The candle’s scent is described as leafy ferns and fresh wet moss – a wilderness walk through the British Springtime. Read More
Osmology.co launched today! It is a new website dedicated to bringing together the best boutique candle brands, making it easy for customers to discover new scents and exciting brands as well as repurchase their favourites easily.
Today the candle market is worth an eye-popping £90 million (Sarah and I are easily responsible for about half that with our addiction lol), and Osmology.co is set to establish itself as the UK’s premier luxury online candle destination. As the UK’s first dedicated online boutique candle shop, Osmology.co sources the world’s most exciting scented candle brands and focuses on supporting hand poured small batch candle makers. Read More
Literati & Light kindly sent me one of their Lost Time candles to review, I specifically requested this scent which is described as a blend of orange blossom, neroli, lime-flower tea, cut grass, chestnut trees, and water lilies, because I’m a huge fan of citrus scents and I really LOVE any tea type aromas.
This is a really luxurious and complex aroma. On a cold smell, you can really get the tartness and zest from the orange blossom, neroli and lime-flower tea elements. When it’s melting the earthiness comes through from the grass and floral elements. It reminds me of sitting outside in the Spring, sipping on a really comforting cup of citrusy, herbal tea.
This is one of the fanciest candles I’ve ever had and one of the strongest, the uplifting aroma filled our entire living area with its scent and I could even smell it when it wasn’t burning. For me, that’s a sign of a very special, and extremely well-made candle. Read More
Literati & Light was born of two great loves: fragrance and literature. They were inspired by great works of literature and their candles use fragrance notes that are carefully chosen from the literary text that inspires them so that they really do tell a ‘scented story’.
Literati & Light were inspired by the ‘Proustian Phenomenon’ which is the idea that scent triggers memories, so certain smells remind us all of the moments in our own stories. Incidentally, their Lost Time candle is an homage to Marcel Proust, who’s ability to write the memory triggering sensation of scent is what lends the terms its name.
Their debut collection of six candles are all inspired by modernist (early 20th century) works of art and aesthetics. All of their design is done in-house and the patterns on the boxes reflect an element from the story of the book e.g. Lost Time has an art deco inspired ‘madeleine’ print, and they carefully select fragrance notes before having them expertly blended by external perfumers to create bespoke, distinctive fragrances.
On Parade – Brandy, Leather, Cedar Wood, Sandalwood, Rose.
Jazz Age – Champagne, Verbena, Citrus, Iris, Musk, Jasmine.
Lost Time – Orange Blossom, Neroli, Lime-Flower Tea, Cut Grass, Chestnut Trees, Water Lilies.
Lighthouse – Sea Salt, Driftwood, Hyacinths, Water Lilies.
Seven Woods – Irish Turf, Moss, Vetiver, Lime Trees, Bluebells.
Garden Party – Cut Grass, Tea Rose, Jasmine, Cyclamen, Lilies.
All of Literati & Light’s candles are made from sustainable soy wax and high-grade beeswax to give superior hot and cold throws. They are poured by hand in England using artisan techniques and they use the maximum amount of fragrance in every drop of wax.
Literati & Light are available on Not on the High Street, and on their own website, which is the place to read more about their story and if you’d like to hear more about upcoming and new products you can join their mailing list.
Samuel Parris set up shop in 2016 with the idea to develop products which captured an outdoor lifestyle – think woodland, campfires and the coast. A collaboration of artists, adventure seekers and amateur surfers, they’ve spent a lot of time on the road and wanted a product which would serve as a throwback to their travels.
After a lot of late nights and meticulous product refinement, Samuel Parris created their first ‘Hickory & Pine Smoke’ and ‘Sea Salt & Birch’ soy wax candles. Since then they’ve gone onto expand their range to include ‘Oak & Bourbon’, ‘Tobacco & Pepper’ and ‘Vanilla & White Rum’. Each one made by hand and carefully crafted. Read More