Our Story

Literati & Light are purveyors of scented stories. Each of our eco-friendly home fragrance products is inspired by a great work of literature and poured by hand in the U.K.

Founded by husband and wife team Philip and Justine in 2016, Literati & Light originates out of a simple desire to capture and share the fragrances of the greatest stories ever told.

Our company was born when Justine was researching her PhD in modernist literature and noticed how often detailed descriptions of fragrance and aromas appeared in literary works. Soon an obsession took hold and she began riffling through her favourite books to discover what the stories might smell like if she could lift their covers and step inside.

Today, we capture those fragrances in the home fragrance products that make up our scented library. We craft our products from the highest-quality, ethically sourced ingredients and, wherever we can, we work with British suppliers. We research, design, and manufacture all our products by hand in beautiful Berkshire and are constantly on the hunt for the next literary work to bring to fragrant life.

Each Literati & Light product is plastic free, paraffin free, and contains the maximum of fragrance for long-lasting effects.

Our scented library contains two collections: The Modernist Collection – inspired by Justine’s love of early twentieth-century literature – and our Classics Collection, which pays homage to literary masterpieces that have stood the test of time.

Our current collections take you on a journey from the silk roads of ancient Persia to the flapper-filled parties of the roaring twenties, but there are many scented stories that we still wish to tell so watch this space to learn of new additions to our fragrant library.

The Literati & Light story continues…