Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Scented Candle*

Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin Scented Candle

I’ve been absolutely loving the glorious weather we’ve been having recently. Lazy days have morphed into glorious balmy nights with friends, and to set the scene, I’ve been burning my gorgeous Lime Basil & Mandarin candle from Jo Malone.

Although candles might not be the first on your summer wish list, Lime Basil & Mandarin is a perfect scent for a sunny day. There is a perfect citrus zing which feels so refreshing and light with a delicate peppery base note which really anchors the scent. It delicately fragrances the entire downstairs whenever I light it. The natural wax burns cleanly and evenly, and even when I go back downstairs in the morning there is a trace of the perfume.

The candle costs £40 and is available here.

Jo Malone Supports Scottish Association for Mental Health*

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On Wednesday I was fortunate enough to be invited to Edinburgh’s Redhall Gardens, to celebrate the opening of the new Herb Garden which has been supported by Jo Malone.

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Redhall is one of a number of horticultural projects that Jo Malone supports throughout the UK – they have projects in London, Leeds and Bristol, and the work they do is truly incredible.

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People who are dealing with mental illness, as well as those suffering from addictions and hardships are able to come to Redhall and learn key horticultural skills.

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These skills can be transferred to help people deal with daily life, and well as helping them to get jobs. The rehabilitation the garden offers in truly inspiring.

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Not only are the skills the gardeners learn incredibly empowering, the time they spend outside in the fresh air is incredibly good for them physically too!

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What I found most touching about the afternoon, was just how proud everyone involved in the project was – you could feel the satisfaction, and the gardens was truly beautiful too.

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There were pockets of flowers alongside orderly rows of shrubs, and everything just felt so beautifully natural.

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For the opening, there was a great mix of people – the girls from Jo Malone, who had helped with the gardens, the gardeners, bloggers and writers – everyone was just so impressed!

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To add a gorgeously luxurious, but whimsical touch, Jo Malone candles were sprinkled around the gardens, and the air was delicately perfumed with them.

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Tucked away in one of the gardens was a gorgeous little corner filled with perfumes and lotions, where you could enjoy a hand massage.

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When it was time to hear more about the opening, we all filtered into the marquee which had the most glorious buffet.

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It was filled with the yummiest home baking courtesy of Three Sisters Bake  – you could choose from the most perfect looking array of cakes, to perfectly petite sandwiches.

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We all gathered to listen to a few opening words and watch a very moving video detailing all of the hard work which has gone into Redhall, as well as the other projects sponsored by Jo Malone around the country.

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Then, just as the rain began, we all headed to the Herb Garden, where Edinburgh’s Lord Provost cut the official ribbon.

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If you’re in Edinburgh, I would definitely recommend a trip. Not only are the gardens really beautiful, but it is the most wonderful cause, and the difference it’s made to the gardener’s lives is incredible.

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Jo Malone Orange Blossom Cologne

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I’m weirdly particular about the perfumes I wear, and I tend to go for either a big floral or instead something which is clean and fresh. Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom Cologne falls squarely into the latter category.

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When I first spray it, I get a huge whiff of freshly peeled oranges. It’s just a pure, fresh, citrus – perfect for Spring! Once it settles down it doesn’t feel identifiable – instead it’s rather like sitting outside in a summer breeze – it’s got a slight white floral background, but the citrus is softened.

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I first started wearing the perfume when I lived in Dubai, when all I craved was to feel shower fresh despite soaring temperatures. A quick spritz is all I need to feel refreshed, and I love it so much I’ve even bought the handbag sized version!

Jo Malone Angelica & Rain Cologne*

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Whenever one of these cream and black boxes pops through the letterbox you know you’re in for something truly special! View Post

Valentines Day Gift Guide: Jo Malone Red Roses Gift Box

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If you’re still looking for a gift for tomorrow – you can’t fail with Jo Malone’s Red Roses Gift Box. Exclusive to Harrods, the gorgeous perfume is nestled in the most perfect red roses.

 

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