Light this candle for:
Snow in your hair, cold rosy cheeks, a winter kingdom laid at your feet.
Vasilisa is one of the most beloved heroines of Russian folklore. Whether she is besting Morozko, The Winter King, at his own game or denying Baba Yaga a meal of maiden flesh; her wild and unrepentant heart has us dreaming of destiny. This candle embodies the spirit of choosing yourself and your own path first with notes of pine, voda, and snow apples.
“I would walk into the jaws of hell itself, if it were a path of my own choosing. I would rather die tomorrow in the forest than live a hundred years of the life appointed me.” ― The Bear and The Nightingale, Katherine Arden
Top - forest, clear water, apple
Middle - pear, cyprus, vodka
Bottom - vanilla, tonka bean, smoke
Candle Specs: 3.5 x 3, over 1 lb in weight.
Label art by Ivan Bilibin, circa 1900.
Original illustration for “Vasilisa the Beautiful”.