Paddywax candle company wants to pay homage to some of history's most important writers. Naturally, this includes Edgar Allan Poe. So what scent smells like the godfather of goth - besides lots and lots of booze? Hippies, apparently. The Poe candle - which I have not smelled - is scented with cardamom (a slightly spicy ginger-type herb), sandalwood, and absinthe. Honestly, it sounds like you could get drunk just on the scent of this candle.