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Literati & Light

Luxury, handmade scented soy candles inspired by classic and modernist literature. Berkshire-based Literati & Light's bookish candles look gorgeous, smell amazing and improve intelligence (sort of).

Combining two of our favourite things – beautifully written books and scented candles. Berkshire-based Literati and Light make handmade luxury candles in West Berkshire inspired by literary greats – and it’s the kind of escapism we need right now.

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.

There are four fragrance collections: Magical Lands, Classic, Modernist and Natural. From the sweet smell of Rose and Strawberry from Wonderland and the fragrant aroma of an English garden from Pride and Prejudice to the the aromatic Champagne party vibes of Gatsby and the salty coastal smell of The Lighthouse. There’s a library of 17 scents to suit your mood and literary tastes. It’s 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 candle subscription service for three or six months. 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.

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