If you've been reading this blog for over a year, scratch that, maybe two years, you might probably know that I love scented candles. I posted a review on one mid last year, see here. I collect candles, I actually own a bunch of them , however it takes extra excitement for me to want to share a recent buy, lol.
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my post on the day that I bought this candle, I was super hyped, lol. I've always wanted a Jo Malone candle, always. They are like the Guccis and Pradas of scented candles in my opinion, so they don't come cheap. The plan was to buy at least one, before the end of the year, so I walked into the first store that I saw a few weeks ago.
The entire store was like an assault to my senses, the good type of assault. Everything looked and smelt so good! I felt like I had spent £1,000 or something, especially with the way that they wrapped up everything in front of me, asking me questions, spraying the entire box with perfumes, even the match box looks expensive, lmao. I like it when brands pay special attention to the type of experience that they give customers, its always not just the product.
After smelling several of the candle samples that they had on display, I settled for Peony and Blush Suede. I could immediately smell flowers but I wasn't quite familiar with any of them. The Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede candle has a very feminine but not girly scent, it literally makes me smile every time that I smell it. I've been burning it everyday for the past three days now and my living room currently smells like heaven. It burns at moderate speed, so it doesn't burn up fast. It does not smoke, neither does the wick disappear into the candle wax, you can get that sometimes with cheap scented candles.
Peony is the heart note of the Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede candle and blush Suede is the base note. You can easily tell this by smelling the candle. However the only top note that I could identify was red apple, it has a few others like Jasmine, Gilly flower and Rose but I could not identify them as easily as I was able to identify the apple. Like I said earlier, Jo Malone candles do not come cheap, the Peony and Blush Suede candle cost me £42.
"He will have no fear of evil news, for his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord." Psalm 112:7