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?