Old Soul Artisan Dark Lit Collection - Evil Queen


“'Mirror, Mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of us all?'
it answered--
'Queen, thou art fairest here, I hold,
But Snow White is fairest a thousandfold.'”

Scent: Black Currant, Guava, Fig

Everybody likes a story about an evil queen, and there are none as popular as from the German fairytale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. She is beautiful, powerful, and commanding. She is vain, jealous, and desperately afraid of losing her position. With her magic mirror and dark witchcraft, she is wicked. Oh, so wicked. True to the stereotypical 'evil stepmother' archetype, not even her own stepdaughter is safe from her vanity. The huntsman contracted to kill Snow White took pity on her. The castle chef presented a savoury platter of deer organs to the queen as a fraudulent confirmation of death of the girl. What a shock when the mirror revealed that Snow White yet lived and remained the fairest in the land. It is here that the Evil Queen resorts to murder by her own hands- because when you absolutely must kill your stepdaughter the surest way to get it done is to do it yourself. Or so she thought. All three attempts ultimately failed. First by suffocation with a too-tight lace corset and two more times with black magic using a poisoned comb and apple. Years of disappointment ultimately result in the death of the Evil Queen by the very person she had tried so ineffectively to kill. The tragic tale of this disgruntled queen ends at Snow White’s wedding where she is presented with a pair of red-hot iron slippers and forced to dance until she fell down dead. RIP Evil Queen.

This fragrance inspired by the Evil Queen is as audacious and alluring as the queen herself. This complex fragrance that is fresh and fruity, yet also shrouded in mystery with a hint of syrupy tartness. A black coloured fruit is required for a black-hearted queen. The base of this full-bodied fragrance is a blend of black currant and figs which fuse together into a tart and heady jam-like aroma. Guava adds a musky and sweet addition that cuts right through the tart base to create an aromatic experience that is truly unique. Step into the world of Snow White with this fragrance suited for a fearsome queen.

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.