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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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsLiterary Candles
 
4.4

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pleasant scent (32)
  • Attractive (25)
  • Long lasting (13)
  • Safe (10)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Too small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (24)
  • Scent (22)
  • Ambiance (20)
  • Decoration (17)
  • Lighting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (18), Budget shopper (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (28), No (9)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (8), Other (6)

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5.0

Loved this!

By 

from North Manchester, IN

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean Up
  • Long Lasting
  • Pleasant Scent
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambiance
    • Decoration
    • Gifts
    • Scent

    Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

    It smells great and was really cute.

     
    5.0

    Loved this!

    By 

    from North Manchester, IN

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Clean Up
    • Long Lasting
    • Pleasant Scent
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Ambiance
      • Decoration
      • Gifts
      • Scent

      Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

      It smelled great and was very cute.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lasted long and smelled great

      By 

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean Up
      • Long Lasting
      • Pleasant Scent
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ambiance
        • Decoration
        • Gifts
        • Lighting
        • Scent

        Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

        Lasted long and smell was not overwhelming, great to have burning in the background

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Can't wait to order more!

        By 

        from Columbus OH

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long Lasting
        • Pleasant Scent

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scent

          Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

          I always worry when ordering candles online that the scent just isn't going to be strong enough or pleasant but man, I ordered the Baker Street candle and it's wonderful! My BFF loved this gift!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          We want them all!

          By 

          from Corona, CA

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Long Lasting
          • Pleasant Scent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ambiance
            • Decoration
            • Gifts
            • Scent

            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            My mom is a huge bibliophile and I got her the Pemberly candle for Christmas. She LOVES the smell and it really does fill the room. I told her about the other candles and she wants to order one of each scent. I was pleasantly surprised how well these candles work.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lovely scent!

            By 

            from Jersey City

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Clean Up
            • Pleasant Scent

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Ambiance
              • Decoration
              • Gifts
              • Lighting
              • Scent

              Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

              We just moved, and this makes the new place so cozy!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent!

              By 

              from Nebraska

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Pleasant Scent

              Cons

              • Too Small

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

                I love this candle! I both the Sherlock Holmes scent and it smells masculine, but not overpowering. It smells exactly how I think his home would smell!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Loved it!

                By 

                from Indiana

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long Lasting
                • Pleasant Scent

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Scent

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

                  My daughter is a huge Sherlock fan, so she loved getting this as a gift. It smells amazing.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would absolutely buy this product again.

                  By 

                  from Ozark, Missouri

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Pleasant Scent

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Ambiance
                    • Scent

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

                    My daughter loved this gift.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Will order again!!

                    By 

                    from Lemoore, CA

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Pleasant Scent

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

                      When my mom opened her Pride and Prejudice candle, she feel I love instantly! She absolutely loves the smell and was rather surprised that someone would think of something so wonderful! I personally plan on ordering the mad tea party candle!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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