Corpse Queen Soy Candle (sawdust, peppermint, lemon peel)


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Fragrance notes: sawdust, peppermint, lemon peel

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

Created in collaboration with author Heather M. Herrman.

Our fragrance Corpse Queen is inspired by the vivid smells described in Heather M. Herrman's novel by the same name. The novel follows Molly Green down a rabbit hole into a dark and twisted life she never imagined having. Presented with few options as an 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.

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. 

Purchase the Corpse Queen novel on Amazon

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4 ounce soy candle in a classic round jar: 25-30 hour burn time
9 ounce soy candle in an unique oval hexagonal jar: 55-60 hour burn time

► Gift box included with 4oz and 9oz
► Perfectly scented with essential oil and perfume oil blends
► Hand blended with care in small batches with these simple ingredients: natural soy wax, cotton wick, premium fragrances, magic
►100% vegan and contains no dyes, parabens, phthalates, or other toxins
► $1 from every website order is donated to support wolf conservation. Learn more here.

Candle care tips are included with every order. You can also learn how to extend the life of your new candle here

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Heather Herrman
Incredible Scent!

I am obsessed with this candle! I'm the author of The Corpse Queen and so probably a little biased. That said, I am honestly super picky about my candles, and this one smells so beautiful. Honestly, it makes me feel like I'm in a high-end boutique (albeit maybe one with a skull or two) each time I light it. The scent is just incredibly balanced and intriguing. Truly the perfect scent.

Corpse Queen taps you on the shoulder!

I love this candle for my kitchen since it reminds me of homey herbs, just enough to turn your head…

New favorite

The scent description of this candle might be intimidating, but all of them are delicately blended into one delightful smell while burning. None of them overpower any of the others, you can smell each of them. It's definitely my new favorite candle scent.

susan t
love the scent -sweet with a little earth

love these candles - sweet and light with grounding earth. delightful!

So unusual!

My husband absolutely loves this one—it’s fresh but also has a quality I can’t quite explain. Love it!