Crime and Punishment - Scented Book Candle
Fyodor Dostoevsky is a genius and we feel smarter every time we read his works.
One of the greatest philosophers of all times, he suffered throughout his life and was studying the subject of suffering closely. Dostoevsky said: “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
The first American edition of the author’s masterpiece, Crime and Punishment was published in New York in 1886.
The two years before writing it had been bad ones for the author. His wife and brother had died; the magazine he and his brother had started, Epoch, collapsed under its load of debt; and he was threatened with debtor's prison. He received an advance for an unwritten novel, and fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win enough at the roulette table to get himself out of debt. Instead, he lost all his money.
Since our teenage years, we have been discussing the poor student, who decides to kill the old lady. The inner monologues are so intricate and so human, yet the decisions that are made are immoral and deadly.
Available in Raskolnikov scent and the Original Library scent.
Scent: The Raskolnikov
- Top note: Geranium
- Heart: Amber
- Base: Earthy Light Musk, Tonka Bean, Ozone
Scent: The Original / Library
- Top note: teakwood
- Heart: cedar and leather
- Base: Earthy sandalwood, dark musk, and patchouli
- 100% Premium Soy Wax and Natural Oils
- 8 ounces / 227 gr
- Woven cotton Wick
- Hand-poured in Venice, CA