How did you first become interested in the British Isles and Celtic history?
The museum is fantastic with blown-up images of pages from the Book of Kells so you can really get a great look at them. The book itself is in a tiny room at the back and there's usually a crowd of people hunched around the special glass casing.
They are very strict about no photos or videos in there, I'm assuming it's because the flashes can cause damage to the ink. I've heard caretakers regularly turn the page so a new page is displayed each day.
The famous book hall was also truly magnificent as well with plenty of other ancient books to peruse through their glass cases. And the gift shop on the way out has plenty of memorabilia - I picked up a nice scarf there to remind me of my visit - it's still one of my favorites!
I created the set design to feel like you have just stepped into a monastery with a monk's writing desk and various things he might have beside him to aid him: perhaps a fur blanket, a mortar & pestle, dried herbs, a quill pen, fine paint brushes, and candle light.
When you combine the scene with the actual scent from this candle -- you will really feel like you've been transported to ancient Ireland!
What was your inspiration for the scent?
The Book of Kells candle will be released to the public on the 10th of August, but if you want to receive a secret link a day before everyone else - make sure you click here to sign up to be an earlybird!