Somebody Explain This To Me
This is a candle. Obviously you're not going to light it, right? So it's a decoration, a sculpture made of just over a pound of wax, which isn't even scented: it just sits there, collecting dust, unless you put it under a bell jar. That base looks a little teetery to me, and if the sculpture falls over, it's going to be damaged, because wax is fragile.
Aedes de Venustas is selling this for A HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
If that's not rich enough for your blood, you can get one of Napoleon Bonaparte, looking perhaps a bit more stable and made of just under three pounds of wax, for $175. They're both from a French candle-making company called Cire Trudon, which says they are "wax busts....to be collected rather than consumed," in which case why do they have wicks?
I really just don't get this at all. At least perfume them or something.