Book & Scent Kit | Vol 3: Sanctuary

$480.00 $520.00

Following our social movement in 2019 and Covid, home is no longer how we remember it but a memory that carries us on, inspiring our actions and imaginations. We're honoured to be collaborating with Hong Kong author Hon Lai-chu (韓麗珠) who wrote about her longing and remembrance of Hong Kong in "Homecoming" (回家). From writings about cats to the city's social upheaval and hidden salons in alleyways, she takes us on a journey to revisit the concept of home and the land we live on. Our "Sanctuary" candle lights up hope and gives warmth in in times of uncertainties, reminding you of home.

"Sanctuary" kit includes:
  • "Homecoming" by Hon Lai-chu
  • Sanctuary all-natural beeswax cement candle designed by Shabibi Sheep Workshop
  • Book pouch illustrated by Kaliz Lee

"Sanctuary" scent profile
Beeswax, bergamot, cedarwood, jasmine, lavender


Acclaimed Hong Kong author Hon Lai-chu has published several award-winning novels, including The Kite Family (among 2008’s Books of the Year, China Times, Taiwan; Top 10 Chinese Novels World-wide, 2008, 2009; and New Writer’s Novella first prize, Unitas Literary Association, Taiwan) and Grey Flower (Honorable Mention, 2010 Dream of Red Chamber Award) as well as the short story collections Half Eclipse, Darkness under the Sun and Homecoming. Hon was named Hong Kong Arts Development Council Artist of the Year in 2018, and has been recognised with the Hong Kong Book Prize (2012), the Hong Kong Biennial Award for Chinese Literature (Fiction, 2003 - 2004), and the 2021 Taipei International Book Exhibition Book Prize (Non-fiction).

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