Peace of Mind

“I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory. Little girl, a memory without blot of contamination must be an exquisite treasure-an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment: is it not?” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Thug Notes: Emma, Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights

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If you’re not hip to Thug Notes, you really need to be. A series produced by Wisecrack. each video gives the summary and analysis of books ranging from 50 Shades of Grey to Fahrenheit 451. Thug Notes covers over 100 books (!) with more coming every month.

Last year I covered Thug Notes’ Pride and Prejudice video and I was thrilled to discover “Dr. Sparky Sweets” has also covered EmmaJane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights. If you have a few minutes and you’re not opposed to some not safe for work language, you really need to check these out.



Smells of The Brontes

Image of Latherati Soap's The Moors perfume

This can’t be a Jane Austen and Bronte blog with naming only Jane Austen perfumes, lotions, and soaps without finding them for the Bronte’s.

While finding the smells of Austen was pretty easy, the Bronte’s were a bit more difficult. You can find more scents by going here and here.

A Breath of Fresh Eyre by BiblioBibuliCrafts ($12)
A solid perfume “…was inspired by the fresh airs on the moors, cheerful banters by a cracking fireside, and early morning walks in the Thornfield garden.”

Jane Eyre by Wrapped and Read ($30+)
A solid perfume locket using “…the scents of summer roses, wild autumn woods, and hearth fires to bring you a floral scent with smokey, dark undertones.” (The seller would like to note the price is for the perfume and locket only. You can purchase a chain for $10 more.)

Jane Eyre Oil Fragrance by Raven’s Ct Apothecary ($43.57)
Vegan perfume that has a “…romantic union of the bashful rose, elegant bergamot and the subtle clary sage.”

The Moors by Latherati Soap ($9)
Inspired by Wuthering Heights, the fragrance is “warm cedarwood, patchouli and black pepper with hints of ripe raspberry and a lush green forest.”

Latherati Soap has additional Bronte inspired products here.

Wuthering Heights by Little Book Eater ($12)
“This fragrance is inspired by Emily Bronte’s only novel, Wuthering Heights. Made with the scents of black chamomile, wild lily, herbal lavender, fresh fern, and earthy juniper.”

Wuthering Heights bar soap by The Soap Librarian ($6)
“The lavender green tea fragrance is a soothing blend of earthy green tea and floral lavender that creates a deep, mysterious scent.”

Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë web series

Now that we’re in the middle of winter and we are all getting cabin fever, it’s time to turn to YouTube for some entertainment!

Web series have been popular for awhile covering everything from make-up tutorials to unboxing, so it seems ripe that there would be retellings of Austen and Brontë’s works and behold, there is! Below you’ll find modern adaptations of four of Austen’s works, one Jane Eyre, and a quick summary and analysis of Pride and Prejudice just in case you have forgotten.

Word to the wise each of the series runs between 75 – 100+ episodes but each of the episodes are 2 – 4 minutes long. This should keep you plenty entertained during those slow days at work.

(I will recommend you start with The Lizzy Bennet Diaries since those are the most well known as well as popular.)

The Lizzy Bennet Diaries (Pride & Prejudice)

Autobiography of Jane Eyre

Emma Approved (Emma)

Northbound (Northanger Abbey)

Elinor and Marianne take Barton (Sense & Sensibility)

Pride & Prejudice – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

Don’t let the name fool you. “Dr. Sparky Sweets” gives a great summary and really thought out analysis of the book, so if you’re not adverse to some strong language, definitely check this out.