Ok, so it may be July… and a sunny evening so totally not the typical time to be burning a candle or talking about it. But still, here I am – sat at my desk with the sun going down, nice breeze coming through the open window and a candle burning… what can I say?! I have a candle problem?! Plus, this latest limited edition one from Jo Malone – the Jo Malone Silk Blossom Candle – is a beauty, and thanks to it’s floral side it’s quite a light and Summer-suitable one. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself.
Obviously the first thing to mention is the packaging – it’s about as girly pink as you can get. I love the colour fade of pink to white, and it really does stand out from the typical cream/black of the Jo Malone London brand. Not that I don’t like the classic – I do, but this is a refreshing change for Summer. The scent, is one that will likely divide opinions into the floral lovers and the floral haters. Those that love a heady floral will be big fans – but if you don’t then this might not be one for you. Personally I do really like it – I think it’s the apricot and powdery notes in there that help tone down the floral element enough to keep me and my nose very happy indeed.
Also worth a BIG mention is that this isn’t just a pretty candle that smells nice. It’s also the brands charity candle offering of the year – with the money raised being organised/split as follows:
For each Silk Blossom Home Candle sold in the UK, Jo Malone Limited will make a donation equal to the full retail price of £42 (less VAT) to several registered charities. 49% of the donation will go to our newest charity partner, St Mungo’s Broadway, Bristol (Charity Registration Number: 1149085). The balance will be used for on-going garden maintenance, as follows: 19% to The Kirkdale Country Garden / Rotunda Limited, Liverpool (Charity Registration Number: 518951), 13% to the Redhall Walled Garden / SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), Edinburgh (Charity Registration Number: SC008897), and 19% to the Thrive (Society for Horticultural Therapy) Old English Garden, Battersea Park, London (Charity Registration Number: 277570).
There is of course a Cologne Version of the fragrance too if you prefer this to the home scent option. Either way, you can sniff away in happiness knowing your purchase has done a good deed.