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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Candle Review

Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne Intense Candle
Candles = my obsession. There is nothing I love more than coming home from work and lighting a few around the house. Not only does it make everything smell amazing, it instantly relaxes my mood and creates a warm, cosy atmosphere.

Of late, I’ve been feeling really quite down. I can’t pin it to one thing, but life’s just been a bit odd recently and thrown a few challenges my way which I’m finding quite difficult to manage. And I know it sounds a bit silly, but Jo Malone and this candle have actually been my saving grace. Every Thursday I have a ‘me evening’ where I have a little pamper to relax and this candle has been at the center of it all. The fragrance is just another level – it’s cologne intense, including scents of amber, black orchid, ginger, water lily and black cardamom.

Seriously guys if a candle can be sexy, that’s exactly what this is - it’s woody, musky, luxurious, deep and is quite frankly the best thing I’ve ever smelt. It’s a lot of money to spend on something that essentially isn’t a necessity but I’ll 100% be repurchasing it. My lovely aunty bought it for Daniel and I as a housewarming gift (but to be fair, it’s obviously mine ;)), so can we all just take a moment to appreciate how flippin’ beautiful the packaging is?
The box is perfect to keep a hold of for storing bits and bobs in at a later date and the tin lid with the beautiful bow puts the cherry on the top of an already awesome cake. Not only do you get complimentary gorgeous Jo Malone matches they also spray the tissue paper in perfume, which if like me you are totally overcome with joy at lovely gimmicks like this you will totally understand the joy it brings me.

The candle itself is black, which just makes me love it even more. Say goodbye to the soot stained ivory candles that just end up looking messy no matter how nice they smell – and the flame burns so perfectly – gah, I’m gushing!! Can you tell how much I love it?

Even just writing this all down makes me feel happy! So yes, candles bring me joy and lots of it. So much so, that I’m seriously considering buying the matching perfume because to be frank, it smells like god in a bottle. At £100 I’m going to have to save for a while, but it’s bloody worth it.

That reminds me...it's Thursday today, which means me and this beauty have a date. BRB.


Hayley M said...

Ahhh Jo Malone!... I need to get my hands on the Sweet Almond & Macaroon one! (Basically heaven in candle form I’d say!)

Hayley xo | Sailor Stories

Gemma Talbot said...

I love everything from Jo Malone and their candles are no exception. I really need to purchase this. The packaging is gorgeous! It would make such a lovely gift x


Sara Chergui said...

Wow this candle is so fancy ! I love the glass and the pictures !

Kathryn Leaver said...

This sounds like the perfect candle. I love musky, deep scents so this sounds amazing! I've never tried a Jo Malone candle but I bet they're worth the money, and I adore the packaging.

Kathryn x

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

The Cologne Intense is amazing - they're so sophisticated and luxurious :o) Xx

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Brittany Messner said...

Absolutely stunning photos lady! You've really captured the ritual of lighting a candle. I don't mean to sound bonkers, but it's true! Before even reading this post just the photos made me feel almost as relaxed as if I were lighting my own candle at home haha ;)

This one sounds lovely!

xx -b.

Emily / www.thebeautymist.com said...

This looks and sounds amazingg!:) x


Eleanor said...

ooh i love that it's black!! so pretty! :)

Sasa Zoe said...

Awesome! <3


Jenna Fifi said...

That looks divine!

Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

Coty and Mariah@quirksandtwists said...

Love the sleek black look of this!

Gymbags Gladrags said...

Jo Malone candles look so luxurious- I really want to try one!

C x | Gymbags & Gladrags

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