What I'm Burning: Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

There's nothing quite like lighting a Jo Malone candle to make you feel a little luxurious, I received this gorgeous Lime, Basil and Mandarin candle after visiting the Jo Malone Garden in Edinburgh and have been burning it constantly ever since.

Lime, Basil and Mandarin is part of the Jo Malone home candle collection. The candles come nestled in a sturdy box, (perfect for storing makeup brushes and other bits and bobs) and the candle topped off with a classic black bow. The candles also come with a box of long matches which should be used rather than a gas lighter (as this can affect the scent)
I recently visited a candle factory and found out lots about using candles. Normally I just take a lighter to the wick but I was surprised to find out that the wick itself can affect the burn time of the entire candle. A tip before lighting is to check that the wick is no longer than 1cm and is standing straight. The wick will naturally fall to one side while burning so always straighten before lighting again.

If you are looking for a powerful, strong scent then Lime, Basil and Mandarin won't be for you. The fragrance itself is light and pretty while still managing to fill the entire room. The candle has top note of juicy mandarin, which is beautifully uplifting, followed by heart notes of peppery basil and finally a warm, Amberwood base note. I can easily imagine this burning brightly in a rustic, country kitchen.

The Lime, Basil and Mandarin candle retails at £40.00 for 200ml with a burn time of up to 45 hours. This can be purchased via the Jo Malone Website or within Jo Malone Boutiques.

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