There's a handful of candles that remind me of the holidays, but if there's one in particular that I have to purchase every year, it's Jo Malone's Dark Amber & Ginger Lily...
First and foremost, I'm always on the hunt for candles that are unique and remind me of a specific memory or destination. Considering Dark Amber & Ginger Lily is spicy, warm, slightly floral and wintery smelling, I'm instantly transported back to my childhood home that's nestled in the Canadian Rockies when it's lit. More specifically during the holidays when there's snow on the ground and I'm cozied up by the fireplace!...Perhaps that's why I'm such a huge fan?
I also love that Dark Amber & Ginger Lily's fragrance is super pungent. When I invest in a luxe candle, I want to know that it's going to be extremely fragrant (theres nothing worse than a candle that smells great in-store but is virtually scentless when it's lit...Do you a agree?). I also look for candles that burn evenly and have a high burning time. This candle ticks off all of these points, which is why I had to share my thoughts with you in a candle/scent-related blog post!
Believe it or not, the holidays are just a few weeks away and if you're on the hunt for a present to gift the candle lover in your life, this is a great option. Not only does Jo Malone package their candles beautifully, but there's something special and oddly personal about gifting a friend or loved one a candle.
As a matter of fact, I remember when my BFF Nathalie from WoahStyle.com gifted me a Jo Malone candle for my birthday this year and my jaw fell to the floor. I loved and cherished it so much, I cleaned out all of the wax residue with hot water and often use it as a flower vase. That being said, I'll definitely be gifting this candle to friends and family this holiday season!
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Disclaimer: This candle was purchased using a credit that was gifted to me from Nordstrom. However the thoughts, opinions and photos in this post are my own.