Mr. Tilney’s Proposal

(10 customer reviews)


On a path littered with white rose petals, Henry Tilney professed his love and devotion to Catherine Morland, the beloved heroine of Northanger Abbey. The love story of Catherine and Henry inspired this white rose scented artisan soap bar.

“His first purpose was to explain himself, and before they reached Mr. Allen’s grounds he had done it so well that Catherine did not think it could ever be repeated too often. She was assured of his affection.” ~Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen

Why white rose, when Jane Austen herself forgot to write that little detail? Besides our adoration of white roses and feeling inspired to use that fragrance, we drew a little inspiration from two film adaptations. In the 2007 film adaptation, Mr. Tilney proposes alongside a row of bushes, which we like to think of as white rose bushes. And of course there is a white rose bush mentioned during the proposal of the 1986 adaptation as well! (“Since you left us the white rose bush has died of grief.”)

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Handmade in small batches with gentle, moisturizing ingredients. It is made from a saponified blend of lard, olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, and castor oil, with fragrance oil, jasmine flowers, colorant, and rosemary oleoresin. Net weight 4 oz (113 g).

All our soaps are elegantly wrapped in handmade lokta paper and boxed with care in historical Jane Austen style with a stamped wax seal, tissue paper, and muslin. (Learn more here.) They are perfect for gift giving and may also be shipped directly to the recipient with an optional hand-written gift message. Each soap is individually labeled and bundled with its origin story, similar to what you see here. See product photos for packaging examples.

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10 reviews for Mr. Tilney’s Proposal

  1. Jeslyn Rumbold

    So pretty – looks like a slice of wedding cake, and the dried flowers are secured really well, no crumbling off the top of the soap. Another winner!

  2. Jeslyn Rumbold

    Second order of this one…I was happy to give this as a gift, but only after I made sure I got a bar for myself, ha! Beautiful.

  3. Kristy Burns

    It’s adorable and smells so good!!!

  4. ninaruthbruno (verified owner)

    Swoon! Another one I wanted to keep for myself, but it was specifically purchased as a gift. I love his humor and the scent and style of the soap just perfectly showcase the quote and scene!

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  5. Melanie

    One of my first Northanger soaps. I couldn’t believe how long it lasted. A lovely, light scent that left my hands much softer than the liquid soap I had been using.

  6. Becky Liendo (verified owner)

    It smells heavenly and is not overpowering at all. It leaves my skin super soft and again the scent is subtle and feminine.

  7. Kerri (verified owner)

    This smells amazing. The rose smell is just right and not overwhelming.

  8. Kim (verified owner)

    Love this soap – beautiful and smells divine!

  9. SueAnn Beer (verified owner)

    Another Northanger soap hits it out of the ball park! Light , fresh scent..

  10. Liz (verified owner)

    So pretty and feminine smelling, and I love that it’s a light hint of Rose. I really like using this soap for my daily face wash, knowing the ingredients. It does a great job keeping my skin clean, just throw on some moisturizer, and voila!

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