Literary Candles

Named for the locations in literary classics, these soy candles evoke the book's most memorable moments.
created by

Callie Meaney

$16.00

Callie Meaney created by

Callie Meaney

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Literary Scents

Transport yourself to Alice in Wonderland's madcap tea party, Sherlock Holmes' study, Jane Eyre's ambrosial rose garden, or an ivy-filled escape out of Pride & Prejudice with Callie Meaney's bookish candles. Named for the locations in literary classics, these soy candles evoke the book's most memorable moments as they ignite your imagination. Custom blended fragrances let you get lost in a book by adding an irresistible new layer of intrigue. Choose from four, fantastic fragrances. Hand-poured in Valley Stream, New York.

Sherlock Homes/221B Baker Street: Black currant tea and leather books
Alice in Wonderland/A Mad Tea Party: Bergamot, lavender, mandarin, thyme, and ylang ylang, with a touch of jasmine
Jane Eyre/Thornfield Garden: Roses and rain water
Pride & Prejudice/Pemberley: Lily, lilac, rose, hyacinth, and ivy

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Callie Meaney

created by

Callie Meaney

location

New York

“I like to keep the old jars I used when I first started. It reminds me of where this all started, and how humbled I am that people like the things I make.”

Everyone loves an insider wink, and bookworms will surely recognize Pemberley, Thornfield Garden, and 221B Baker Street–the names of some of Callie Meaney’s soy candles–as the sites of some time-tested literary adventures. (In this case, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Sherlock Holmes, respectively.)

“I was happy to find something that combined artistry (drawing the labels) and the act of making something,” Callie says of her Literary Candles, which she pours by hand in Valley Stream, New York. Initially a side project for the recently graduated English major, the candles quickly became a full-time calling. When she started to use books as inspiration for the scents, that’s when the demand for her scented creations grew and her business truly turned the page.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
glass, cotton, soy wax, fragrance oil
Measurements
3.75" H x 2.75" dia.; 12 oz.
Care
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep wick trimmed to avoid big flame, don't burn longer than 4 hours at a time to avoid overheating. Keep away from drafts, pets and children.
Burns approximately 55 hours.
Item ID
27112

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsLiterary Candles
 
4.2

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pleasant scent (21)
  • Attractive (17)
  • Long lasting (6)
  • Safe (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (16)
  • Ambiance (14)
  • Scent (14)
  • Decoration (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (13), Budget shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (22), No (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (9), Self (8), Child (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (11), Christmas or hanukkah (8), Birthday (5)

Reviewed by 29 customers

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5.0

I would buy this product again, and recommend it as a gift.

By 

from New Mexico

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Pleasant Scent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambiance
    • Gifts
    • Scent

    Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

    This product, a gift for my friend, came back from her with a very good review. She said that she loved the scent, and that it was not too overpowering. I can highly recommend the 221B Baker Street candle!

    Service and delivery comments:

    My delivery was very prompt! It arrived exactly when it was estimated to arrive. The contents were very safely packed, and came to me undammaged.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    4.0

    It was a hit!

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    from 50312

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Pleasant Scent

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

        she is always hosting me at her home, and gives me little gifts, so I wanted to show my appreciation.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Great!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        4.0

        Great addition to my wife's birthday gift

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        from Brookings, SD

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Pleasant Scent

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            Haven't burned it yet, but my wife (an avid reader) liked the scent and the style.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Arrived in perfect condition.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Gift

            By 

            from St. Louis, MO

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            Made an exceptional get for a co-worker's birthday. Would definitely consider this as another gift for another friend who likes literature.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Best Candle Ever

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            from Orlando, FL

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            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            I am in love with this candle! I have burnt it almost ever day since opening the box and it smells amazing. The scent it strong, but not overpowering. Looking forward to getting more in the future.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            The Perfect Gift for Literary Lovers!

            By 

            from Houston, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            I bought two of these candles, Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice, one for myself and one as a gift to my college counselor, who loves classic literture as much as I do. Normally I am not a huge fan of floral scents and when I first smelt the candles I was nervous that they would be too soapy. I thought Thornfield Garden smelt the best and so I gave it as a gift and kept Pemberly for myself. My fears at an overpowering and soapy smell have been relieved now that I've lit Pemberly. It instead has a subtle freshness. I cannot say how Thornfield Garden burns but I'm sure it is equally as lovely.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Amazing Candles!!!

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            from Hudson MA

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            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            The candles smell so good and burn really nice. I love the jar look and how I can screw the top on so the smoke stays in the candle.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Mother
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Mother’s Day

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            4.0

            The aroma replaces prejudice with love!

            By 

            from Hattiesburg, MS

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Great Smell
            • Love The Literacy
            • Pleasant Scent

            Cons

            • A Bit Pricey For A Candle

            Best Uses

            • Ambiance
            • Decoration
            • Gifts
            • Scent

            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            Love the smell! Very impressed with the durability. My toddler dropped in on our tile floor and it was good as new. It didn't crack or anything!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            3.0

            Cute gift, average scent.

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            from Bucks County, PA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Unpleasant Scent

            Best Uses

            • Decoration
            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            I bought two candles--the Pemberley candle for a friend and the Thornfield one for myself. The smell is a bit too perfumey/grandmotherly for my taste, but the literary aspect made it a fun gift.

            (Also, the Thornfield candle is pink. I was expecting it to be more red.)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Special candle

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            from Woodland, CA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Pleasant Scent

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Ambiance
              • Decoration
              • Gifts
              • Scent

              Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

              I have not given it to her yet, so I don't have specifics yet.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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