We are legitimately in candle season – the colder climate, the hunkering down, the darker evenings; it’s time to create our winter nests.
I have a few old reliables that I’ll go back to time and time again, but recently I’ve been exploring some of the brand new Jonathan Ward candles, and settled on Afreet as a new favourite. It’s inspired by a 17th century recipe designed to heal and repair ailments so there’s something a tiny bit tincture-ish about it. My family thought it had ecclesiastical incense notes because it’s that kind of evocative, elevated sort of scent.
Comprising blackberry leaf, neroli, black pepper, licorice root, black amber, jasmine and guaiac wood, it’s got a wet earthiness to it that’s lifted by the neroli and smoothed by the amber.
There’s no issue with throw and burn (35+ burn time) – it’s a very generous, organic wax candle that’s perfect for the time of year. It’s not festive but it is seasonal and feels right for now, flickering away in the corner of my sitting room in an Italian crystal whiskey tumbler. There is a new collection coming from JW but if you like the sound of this one, or want more information on what’s to come, you can use this holding link for now HERE. The candles are £40 each.
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