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Nashville candle company Paddywax is bringing its millennial-friendly brand of hygge to D.C., cozying up in Georgetown in late 2019. The French word for candle is bougie, after all. Paddywax Candle Bar will be located at 1065 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Paddywax candles typically retail from $5 to $36, but for $40, amateur chandlers can mix their own custom scents and pour their own candles at regular classes. Sample scents include tobacco and patchouli; salted grapefruit; fresh fig and cardamom; and verbena and lemongrass. According to a Paddywax representative, there are more than 2,000 possible customizable creations. 

The space will have seats for 30 and guests can expect beer and wine for sale and the occasional cocktail collaboration with local bars or distilleries. Popular drinks at other locations include prosecco and mulled cider. 

When the D.C. location opens, it’ll join sister locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Austin, Texas, Philadelphia, and Madison, Wisconsin. There’s also a Paddywax Candle Bar coming to Virginia’s Reston Town Center.

The Paddywax website notes that candles take three hours to set, giving guests the option to stroll around the surrounding neighborhood and return or have their candle shipped to them for $8. Paddywax will join District-founded Handmade Habitat in the D.C. DIY candle market, which has held classes at Steadfast Supply in Navy Yard and at Shop Made In DC at The Wharf. 

 Paddywax Candle Bar, 1065 Wisconsin Ave. NW; thecandlebar.co