Dorian Gray - Scented Book Candle

  • $38.00

Scent: The Narcissus

Size: 12.5 oz.


The Dorian Gray scented candle is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s only novel, which is considered by many to be his finest work.

The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890, in a magazine whose editor, worried it was indecent, cut about five hundred words from it without informing its author, Oscar Wilde.

Wilde insists in his Preface, “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That’s all.”

When critics attacked the work for its immorality, Wilde responded, “Leave my book, I beg you, to the immortality that it deserves”.

Remember the first sentence? "The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn." That's where the inspiration for our Dorian Gray candle scent came from.

The Narcissus scent profile:
- Top note: Lilac, Bergamot, Grass
- Heart: Rose, Chrysanthemum, Sage
- Base: Powder, Oakmoss, Violet

100% Premium Soy Wax and Natural Oils
Woven cotton Wick
Hand-poured in Santa Monica, CA

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
suning xu
Great design

Love the scent, very narcissistic hahaha!

wonderful gifts

this will be the perfect gift for my niece

Richard J Nemeth
A great, unusual scent

This candle first caught my attention since I not only have read his works, but visited Oscar Wilde's birthplace in Dublin and his grave at Pere-Lachaise in Paris. The scent, like Oscar himself, is unusual and fascinating. The mixture of lilac, bergamot, sage and oakmoss - along with a number of other ingredients - is amazing and really seems to capture the true essence of Wilde's eternal attraction. Good job, Noble Objects!

Jess Tholmer
Very well-made, smells nice, elegant!

This is such a great gift idea. I'm excited to see them expand with more books, but I love the selection right now! Ordered for a friend's birthday and it got to me in plenty of time.

Malia R.
Can’t wait to order more!

I love these candles! The packaging is lovely so I’m going to order a few to keep around and give as last minute gifts!