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Literati and Light

These luxury, handmade scented soy candles inspired by classic and modernist literature, look gorgeous, smell amazing and improve intelligence (sort of).

Literarti & Light make handmade luxury candles in West Berkshire inspired by great works of literature. Husband and wife team, Justine and Philip, select fragrance notes from classic books and use that inspiration to create expertly blended fragrances that tell the scented story. The candles are made using the best soy wax with a burn time of either 40+ or 50+ hours. And if candles aren’t your bag, they also have a of gorgeous range of diffusers.

The fragrances include Wuthering Heights – a delicate mix of heather, rain, primrose, crocus, paperDorian Gray with its evocative blend of Frankincense, woods, ambergris, violets, incensethrough to 20th Century works like Jazz Age a mix of Champagne, verbena, citrus, iris, jasmine and Garden Party with its abundance of Tea rose, cut grass, jasmine, cyclamen, lilies… and many more, making it the perfect gift for literary lovers or anyone who would simply like to appear well read.

Rather brilliantly you can also join the Literati & Light Book Club, a subscription service for three or six months. There are three clubs to join, the Modernist and Classic candle subscription or go for the full Book Club experience: receive a candle and book and immerse yourself into the work of Jane Austen with a damp Mr Darcey seducing you in the privacy of your own home or drift off to Baker Street for a crime caper with Sherlock Holmes.

If you’re keen to have a go, keep your eyes peeled for Literati & Light candle making workshops. It’s a super thoughtful gift and we love the top notch packaging too.

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