Pomegranate + Red Tulip / Inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale
"We are two-legged wombs, that’s all: sacred vessels, ambulatory chalices."
One of the key themes of Margaret Atwood's The Handmade Tale is fertility.
"There is no such thing as a sterile man anymore, not officially. There are only women who are fruitful and women who are barren, that's the law."
Pomegranate represents the Handmaids -- the fruitful. Pomegranate has long represented fertility in many cultures due to its many seeds. "Old wives' tales" have often alleged that eating pomegranate helps to boost fertility.
Red tulips represent the wives. Serena Joy's garden portrays life and fertility. Serena Joy can't "grow" her own children, so she tends to her garden -- specifically the red tulips.
Pomegranate + Red Tulips is a sophisticated blend of fruits, herbs, and light floral notes. Pomegranate, blood orange, and tart red currant mingle with the vibrant green scents of tulips, thyme, and sage.
Candle comes in a gift box with a matching front label and a side label that details when/why/where each book was banned and/or challenged.
12oz candle • 70+ burn hours