Candles to Read Books By
Scent your reading nook with a fragrant candle bound to soothe and inspire, starting with Liberty's award-winning Hera scented candle.Read more
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.
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, the Best Interior Fragrance of the Year, according to the prestigious Fragrance Foundation Awards. 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.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Combining razor-sharp wit with intuitive subtlety – a devourable work of quintessential Austen brilliance
BY THE FIRE
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.
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
AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE
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.
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
IN THE BATH
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.
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