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Find the right scent for your reading nook, with luxury candles to soothe and inspire
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Liberty Scented Candles: Candles to Read Books By Liberty Scented Candles: Candles to Read Books By

Candles to Read Books By

Find the right scent for your reading nook, with luxury candles to soothe and inspire
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By: Jess Johnson

Candles to Read Books By
Liberty Scented Candles

Candles to Read Books By

Find the right scent for your reading nook, with luxury candles to soothe and inspire

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By: Jess Johnson

Conjuring distant memories, or transporting us hundreds of miles away with a single sniff – perhaps more than any other sense, scent has the power to ignite the imagination. This is thought to be because the olfactory system is linked to parts of the brain that deals with emotions and learning, and therefore smells can become closely intermingled with experiences, memories and feelings. This also explains why a scented candle makes the perfect companion to a good book – adding an extra sensory dimension to the story, through the magic of imagining. Curl up and read on, to discover the best home fragrance for your reading style.

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At the Breakfast Table

Who says candles are only for after-dark? Bring lightness and warmth to your morning with a fresh, floral fragrance, the candle equivalent of a bunch of posies on the breakfast table. With its notes of wild rose, jasmine and earthy cedarwood, Wild Flowers brings a sunnily optimistic mood to set you up for the day – the ideal companion for reflecting, conscious journaling, or plotting out your next grand plan.

Recommended reading:
Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet by Thich Nhat Hanh
A powerful meditation on the possibilities of change, by one of the world’s revered spiritual leaders

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In the Bath

When it comes to soothing home rituals: bath, book and candle are the holy trinity. Whether you opt to practice mindfulness or seek adventure in print, give your bathtime reading an extra atmospheric boost with the addition of a carefully-chosen candle. With comforting notes of iris, birch wood and amber musk, Ianthe is conceptualised to smell like the colour purple – an evocative and centring scent for bathside.

Recommended reading:
The Art of Stillness in a Noisy World by Magnus Fridh
A guide for finding calm even in the stormiest seas, to bring mindfulness into your daily practice

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By the Fire

The cosiest spot of all, a place by the fire is bookworm heaven. To perfect your reading experience, opt for a warm and welcoming fragrance like Hera. Inspired by the elegance of the Aesthetic movement, it combines velvety rose, woodland moss and golden amber – a dreamy atmosphere for reading poetry or classic novels by.

Recommended reading:
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Combining razor-sharp wit with intuitive subtlety – a devourable work of quintessential Austen brilliance

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Bedside

Escape the day’s cares and wind down into a state for dreaming, with a candle that evokes escapism. Inspired by the worldly travels of Liberty’s founder Arthur, Faraway Palm is a complex fragrance of sweetly spiced cassis and damask rose grounded by rich oud wood – the perfect complement to fantastical adventures on the page.

Recommended reading:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A fiercely-beloved children’s classic, filled with heartfelt wisdom that’s just as applicable for adults

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