Monday, 26 January 2015

Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot Candle

Up until the start of the year, I had never even entered Jo Malone. Then, after hearing so much about the candles from the girls at my work I decided it was about time I treated myself to one. I recently went all out and bought a few high end pieces (here) along with the Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot Candle. I went into the shop and smelled pretty much every single fragrance, but it was the Intense scents that really struck me. I narrowed my choice down to Dark Amber and Ginger Lily, Oud and Bergamot and Velvet Rose and Oud. 

The packaging for the candle is gorgeous. I love the metal lid on the Jo Malone candles, it definitely gives it a luxury feel. The glass of all the Intense scented candles is an off-black brown, which I prefer to the clear glass.

The best way I can think of to describe the scent of Oud and Bergamot is a tangy, smoked smell. I've read a lot of reviews saying that the scents don't last long or aren't that strong, but I've burned this candle three times and always been able to smell it even after it's been burning for an hour or two. It burns nice and evenly, if not a little quickly compared to some other candles I've had. 

The only complaint I have about the candle is how much smoke comes off it. I always trim the wick as much as possible, but it burns blackish smoke when I first light it and smokes A LOT when I blow it out. I've looked it up but couldn't see anyone else with this issue, so maybe it's just my candle?

This is definitely a treat that I won't be buying all that often, but I'm also not going to be one of those people who doesn't burn their candle because it was expensive! Have you tried any of Jo Malone's scents? Which are your favourite?



  1. this is gorgeous, i want one too but would never want to burn it considering how much they cost! xx

    1. Haha I just love candles too much not to burn them!


  2. This sounds so yummy, I'll have to give this one a smell next time I'm at a Jo Malone counter :)
    Loves! Kirstie Xx.
    Kimamely Beauty


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