‘She bath’d with roses red, and violets blew, And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forrest grew.’
Love poems throughout the ages owe much to this verse from Sir Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene
written in 1590. Let it inspire you too, to fill your home with the essence of romance by making these beautiful soy wax candles that will add a little passion to your mantelpiece or make wonderfully fragrant gifts for friends.
Extracted from Flowerbomb! by Hannah Read-Baldrey, published by
Pavilion. Photograph by Tiffany Mumford.