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Oswald's Tree Candle Co.

Leighton - Leather & Tobacco Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml)

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A rich warming accord with top notes of citrus and herbal on a heart of jasmine, tobacco, leather, and a hint of raspberry supported by a base of cedarwood, musk, amber, smoky vetiver, and moss.

This amazingly scented candle burns for approximately 35 hours and has a strong scent throw that will fully fragrance an average-sized room.

Inspiration

Leighton (Tre’llai) is a small village near Welshpool in Montgomeryshire. It is set around the Leighton Farm Estate which is the best example of a Victorian model farm in Wales.

When the Great Exhibition of 1851 was still on Prince Albert’s drawing board, a Great House and model farm, in fact a small village, Leighton Hall and Home Farm Estate, was being built just outside Welshpool on the Welsh/English border in the upper Severn Valley.

Leighton village, as it is now known, lays at the foot the Long Mountain and in the shadow of Offa’s Dyke and is today a quiet backwater but then Leighton Home Farm Estate was to some extent a precursor of the Great Exhibition in demonstrating the practical use on a grand scale of Victorian “industrial” farming methods.  It pioneered some of the most innovative ideas of the time including the use of “indoor” animal husbandry and fodder storage with the barns linked by a broad gauge railway; the possible first industrial scale recycling of manure for use as fertiliser and the employment of water powered turbines for agricultural purposes.

Leighton Hall, now a grade 1 listed building, was built between 1850 and 1856 after the original building on the site was bought in 1845 from the Corbett family of Shropshire by Christopher Leyland, a Liverpool banker. Two years later he gave it to his favourite nephew John Naylor as a wedding present along with a gift of a reputed £100,000.

John Naylor, who was one of the richest men in Victorian England, rebuilt the house and built the Home Farm estate over a period of ten or so years at an estimated cost of £275,000. The hall and estate buildings were designed by Liverpool architect W H Gee, whilst the Hall’s interior design thought to be in the style of the Palace of Westminster is attributed to A W N Pugin. The great hall was designed as a gallery for Naylor’s art and sculpture collection and contained works by Landseer, Delaroche, Turner and Ansdell.

In the same period, 1850, the gardens at Leighton Hall were laid out by Edward Kemp a pupil of Sir Joseph Paxton. These were completed around 1870 and are thought to have incorporated some elements of the earlier, possibly medieval, garden in its Victorian layout which, including as it did ornamental pools and sculptures linked by raised walkways and bridges was a fittingly elaborate and expensive expression of the owner’s wealth. The gardens were still in largely their original state until about 1930 but sadly now both gardens and grounds are but a shadow of the original design.

Allergens

ETHYL LINALOOL, GERANIOL, TETRAMETHYL ACETYLOCTAHYDRONAPHTHALENES

Safety

Never leave a burning candle unattended. Burn candles out of reach of children and pets. Always leave about 10cm between burning candles. Do not burn candles on or near anything that may catch fire. Only burn this candle on a level, heat-resistant surface. 

Never burn this candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Do not allow the flame to touch the glass. On the first burn, always burn for 3-4 hours to ensure an even melt pool. Ensure the wick is upright, above the wax, and central before the wax sets. Always trim the wick to 5mm before lighting to avoid smoking and damage to the glass. Glass may become hot during use. Extinguish when 5mm of wax remains and do not relight.