Oh wow.. I’m really blown away by Timothy Dunn candles. At the moment I have Grecian Lime burning in the background and it is the freshest, most enlivening fragrance – absolutely perfect for a hot and muggy day to bring some energy back to the soul.
I like Timothy’s story too.. he is a very well known florist and started his candle range on a bespoke basis fifteen years ago. He is self-funded so no tricky backers or investors to force a ‘crowd-pleaser’ fragrance; he just creates what he loves. All the candles are manufactured and packaged in the UK (yes, I’d like to work in that establishment!) and the packaging comes with a liquid platinum logo that has to be baked on for the perfect finish. It’s not easy but it is a beautiful attention to detail. I’m reliably informed that Timothy Dunn candles are currently being used in the Royal Box at Wimbledon – game on, my friend!
If anyone remembers the old Jo Malone Lime & Grapefruit candle, Grecian Lime is as close to a perfect match as you’ll ever get, although I think in many ways Grecian Lime is better – more powerful and cleaner. Personally, I’m not a fan of Lime, Basil & Mandarin because it reminds me of pesto, so Grecian Lime is a way of getting that limey hit with no pasta references!
The other candle I love is Millefleur; the first from Timothy Dunn and a truly mesmerising floral with just about every fragrant flower scent thrown in. Tuberose, ylang ylang, orchid, frangipani, jasmine, lotus flower – I could go on – and on! So, while the arrangement is complex, the fragrance effect is actually quite simple; a stunning flower-burst that has you sighing with bliss.
The candles are £42 with a 60 hour burn time. Worth every last penny. Find them HERE (although the site is a bit confusing .. you have to click on the row of candles which then throws up more info and an option to order).