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?