What a lovely treat in a new home than a fancy new candle? I’ve been waiting to try this until we got our living room tidied up, so I’m excited to bring you this review of this lovely candle. I’ve heard lots of good things about the Jonathan Ward candles, but this is the first time I’ve tried one.
This candle is from the Russia collection and is entitled The Gypsy. The packaging is stunning, lovely shades of red and gold and with a ballerina illustration on the side panels, how appropriate for me!
You know how I love packaging right? Well I had to snap the inside and the lid of this box too, totally pointless but a really beautiful touch…
Each Jonathan Ward candle is encased in Italian, hand blown glass. This one is in a stunning burgundy colour, which I just love. The wax is a blend of 100% organic soy and beeswax and the fragrances are made up of the finest essential oils. This candle in particular is a blend of carnation, sandalwood, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, bergamot, patchouli, amber and cedarwood.
Did you know that Jasmine is a female aphrodisiac and patchouli is said to be a male aphrodisiac, making this one sexy candle! Bergamot is a great fragrance for uplifting and rose is generally just lovely, in fact one of my favourite fragrances.
The candle wax is a creamy yellow and features two wicks, which is quite unusual. I’m not sure if there is a real benefit to having two wicks, but either way, it’s a nice touch and looks pretty. The fragrance is a very heady floral, to me the main notes that I can spot are the carnation and rose. I was impressed to notice that the fragrance remains noticeable when burning too.
Overall, I’m really impressed with the quality and performance of this candle and would certainly recommend it. A lovely treat for yourself or an excellent gift.
Jonathan Ward candles and diffusers are available from John Lewis and House of Fraser, this size of candle retails ataround £35, but you can get small candles and diffusers for a little bit less.
What are your favourite candles?
Have you tried Jonathan Ward candles or diffusers?
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