Ok, first things first – how pretty is this candle? So different from the usual glass bottle simplicity. This manages to be clean and simple, yet with lots of nice detail at the same time. The pattern/texture on the outside is part chevron but part reminds me of a knitted jumper. This is the new Ted Baker Home offering – well, one of the candles from the range. They have candles and reed diffuser, but owing to my candle obsession – this was the one calling my name.
There is of course a London scent which probably would be more fitting for my blog – which combines Wild Rose and English Leather for a fragrance aiming to capture something of the Victorian era Columbia Road Flower Market. Which did sound lovely, but floral scents don’t tend to get me hooked. Where the sea salt and ocean air combination of the description of the Sydney one definitely caught my eye (nose?). Plus the colours of white and min fit perfectly with the newly re-decorated office too.
It’s a fresh and unobtrusive scent. I’ve had it burning all afternoon and it doesn’t either get so generic you don’t notice or so overpowering that it feels heady. It’s just a lovely every day fragrance. Managing to be both clean and fresh but still homely and cosy too.
My favourite thing about this new Ted Baker Home range though has to be the design. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into these to make them unique and quite statement pieces and they would make lovely gifts. There are six scent variants – London, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Sydney and Athens. Each with it’s own fragrance inspired by the city. The Vanilla and Cedarwood one for New York sounds like a lovely wintery variation on the collection if you’re looking for something more seasonal than ocean air!
Ted Baker Home * available from John Lewis (Candles £28)