If You Like Gossip Girl, Try Cobble Hill 

Gossip Girl scribe von Ziegesar is back doing what she does best: stirring up drama in NYC (albeit this time it’s among four privileged families, not extravagant teens). Pair Cobble Hill’s tea-spilling session with sunny and sensual notes of apricot and orris root.

Pair Cobble Hill by Cecily von Ziegesar with Goop in Edition 04 – Orchard ($101, shop.goop.com)

Cobble Hill by Cecily von Ziegesar

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Goop in Edition 04 – Orchard ($101)

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If You Like The Boys, Try Hench

What better to match the fiery rage of Hench – about a woman who is wronged by society’s so-called superheroes and decides to reclaim her power – than Diptyque’s heady and dusk-evoking fragrance housed in a startling vessel?

Pair Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots with Diptyque in Tubéreuse ($132, at Nordstrom, nordstrom.ca)

If You Like Grey’s Anatomy, Try The White Coat Diaries

Curling up with Madi Sinha’s The White Coat Diaries – a romcom that has enough chemistry to rival that of Meredith and McDreamy can only mean one thing: putting on your coziest sweater and surrounding yourself with the warm and spicy scent of vanilla, cardamom and amber.

Pair The White Coat Diaries by Madi Sinha with Lohn in Feu ($39, shoplohn.com)

The White Coat Diaries by Madi Sinha

The White Coat Diaries by Madi Sinha

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If You Like The Talented Mr. Ripley, Try White Ivy

Intoxicating notes of musk and cedar will create an atmosphere just as mysterious and alluring as Susie Yang’s page-turning debut novel, White Ivy, which is about a restless young woman’s quest for success as she embeds herself in a wealthy political family.

Pair White Ivy by Susie Yang with Nanor in Debonair ($49, nanorcollection.com)

If You Like I May Destroy You, Try Grown

Breathe in this relaxing blend of sage and sweet orange while reading Grown, a heart-wrenching, anger-inducing novel about Enchanted Jones, an aspiring young musician who catches the eye of an infamous older singer.

Pair Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson with Cardea AuSet in Dale ($40, cardeaauset.com)

If You Like Eat, Pray, Love, Try Group

Embrace yourself and human connection (from afar, of course) with Chicago-based writer Christie Tate’s debut memoir, Group, which is about her life-changing group-therapy journey, and Toronto candle company Murphy & Jo’s ode to self-love.

Pair Group by Christie Tate with Murphy & Jo Candle Co. in Every Woman ($50, murphyandjo.com)

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Murphy & Jo Candle Co. in Every Woman ($55)

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If You Like Little Fires Everywhere, Try The Last Story of Mina Lee

Escape into The Last Story of Mina Lee, a moving and intertwining tale of a daughter digging into her late mother’s unexpected past, next to the nostalgic flame of a candle with the familiar and comforting notes of cedar, sweetgrass and juniper berry.

Pair The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim with East City Candles in Amber Wood ($20, eastcitycandles.com)

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

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East City Candles in Amber Wood

East City Candles in Amber Wood ($25)

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This article originally appeared in the October 2020 issue of ELLE Canada, available on newsstands across Canada and on Apple News+. Subscribe here

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