I’ve been burning this candle on and off all across the bank holiday weekend when we’ve had various friends popping in – the reaction to the fragrance has been really interesting. While one friend asked why my house smelled of Christmas cake, another was convinced she could smell Chanel No.5! Although there are accords of Italian Pomadoro green tomato, the notes that really come through to me are spices. It’s a heady summer incense smell – Myrrh and Frankincense mixed with Bourbon Vetiver, Sandalwood and Oud – with beautiful floral undertones of Rose de Mai and Chinese Osmanthus. 


Notably, it is a scent that gets people talking, and while it isn’t my favourite from Jonathan Ward (I am a die-hard Idina’s Locket fan), it certainly is another beautifully constructed fragrance well worth discovering.


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  1. Once again, I must try this candle as soon as I get back from holiday. Can’t spend anything at the moment but I love the idea of this in the autumn or winter. Thanks Jane! x

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I’ve got a sneaky preview of Jonathan Ward’s latest candle creation: he’s stepped it up a notch for this particular candle with lacquered Italian glass etched with bronze, plus it carries the FSC stamp (a seal of approval that the packaging is sourced diligently and paper products aren’t responsible for rainforest destruction).

The fragrance is intriguing and complex: green tomato and warm incense. Opening with vine ripened Italian Pomodoro, Arabian Myrhh and Frankincense, followed by Black Pepper, Old Singapore Patchouly, Bourbon Vetiver, Sandalwood and Oud, with heartnotes of Chinese Osmathus, Calvados and Rose de Mai. 

I think it’s going to be one of those fragrances that turns your back garden into a balmy southern Italian destination. I can imagine a summer evening in the last of the sunshine, eating roasted peppers, tomatos and aubergines with fresh pasta, parmesan, and a bottle of chilled Prosecco with the beautiful candle flickering. Perfection, no?

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  1. Oh my! I love the sound of the tomato varieties and musk and incense! I think this will be a winner for me! Lovely and can’t wait to test it although I’d probably use it in the winter or autumn. Thanks Jane x

  2. It’s amazing how scent can do that to you. Transport you to another time and place. I’m with Charlie, the foodie description has got me salivating! However, a Tesco pasta bowl in my lunch hour is really not going to cut it….

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