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.
Ingredients
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.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
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.


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UncommonGoodsLiterary Candles
 
4.5

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pleasant scent (49)
  • Attractive (40)
  • Long lasting (19)
  • Safe (12)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

  • Too small (5)
  • Unpleasant scent (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (38)
  • Scent (35)
  • Ambiance (28)
  • Decoration (24)
  • Lighting (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (27), Midrange shopper (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (28), No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Perfect Gift for Literary Lovers!

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....Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This makes me sad

I was really excited for this, I ordered the Sherlock Holmes one: black currant tea and leather books. Sure enough, when I took my first whiff, that's exactly what I detected and...Read complete review

I was really excited for this, I ordered the Sherlock Holmes one: black currant tea and leather books. Sure enough, when I took my first whiff, that's exactly what I detected and it was amazing. I let my family members smell it too and they were all fascinated. I let it burn for a little while and then I started getting a headache. I quickly blew it out and gave it a day before lighting again. When I smelled it the next day, it made me really sick and nauseous. Now I can't stand the scent. And my family noticed the same thing. It was wonderful the first time, but only the first time. Now I can't have it anywhere near me without getting sick. I was really excited for this, so it makes me sad. I don't think it's an altogether terrible product. It has a lovely design and the idea behind it is really cool. The scent is just really off.

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3.0

Slightly Disappointed

By 

from Merritt Island, FL

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Pros

  • Pleasant Scent

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

      This candle was a great size and has a pleasant smell, although it is a gift so I haven't burned it. I was very disappointed with the label. It was ripped or something being put on (it's actually a label applied to a mason jar) The bottom is not even. Actually makes the whole thing look cheap.

       
      5.0

      Great Gift!

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      from nc

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Long Lasting
      • Pleasant Scent

      Cons

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        • Decoration
        • Gifts
        • Scent

        Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

        love them

         
        5.0

        Great product and great gift! Would buy again!

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        from West Monroe, LA

        About Me Budget Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

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          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

          My friend loved the scent, she tells me her house is filled with the scent of the candle.

           
          5.0

          This gift was perfect, and I would definitely buy again!

          By 

          from Lewisburg Kentucky

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Pleasant Scent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ambiance
            • Gifts
            • Scent

            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            #sweepstakes
            This is a perfect gift for all my bookish friends! I thought the smells reflected the books really well. I loved the Alice in Wonderland candle!

             
            3.0

            Cute product and idea, interesting scent

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            from Lexington, KY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Unpleasant Scent

            Best Uses

            • Decoration

            Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

            The candles are adorable and well designed. The theme behind them is so cool! But the scents themselves are overly floral or overly sweet. I wouldn't burn them, but they make adorable centerpieces.

             
            5.0

            Will definitely buy in the future

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            from Columbia, SC

            About Me Budget Shopper

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Long Lasting
            • Pleasant Scent

            Cons

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              • Ambiance
              • Decoration
              • Gifts
              • Scent

              Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

              The design was super adorable, and the idea behind it is so creative. My sister absolutely loved it. At first she thought it was just a candle but when she read the name of it she got the reference immediately, definitely a favorite gift! Will buy again.

               
              5.0

              i would buy this product again

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              from Newark, DE

              About Me Midrange Shopper

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Pleasant Scent

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Scent

                Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

                I gave 3 of the candles as a set to a friend for a birthday gift. She is an avid reader and a published author so she loved them.

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for book lovers!

                By 

                from Palmdale, CA

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Pleasant Scent

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

                  Love this unique and fun gift for anyone who enjoys books.

                   
                  4.0

                  Candle Smells Great! (A Mad Tea Party/Alice in Wonderland)

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                  from Kansas

                  About Me Budget Shopper

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Pleasant Scent

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Scent

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

                    I bought this because it was a gift, but if it was for myself then I would not have bought it. I think it is a bit expensive for what you get.

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautifully scented! Makes for a great gift!

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                    from Maryland

                    About Me Budget Shopper

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Pleasant Scent

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Ambiance
                      • Decoration
                      • Gifts
                      • Scent

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Literary Candles:

                      I was pleasantly surprised by the scent of this candle. It's always hit or miss when buying something online, but this smells great! It's light and flowery. I got the pride & prejudice one for my roommates birthday, and it was perfect!

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