The Antique Bookshop - Dusty Tomes & Aged Pages
Pure soy wax candles bringing the atmosphere of Gothic tales to life.
'There was something about the smell of bookshops that was strangely comforting to her. She wondered if it was the scent of ink and paper, or the perfume of the binding, string, and glue. Maybe it was the scent of knowledge. Information. Thoughts and ideas. Poetry and love. All of it bound into one calm place.'
-Alyson Richman, 'The Garden of Letters', 2014.
There is nothing better than walking into an old bookshop and breathing in the distinctive smell of aged books.
'The Antique Bookshop' is a rich and intoxicating aromatic accord full of dry dusty notes of old parchment and aged spice. Slightly floral heart notes of Baies rose, incense, rock rose and dry black pepper support a rich woody and complex base of cedarwood, sandalwood, amber, leather, musk, vetivert, patchouli, moss and vanilla.
Made with the highest quality fragrance oils, it is paraben free and vegan friendly.
Packaging and products that are kind to the environment.
All of the mailing boxes we use can be re-used or recycled.
Tissue paper and stickers can either be recycled or even composted. The tissue paper is logo free so feel free to re-use it for another gift.
Glassine bags can be re-used.
Embroidery & Art
The items we make are intended to last a long time, so that you can enjoy them for many years.
All pictures are mounted on cotton rag paper, and our instruction booklets are made from combinations of recycled materials, FSC certified paper, or by-products of other processes.
Gift Wrap & Fabric
Gift wrap paper is printed on recycled paper using vegetable oils. Ribbon is washable and re-usable.
The fabric bags are either made from leftover fabric from other projects or printed to order using water-based inks.