Nothing sets the mood like a good candle and if it comes from Jo Malone then well – it’s pure perfection. I’d restrained myself of getting my mitts on one for the longest time, as I knew it would become an obsession. And I was so right! Now that I’d lost my Jo Malone candle virginity there’s no going back and I want to take the whole shop at home to keep me company haha. The candle that set my heart on Jo Malone and started it all though was this one in Lime Basil & Mandarin (here).
Initially I wanted the Sweet Almond and Macaroon one but as it was out of stock I went for this one and I definitely don’t regret it. If you are like me and you love citrusy scents this beauty will capture your heart with the first sniff. It has rich zesty aroma embellished with subtle woody scent, which makes the candle smell so fresh and young! The three keynotes of the candle are Mandarin, Basil and Amberwood and blended together they add to the whole ‘Caribbean breeze’, summer-y feel of the fragrance. Lime Basil & Mandarin is an evocative fragrance that I wouldn’t get as cologne (I prefer sweeter scents) but I absolutely adore it as a candle and I love how fresh and clean it feels when it infuses the room. Burning it next to me when I blog or read a nice book is incredibly relaxing and charging as well. Bliss!
Beautifully packaged, coming with complimentary Jo Malone matches, this gem makes such great present for someone special or might be the perfect way to treat yourself. The elegant, sophisticated packaging is the ideal decorative touch to every room and I love how beautifully it sits on top of my vanity with the cute little bow on the lid. I know that Jo Malone candles are rather expensive but they have 45-hour burn time and the scent fills the whole room in literally ten minutes and it lingers for ages, so I’d say it’s totally worth the splurge. An everyday luxury that lifts my spirits, the Lime Basil & Mandarin candle is the perfect companion when I want to rewind. It’s love.
P.S. If you’d like to win a Jo Malone candle, my best friend is currently having an International Jo Malone Candle Giveaway on her blog and you can enter here.
Have you tried the Lime Basil & Mandarin candle? Which is your favorite Jo Malone candle?
Lots of love,