A meeting of science and artistry

26 May 2021
Produced in partnership with Jo Malone London.


Like pouring the most exquisite hot chocolate, the art of candle making is one of precision and science.

At Jo Malone London, scents are formulated by master perfumers, then carefully infused into candles, diffusers, and room and linen sprays to deliver enchanting results. Each Jo Malone London candle is handmade, lovingly passed down through 16 pairs of skilled artisans’ hands in South Downs, England. They know there are easier ways, but modern technology is sidestepped in favour of a handmade approach to ensure a specific result. 

Firstly, fine fragrance oil is blended into slowly warmed wax to create a blend, then decanted by hand into warmed glasses. Next,  the wicks are setat the heart of the candle to ensure an even burn. The candles are then left to dry for 72 hours, before the wicks are trimmed to a neat 6mm. Lastly, labels are applied to glass holders, which are then polished and buffed. 

These candles are unique – no two burning exactly the same – just like the character of a home: a place of memory and meaning, whether it’s a corner filled with artwork, flowers on a table, or the offbeat charm of a careworn chair.

The Jo Malone London Townhouse collection features six ceramic candles that capture the curious characters and unique moments within a London townhouse, showcasing unexpected yet delightful scents including Green Tomato Vine, Glowing Embers, Pastel Macaroons and Wild Berry & Bramble. 

Explore these scent pairings from the Jo Malone London Home collection to create the perfect sensual experience:

For a sensuous freshness: try the Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle + English Pear & Freesia Diffuser. 

For an uplifting and unexpected scent: try the English Pear & Freesia Candle + Wood Sage & Sea Salt Diffuser. 

For a warmer scent: try the Peony & Blush Suede Candle + the English Pear & Freesia Diffuser. 

For a light floral scent: try the English Pear & Freesia Candle + the Wild Bluebelle Diffuser. 

So, next time you observe your space, take a moment to think about how you would like it to represent, perhaps mastering your desired scent with Jo Malone London.

Jo Malone London Townhouse Candle. Photograph by Luke Arthur Wells.

Jo Malone London Home is available at Jo Malone London Britomart Boutique, Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street and online, selected Farmers stores and online, David Jones Newmarket, and Ballantynes in-store and online.

Jo Malone London Townhouse collection is exclusively available at Jo Malone London Britomart, and Ballantynes Christchurch.

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