Crazy to spend $65 on a scented candle, right? Even if the aroma creates an atmosphere of comfort and joy in your home, the thought of sending that kind of money up in smoke is off putting to many people. But, hey, this is Christmas! As gift of pure luxury, a Jo Malone London scent cannot be topped.
Take, for example, the delights of English Pear and Freesia.
Saks Fifth Avenue describes my favorite Jo Malone scent as a surprising experience of fresh sweet pears wrapped in a bouquet of white freesias on a subtle background of scrambling wild roses. The sensuous notes of skin-warming amber, patchouli and woods underlie it all.
That’s my idea of candle bliss.
But wait! Apparently there are folks out there who share my utter delight in the sensory experience. You can still stash up on the 7 oz., 45-hour candle; 5.9 oz. room spray; and 5.6 oz. diffuser at Saks. But it’s too late to get the 8.5 oz. body and hand lotion there. The Saks websitethis morning carries the sad news that they’ve depleted their English Pear and Freesia stock.
You’ll have to check out Nordstrom if you want to lavish on the lotion. That’s assuming a room scent is something you’d put on your body.
In the case of English Pear and Freesia, I think the fragrance is definitely wear worthy. I’m holding judgement on other choices. There are some Jo Malone scents that I reserve for my home. Take, for example, the tang of Lime, Basil & Mandarin. That choice is perfect for brightening up your kitchen or bathroom.
I leave it up to you to decide which scents to wear as cologne or body and hand lotion.
But, oh, the choices you have with Jo Malone. Some candles are classy and some are sassy. Some excite your senses and some calm your jangled spirit at the end of a mad Christmas shopping expedition.
Might better pick one up for yourself as well.