About Us

Hi, I’m Afia! If you’re looking for a bit of information about myself, the shop and the candles, you’ve come to the right place!
Welcome to Whispering Flames by Afia, the first bookish candle store in India. This shop was thought of for just friends and family but after testing and trying various methods and scents, I came up with a final product that I was proud of. I too am an Indian who was desperately looking for bookish candles without spending so much on shipping and customs. I am bringing this store to you because I now know how much better it is to read a book while feeling like you’re there, with the characters, the surroundings in your head and the scent in the nose.

I am sharing this experience with my fellow Indian bibliophiles because I loved it and believe every reader should experience the same.
All candles are made with 100% vegan-friendly soy wax and are hand poured with love by me.
Each candle’s scent blend is thought out carefully to give you the best experience possible. Every month, I will announce a new theme or series around which the candles will be based. Candles from the previous month may be continued if they are in demand, so don’t worry if you cannot purchase it that same month!

You may notice some variations in the color of soy candles, especially candles that use 100% soy wax with no other additives. This is called “frosting”. It looks like small, whitish crystals that form on the top of the wax or the sides of the jar. It is similar to how chocolate sometimes forms that white frosted look. I’ve always tried to minimize this as much as possible, but it is very normal for soy wax to do. 100% soy wax candles also tend to frost over time, but this in no way affects how the candle burns.