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Highgate Baroque Candle

£ 13.50 GBP

Morbid London

Every city has a dark side... and some are much darker than others. London has been described as "a spectral city, so filled with imitations of its past that it haunts its own inhabitants".

From the toturous Tower of London to the vampire-crazed digging up of Highgate Cemetery, there are endless tales of spirits and specters eminating from the Big Smoke. 

Whilst re-visiting my birthplace and thinking about the new collection I'd been working on, it seemed fitting that I paid homage to my hometown and the macabre history it holds. 💀 

Highgate Cemetery 

In the 1800's London's population was over 1 million and accompanied with a very high death rate (graves were crammed between shops and outside taverns). To combat this, the government decided to build seven new cemeteries across the city. The third of these was Highgate.

Setting the thousands of ghostly accounts of spectral faces, floating heads and exploding coffins aside for one moment there was also the tale of the 'Highgate Vampire'. 
In the 1970's a group of satanists performed an awakening ceremony at the cemetery which disturbed a medieval nobleman and brought him to 'life'. The Highgate Vampire is said to be a tall, dark figure that glides through the cemetery.  His presence is frequently announced by a sudden drop in temperature.  He has also caused clocks and watches to stop.  He terrifies all animals in his vicinity, and he’s been blamed for scores of dead foxes on the cemetery grounds.  The Highgate Vampire has a hypnotic stare and bone-chilling effect on all who have encountered him, especially those foolish enough to spend the night in the cemetery.

Today, 170,000 people are buried at Highgate Cemetery in 53,000 graves on 37 acres. Plots are still for sale, subject to government restrictions and some notable people who not rest there are Malcolm Mclaren, Bob Hoskins and George Michael.

The Highgate baroque candle is scented with velvety suede, almonds, tonka and notes of amber. Highgate is smooth and can be described as a warm, everlasting hug.

No two baroque candles are the same. As each candle is handmade there might be some small beautiful imperfections and this will vary from candle to candle. 

Made with 100% coconut wax each candle is of course vegan, incuding our braided cotton wicks. 
Hand poured by Wolf Wytch in Nottingham, UK.

All images are © Copyright 2022 by Wolf Wytch

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
K.P. (Tooting Bec, GB)
Beautiful candle and fragrance

The fragrance from these candles is amazing - even when it's not lit I get a lovely waft of it when I walk by! They burn well too, minimal wax wastage as it burns properly across the top rather than tunnelling. Will be re-ordering 💜

Teresa Wright (Melton Mowbray, GB)

I bought this candle as a gift for my daughter and it was received with the best remarks, she loved the smell and the look of the candle.
Highgate Cemetery is one of her favourite places to visit, I'm sure that other candles will be purchased from Wolf Wytch, all the products are such good quality and so so special, good luck with everything.


Again to nice to burn but amazing fragrance. Thank you


I absolutely love these candles. I will be buying more. I only wish that when they arrived they were not chipped.  Three of the four candles that I received were damaged. I still decorate with them and I love them and they are absolutely amazing when it comes to the fragrance and look.  I would suggest maybe bubble wrap.

Monika Hocks (Chipping Norton, GB)
Seriously impressive

I bought the large Highgate candle and was blown away by both the scent and long burn time. Not only did the candle burn cleanly (no mess at all!), it survived almost two weeks of constant use every night. I estimate it burned for 60 hours at least, and the scent was potent right to the end. In fact, I've kept the remaining wax and have been burning it in lieu of wax melts!

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