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Velvet Rose & Oud | The Soul of the Rose
Velvet Rose & Oud | The Soul of the Rose

Velvet Rose & Oud | The Soul of the Rose

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‘And the soul of the rose went into my blood’
Maud (1855) by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Soul of the Rose (1908) by John William Waterhouse is the inspiration for this 150g candle. A beautiful example from the romanticism era, this painting celebrates the elegance of femininity alongside nature.

A woman with auburn hair, pale skin and blushing cheeks smells a delicate rose that reminds her of her departed lover. She stands in an Italian inspired garden wearing blue and gold trim robes.  

The painting is significant within the pre-Raphaelite movement as it links together the senses of sight and smell as the subject helps the viewer to imagine the scent of the beautiful roses.  

The candle is scented with a rich floral accord of oud, rose, geranium and a hint raspberry that will help you visualise the soft romanticism of Waterhouse’s masterpiece.

Top Notes: Oud, rose, geranium, jasmine, clove and praline
Heart Notes: Raspberry
Base Notes: Cedarwood, sandalwood, vetiver, amber, musk, vanilla, patchouli