In celebration of 25 years as a florist, Timothy Dunn’s Two Twenty candle is a kind of olfactory retrospective charting trends in the floral industry. If you can imagine, back in the day when Timothy opened his first flower shop, dried and preserved flowers were a huge trend – these days all we want is freshly picked; as new and simple as flowers can be, all hand tied with string, not ribbon and loose bouquets rather than tight and flouncy arrangements. Timothy’s shop was hung with dried mimosa and lavender (I bet it isn’t now!) so part of the challenge of the Two Twenty candle must have been to evoke those fragrances but freshen them up with a modern twist.
The new candle is a mix of mimosa and lavender, but because it’s got notes of violet and honey, there’s a little bit of sweetness that made me think of parma violets. There’s some rose and orange blossom too to give a gentle, flowery backdrop and the whole thing adds up to a warm, sunny scent that’s absolutely lovely. I’d be happy smelling this every day!
At £46, it’s tipping the limits of what I’d expect to pay for a candle, but the presentation is beautiful and the fragrance delicious so if you can think of it as a treat to self, it’s less than shoes, right?!
The Timothy Dunn Two Twenty Candle launches at Harrods and Harrods.com this month.
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