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LIMITED EDITION • Enlightening Wormwood teases sexy Galbanum, Rock Rose, and scorched Birch Tar for a smoky, woody, and otherworldly fragrance. Special ceramic vessel with metallic gold interior, hand poured with sleek black wax. 8oz. 

Top: Juniper, Pine, Wormwood, Frankincense
Heart: Champaca Flower, Hinoki Wood
Base: Birch Tar, Cade, Cedar, Labdanum, Palo Santo Fruit

We're celebrating the Fall Equinox with this limited edition release of Poltergeist as a candle! This special 8oz ceramic vessel is lined with a metallic gold interior, and hand poured with black soy wax for an ultra sexy vibe.

The Scent: Take a late-night motorcycle ride through a lush, dense pine forest with Poltergeist — a fragrance inspired by the physical energy of spirits themselves. Part smoke, part green, and all wild magic, this scent is a blend of intensely sexy galbanum, rock rose and patchouli paired with scorched birch tar and Artemisia Absinthium (also known as wormwood, a key ingredient in absinthe). Don’t worry if you start chasing the green fairy, it’s a known side effect of this intoxicating mix. 

Listen to Heretic Founder/Perfumer Douglas Little tell the story behind Poltergeist:


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No phthalates • No parabens • No synthetic dyes • No formaldehyde • Vegan-friendly • Cruelty-free

Poltergeist is a clean, non-toxic scented candle blended in a pure soy wax base with a lead-free, unbleached 100% cotton wick and made with our proprietary blend of safe synthetics and naturally-derived ingredients. Hand-poured in the USA. 

INSTRUCTIONS: Heretic candles are hand poured with soy wax and unleaded wicks. To prevent damage, make sure to trim the wick to ⅛ of an inch every time the candle is lit. Do not let it burn for more than 4 hours at a time and please place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface. For the best candle performance, allow the wax pool to completely liquify, extinguish, and let cool.

PRECAUTIONS: Never leave a burning candle unattended or burning for more than 4 hours. Keep away from drafts, children, pets, and all flammable materials.

RETURNS: We only accept returns for defective or damaged products. If you’d like to sample the fragrance first, we recommend you start with one of our Discovery Sets or take our Fragrance Finder Quiz for a personally recommended scent.

SHIPPING: At this time, we can only ship within the contiguous United States. If you need to find an international retailer, please email us at

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Our fragrances harness the aromatherapeutic power of the plant materials they’re composed of. With Poltergeist, you may discover a more grounded and a meditative state from the Ayurvedic healing properties present in our natural ingredients.


Protects the heart and stimulates a higher consciousness.


Cleanses the mind and soul to keep you grounded.


Quiets the mind to promote a calm, meditative state.