I am for sure going through a candle phase. Every night, I relax in my apartment with a different candle. I’m really big on florals and some fruit scents, so I was very excited to try the Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Travel Candle. This can be purchased at Sephora for $35.
I’ve been reaching for this one over and over again. It’s a great spa-night scent. Overall, the scent is actually quite subtle and fresh with notes of blackberry, bay leaves, and cedarwood. It seems to burn pretty clean, and the wax has been melting at a really steady and even rate. It claims to burn for 18 hours (it’s 2.1 ounces) and this seems about right when I look at how much wax is left versus how long I’ve burned it.
I will say that, as much as I’m loving this candle, I’m just not sure that it’s worth the price. For $5 I could get a bigger Glade candle. For about half the price of this one, I could get an enormous candle from Bath & Body Works. While I do like this scent, I really feel like there are better, stronger scents out there that are available at a much lower price. Yes, I’ve enjoyed the luxury of owning this one and a Diptique candle (review forthcoming), but I’m not sure they are really worth the price.
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