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


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsLiterary Candles
 
4.5

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pleasant scent (39)
  • Attractive (29)
  • Long lasting (15)
  • Safe (12)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

  • Too small (5)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (29)
  • Scent (28)
  • Ambiance (24)
  • Decoration (20)
  • Lighting (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (21), Budget shopper (18)
    • 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

Awesome Candle!

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from Buffalo, NY

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Pleasant Scent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Scent

    Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

    My friend was ecstatic about this gift! She loved the scent and doesn't even want to burn it because she loves the scent so much.

     
    5.0

    Unique candle scent

    By 

    from Central Florida

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean burning
    • Pleasant Scent
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Ambiance
      • Decoration
      • Scent

      Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

      This unique set of candles burn clean (not a lot of black soot) and smell amazing. So far, I have the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party scent and will likely buy some others for my sister in law for Christmas!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was prompt. All items came together (made multiple purchases)

       
      4.0

      Great Gift!

      By 

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Burns Brightly
      • Burns Well
      • Long Lasting
      • Pleasant Scent

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decoration
        • Gifts
        • Lighting
        • Scent

        Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

        A lovely candle for any Jane Eyre fan. The scent, though heavy on the typical, run-of-the-mill rose essential oil smell, is surprisingly sweet and cheerful for such a long and dramatic tale, hinting at the hope and happiness at the story's end. Just imagine reading the book alongside the candle...could really help get you through those tragic parts! I personally prefer the scent of Pemberley and A Mad Tea Party, but overall this is a pretty pink candle with a pleasant scent. A lovely gift. #sweepstakes

         
        5.0

        I really would buy this product again and again!

        By 

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Burns Brightly
        • Burns Well
        • Pleasant Scent
        • Scent Fills Room

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ambiance
          • Decoration
          • Gifts
          • Lighting
          • Scent

          Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

          I received my first Pemberley literary candle as a gift from a friend who knew I loved Jane Austen novels. But beyond its nostalgic value, I simply love the scent of this candle! Moreover, I can tell it is a quality candle by how quickly the scent diffuses into the room...a major plus when it comes to scented candles. Fun bonus is the pretty fuchsia color of the melted wax! It's no wonder I had to buy another when my first finally burned to the bottom.

           
          5.0

          Not overbearing

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          from Ocala Florida

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          Pros

          • Long Lasting
          • Pleasant Scent
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ambiance
            • Gifts
            • Scent

            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            My mom is very hard to buy for. She fell in love with your product and has recommended it to both family and friends. Thank you for gifting a happy mother.

             
            5.0

            My bookworm wife loved them!

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            from Denver, CO

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Pleasant Scent

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Ambiance
            • Lighting
            • Scent

            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            She loved every scent!

             
            5.0

            A perfect gift!

            By 

            from Fresno, Ca

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Pleasant Scent

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

              A perfect gift for any avid reader and such a unique and clever idea

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Loved this!

              By 

              from North Manchester, IN

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              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

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