Old Soul Artisan Folklore Collection - Krampus


Inspired by a most fascinating character of lore, this fragrance is dedicated to Krampus, the so-called Christmas Devil. The combination of holly berry, fresh cut apples, and Christmas lilies create a joyful and festive blend. Underneath all that aromatic merriment, the crisp note of pine reminds you that something wild lurks outside. This fragrance is the perfect way to celebrate one of Central Europe’s dark holiday traditions.

Scent: Pine, Apples, Winter Florals

Krampus imagery has made a resurgence and is one of the best-known traditions of folklore from the Central European Alps. Krampus is a fearsome half-goat, half-demon evil companion of good ole St. Nick. This wicked hairy devil figure punishes misbehaving children by beating them with birch branches, or worse, making them disappear. In North America, Santa Claus comes with presents on Christmas Eve, but in Europe the Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated on December 6th and this is traditionally when children were given gifts. In the German-speaking Alpine region the preceding evening of December 5th is when Krampus comes to town. On Krampusnacht (Krampus night) you might expect to see a procession of Krampuses in elaborate costumes strolling through the streets wearing bells and chains. Heed this warning: if you've been naughty, you may get whipped!

This Old Soul Artisan candle is 4 ounces in a round glass jar with 25-30 hour burn time. It is 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. It also come in a reusable jar (wax remnants wash out with soap and water!) with a lovely decorative wax seal on the lid.