Old Soul Dark Lit Collection - Corpse Queen


The dead do not always keep their secrets.
Sometimes the living must do it for them."
- From the Corpse Queen by Heather M. Herrman.

ScentSawdust, Peppermint, Lemon Peel

The Corpse Queen follows Molly Green down a rabbit hole into a dark and twisted life she never imagined having. Presented with few options as a young, unmarried, and orphaned woman in 1850s Philadelphia, she made the most logical decision and turned to grave robbery. Molly learned how to steal corpses and sell them to medical students for dissection. Corpse Queen is both horrifying and intriguing, as you would imagine digging up dead bodies would be.

Corpse Queen is inspired by the vivid smells described in Heather M. Herrman's novel by the same name. While body snatching may be ghastly, this fragrance is actually rather delightful. The scent profile begins with a base of sawdust, the woody aroma of an old cedar coffin. Blended with the cedar is a nostalgic note of peppermint. A fresh peppermint aroma that evokes imagery of herbal candy sold in a fancy jar at an old apothecary shop. A twist of lemon peel beautifully tops off the fragrance and ties everything together. Corpse Queen is an exhilarating scent full of 19th century nostalgia that bursts with dark humor. 

All Old Soul Artisan candles are 9 ounces in a unique oval hexagonal jar with 55-60 hour burn time.  They are hand-blended with care in small batches with these simple ingredients: natural soy wax, cotton wick, premium fragrances, and are 100% vegan and contains no dyes, parabens, phthalates, or other toxins.  They also come in a reusable jar (wax remnants wash out with soap and water!) and a lovely decorative wax seal on the lid.

Size: Each candle has an approximate diameter of 8 cm (3.15 inches), and is 9 cm (3.54 inches) tall, including the lid.