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The Scarlet Letter Literary Candle | 8oz.

Submitted by JoshC on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:26pm

A seductive, sweetly dark scent of wild red roses and black currant, inspired by the imagery and symbolism of the rosebush in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" which stood as a symbol for Hester Prynne's strength as a woman and mother.

"But on one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rosebush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner as he went in, and to the condemned criminal as he came forth to his doom, in token that the deep heart of Nature could pity and be kind to him." 

"After putting her [Pearl] finger in her mouth, with many ungracious refusals to answer good Mr. Wilson's questions, the child finally announced that she had not been made at all, but had been plucked by her mother off the bush of wild roses that grew by the prison-door." — Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Wild red rose & black currant

Price: $19.99