I can’t remember how I first heard about Jo Malone. I’m going to just take a wild guess and say it was on a blog. I tend to love English goods so when I learned that the Jo Malone candles are made in London I was very interested. That is until I looked them up online and found candles retailing for four hundred plus dollars.
Now at this point I would like to reiterate that ofthecomely is a judgement free zone. We(Me,myself and I) respect your right to spend your money on what you want. However, as a personal favor to me if you hear that I bought a four.hundred.plus.dollar candle, and there was not a post about me winning the lotto, please send someone to lay me down gently until whatever I’m going through has passed.
So, I just figured the brand wasn’t for me and I moved on until that one fateful day I found myself in my local Bloomies and my curiosity got the better of me. I had no intention of forking over a car payment on something I was going to be literally burning but I wanted to see what could possibly be worth that much. I mean was it dipped in gold?
The nice Jo Malone sales lady talked to me about the long history of the brand and the top quality products that they use and told me that the more expensive candles were for their biggest sizes and yada, yada, yada. I think she could see I wasn’t sold so she went for the big guns and pulled out a tester for what she said was their most popular fragrance- English Pear & Freesia.
Bang! Man down, or in my case woman down. I should have never walked over to that counter. I should have learned from that dead curious cat. But what has been done cannot be undone.
So as you can see I loved the smell and ended up going home with the candle. The 7 oz candle for $65.00 so don’t send someone for me just yet.
Now scent is a very individual thing. English Pear and Freesia has the following description on the Joe Malone website.
Experience the surprising, sensuous freshness of sweet pears, wrapped in a
bouquet of white freesias, on a subtle background of scrambling wild roses and
skin-warming amber, patchouli and woods. English Pear & Freesia Home Candle envelops a room and lingers for hours to create an
ambience that is fresh and unexpected. Candle burn time is 45 hours and includes
To me it smells clean and slightly woodsy with just a hint of sweetness, but I defer to the professionals at Jo Malone and their description.
I bought my first one in May of this year, and I’m less than half way through my third one now. All three have been the 7 oz size, and all three have been English Pear and Freesia. I use them at least once a week and find the scent to be long lasting without being overpowering.
I use the empty containers as small vases for flowers. I’ve seen them also used to hold everything from makeup brushes to pens.
What are some of your favorite candles? Have you tried any from Jo Malone?