Shop!
I love the candles at TNS! The smells are complex and layered so it's constantly changing, the packaging is soothing with soft colors. The Dropout is definitely one of my favs, the scent is just amazing!
Surprising & Balanced
I received a sample of this and immediately fell in love. I would have never chosen this based on reading the notes but I was pleasantly surprised. It is not heavy or over-powering. The notes are icredibly well-balanced. It's perfect for a night when you want to decompress or a rainy weekend.
Smokey earthy leathery in the best way
This candle makes me feel ~deep~ and ~rebellious~ and ~lost in thought~. It makes me think of Oxford shoes and thrift stores and falling in love in the library. Kind of smokey earthy leathery, in a the very best way? If you've read The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) The Maidens (Alexander Michaelides) or The Secret History (Donna Tartt) this is what this candle makes me think of. My favorite candle ever.
I bought this candle to survive the snowy winter and have never loved a candle so much. The smell is nuanced and fills my living room, leaving it smelling good for a few hours after I blow the candle out. After having it for about ten days, I can also confirm that it burns slowly with minimal tunneling. It's brought me so much joy in these short, cold days! Highly recommend.