Jo Malone Sweet Almond and Macaroon scented candle


Jo Malone Sweet Almond and Macaroon scented candle, £39
available online and in stores

If there was ever a scented candle that epitomised the description “smells good enough to eat” then this is the one! It might come as a surprise that despite being a total candle junkie I had never ventured further than a browse and a sniff at the Jo Malone counter in Selfridges. So when I was in Westfields the other weekend I decided to take a detour into the Jo Malone store and came out with the most heavenly candle and a dangerous new obsession.

Sweet Almond and Macaroon is a comforting confection of sweet almond and creamy coconut enriched with ripe cherries and soft vanilla. It is basically a cherry bakewell in candle form. It captures all crumbly, buttery biscuit of the pastry case followed by the sickly sweet centre of almond and vanilla and topped off by the candied glace cherry. It is one of those candles that fills the room with its freshly-baked macaroon scent before you’ve even lit the wick and makes the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon of tea and crumpets or a sunny Sunday morning whilst you pour over the weekend papers. It has taken pride of place on my coffee table and I cannot wait to explore Jo Malone’s candle collection some more next time I am in town.

Which is your favourite scented candle from Jo Malone?

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  1. 16th March 2014 / 5:00 pm

    I need this in my life – it sounds divine! I've never had a Jo Malone candle before, but I think I'm going to have to do some investigating!

    Jenny xx

  2. 16th March 2014 / 5:51 pm

    I've never bought anything from Jo Malone, but this just sounds heavenly! I really wanna give this one a go. Next time I pass a Jo Malone, I'll definitely have a sniff! Darby xxx

  3. 16th March 2014 / 6:14 pm

    You've written this beautifully and made me feel I need this gorgeous candle! Hope you've had a lovely weekend! Xx

  4. 16th March 2014 / 6:53 pm

    This sounds delicious! What a wonderful gift for someone (or yourself! :)) xx

  5. 16th March 2014 / 7:31 pm

    I'm so tempted by this now! I gave it a sniff a while ago and was supposed to pick it up.. I've never had a Jo Malone candle before, have you burnt it yet? If so does it burn nicely? x


  6. 17th March 2014 / 9:21 am

    I'm obsessed with candles, and this sounds wonderful.
    Love the simple packaging.

  7. 17th March 2014 / 5:19 pm

    wait what. jo malone candles are supposed to come with matches? mine never do. I feel a bit ripped off.

  8. 18th March 2014 / 12:21 am

    Milly, I got my wedding perfume from jo malone and created my own scent – English pear and freshia body lotion with earl grey and cucumber cologne – layered together it smelt amazing, it's worth going for a consultation to get a fragrance you will remember for your special day. X

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