Consumers of luxury are no stranger to Jo Malone. The Estée Lauder-owned company was founded in London years ago and has steadily climbed through the hearts and minds of all those who love fantastic personal and home fragrances, as well as bath and body products. Iconic scents like Lime Basil & Mandarin or Pomegranate Noir have become favorites amongst celebrities and other notable clientele – but never a trend. Jo Malone is timeless, introducing products and scents that last a lifetime and make an imprint on the hearts of all those who wear them.
I recently acquired one of the brand’s gorgeous new luxury-sized candles, scented in Wild Fig and Cassis – new to the brand in 2017. With a burn-time of 230 hours, I was overjoyed as burning candles is one way I wind down in the evenings. The box holding the candle is just as beautiful as the item itself, sleek black with a cream-colored ribbon. I unwrapped it slowly and uncovered the silver lid, or snuffer, which is printed with the Jo Malone logo.
I pulled the candle slowly from the box and placed it on my desk at home, lighting it immediately to get a feel for the fragrance. The gorgeous Wild Fig and Cassis has to be one of my favorites from the brand. In an instant I was transported to the Mediterranean – just off the coast in the Tuscan countryside on a warm day. Plump, ripe figs filled the air – enhanced by cassis, which is black currant. The undertones suggest cedarwood and pine – which wrap the fruit in an earthy embrace. It’s pure perfection.
What’s amazing about the Jo Malone luxury-sized candle, is that it lasts forever. Whether for your home, office or as a gift – you won’t find or receive something better. The indulgence here is in the feeling you get watching the flames flicker in the corner of your favorite room – and the well-designed scent wafting by. It’s pure heaven.