Dark, mysterious, and earthy notes make up this candle inspired by one of fantasy’s favorite villains, The Darkling, from the Grishaverse world by Leigh Bardugo! Enjoy soft and yet potent notes of dark forest, frosted branches, and sharp ozone inspired by The Darkling’s mysterious nature.
Fragrances: woods, frosted branches, storms
Candle color: light grey
Fragrance profile: earthy & musky
Scent strength*: medium to potent
Top notes: sharp ozone, woodsy musk
Middle notes: pine, balsam, dark woods
Bottom notes: frost, snow, winter air, patchouli
*Scent strength is to give you an idea of stronger versus softer fragrances. All candles are made with the maximum amount of fragrance that this soy wax will hold.
NOTES | This candle is made with all-natural soy wax. Soy wax is eco-friendly and burns cleaner than other waxes. It is also easy to clean in cases of accidental spills or if you should wish to keep the jar! Each candle comes with a resealable lid.
Please note that some frosting may occur. This is perfectly normal for soy candles and does not affect the scent or burn time. Frosting is merely an indicator of natural soy wax.
Each candle is also made in small batches so there may be very minor variations in color or scent.
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Katie (verified owner) –
This candle is amazing! I don’t know how to describe it, a little pine-y maybe, but I’d get one before they’re gone!
Graceley Knox –
If I could give this candle ten stars I would. I seriously love the Darkling scent. It’s musky, it’s woodsy, and it’s got a hint of mystery to it. It also really permeates a room but not in an unpleasant way. I burn this one at least 3-4 times a week!
I don’t know the book which this candle and scent is inspired from but I love it. Perfect for a rainy day which it is as I’m writing this. A delicious spicy forest scent!
cmelone (verified owner) –
Brittany does a perfect job bringing to life Bardugo’s description of the darkling! You’ll love it!!
turniip (verified owner) –
This candle is amazing! I took a while to burn it cause it was so pretty but I’m so happy I did! The scents are just so good!
Erin Hehir (verified owner) –
I love the Darkling. I think this candle did a great job depicting his scent. I love the gray color of the wax and I like that the label has the scents listed. I would repurchase this one!
Lindsey Wenum (verified owner) –
I bought this for my Darkling-obsessed sister for her birthday. She loves it so much she hardly burns it, she just sets it between her and the fan and lets the scents wash over her while she sleeps. It has a cold outdoorsy smell that’s just a little bit masculine. It’s got a deep scent profile, expertly plotted and executed. (sidenote that the packaging was also super thoughtful and cute). Brittany truly has a talent for candle making and it shows in every step of the process.
Bookshelfquest (verified owner) –
I love this candle! The light gray color is beautiful and the scent is spot on. It’s got a lovely, woodsy pine smell with a hint of stormy rain. It’s just a little musky, not overpowering, and I love it!