If you’ve been in Anthropologie lately, you might have noticed the Article White candles – exceptionally good value at £20 each. With names like Ostrich Astrid, Kruger Cougar and Womblewood, they’re imaginatively quirky and billowing with fragrance. They’ve got a better throw than double the price candles and at the moment, still something of a hidden secret.
As I’m sitting writing about these candles, I can smell the jasmine and amber laden Ostrich Astrid wafting through – it’s in the next door room, so that tells you all you need to know about the strength. There’s no fragrance skimping here, even at £20. Perhaps it’s really not going to be anything of a surprise when I tell you the fragrancer behind them – Jonathan Ward. Those of you who have followed BBB for a while will remember Jonathan’s own brand from a while back. Cutting a very long story short, Jonathan’s been out of the candle business for a time and is slowly building back up, starting with Article White. These are already Anthropologie best sellers (there’s a selection on-line HERE but they’re a few short, so if you want to pick out one that’s not there at the moment, you need to head to the Article White web site HERE and order the old fashioned way – by phone or email both of which you’ll find on the site).
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Um, those fragrance descriptions rather evoke Lawrence (DH, not Arabia) and Woolf – not hating them by any means but they don’t really help me judge which candles I want to try…and I really do want to try some but I shall have to wait till I’m next in an Anthropologie shop…. Jo
No, I know – the inspiration has rather overtaken the practicality of choosing but if you go to the Article White site they do the notes in a word cloud. x