Smell-o-vision. What happened to that? Surely by 2015 it was going to be widespread, right? Anyway I wish it was so I could share with you the wondrousness of the Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot Candle.
I’m no perfumer but this stuff is simply intoxicating. Jo describes it as “hypnotic and alluring”, it’s certainly an intense fragrance with woody notes (get me). This was actually a Christmas present but I could smell it before I even opened that box and frankly, for that kind of money, that’s exactly what I’d expect. It’s not overpowering, but reassuringly intoxicating like a good fragrance should be. As soon as I sniffed it I loved it, and immediately thought this would make an amazing fragrance! Which of course they do, but it costs a fortune (£100 here). Cult candles– Diptyque, Jo Malone, Neom et al are having a real moment. I know they’re crazy expensive, and like my boyfriend says, it’s like burning money, but everything about this candle is luxurious and indulgent! The packaging (which can be recycled as a makeup brush holder) looks classic and stylish on any coffee table, the scent fills the house for hours, even days after it’s been burnt, and with the lid off you can smell this one without even burning it and they do last ages! I burnt this for a few hours on last night, in an attempt to beat the Sunday night blues; it barely went down and smelt heavenly. If I could afford it, I’d fill the house with luxurious candles... but for now, this one’s doing a good job, all by itself.