A magically haunting 41cm candle that’s a stunning work of art by day and an ethereal beauty at night. When lit, this surreal sculpture will cry tears of dripping wax—making it a darkly elegant weeping bust that is, literally, illuminating.
Heretic Founder/Perfumer Douglas Little created this work of art in collaboration with the wildly talented sculptor George Sellers. Unified in their love of the surreal and dream-like, the duo wanted to create an otherworldly sculpture intended to infuse a touch of magic into a strait-laced world.
Inspired by George’s classical training in Italy, Heretic challenged him to play with the idea of creating what seems like neoclassical bust, but that upon further inspection, harbors a fantastical surrealist secret—her waxy flood of tears. When lit, this beautifully haunting candle will cry tears of dripping wax, making it an ethereal and darkly elegant beauty that is, literally, illuminating. A stunning work of art by day and a haunting weeping beauty when lit at night, she keeps us guessing and fantasizing about her story and her secrets. Who is she? A mythical creature from the Greek or Roman canon? Or a rebellious Heretic defying established orthodoxy? If you look carefully enough, will she tell you?
This candle is unscented. It is 7.5kgs and measures 47cm H x 24 cm W. It comes in a box that 49.5 cm H, 29.85cm W and 25.4cm D. Please note: due to their weight and fragility, the Weeping Bust candles can only be picked up from our store, not posted. Please contact us if you need any more information.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Heretic – one who does not conform to the ideals or opinions of the masses; one who follows their own path.
Created in 2016 in New York by Douglas Little, Heretic is a natural, artisan, small batch fragrance collection. Based on the mysterious, sensual and feral aspects of nature, Heretic began with a conscious choice to do things a little differently. Provocative, challenging, unapologetic, visionary and beautiful – Douglas Little has created a rare, unusual and comprehensive collection. As Heretic boldly disrupts the status quo of the fragrance industry with their radical transparency, their fragrances delve into the esoteric world and the realms of homeopathy, ayerveda, and herbology.
Douglas made the choice to work with entirely natural materials – essential oils, concretes and absolutes (blended in non GMO, organic grape and sugarcane alcohol) using traditional perfumery techniques. Believing that nature gives us sexy and erotic scents, the Heretic perfume collection creates unique depth and complexity.
“Natural fragrances are much like wine in that you can detect nuances of the plant, the soil, and its surroundings. They have characters that cannot be achieved with synthetic copies. These fragrances are alive, they create an olfactory fingerprint” – Douglas Little.