And trust me when I tell you this is out of character. Deep, warming scents do not usually appeal to me, as someone who likes my home to feel fresh and airy. The sweet, sickly scents that are traditionally associated with autumn (think pumpkin, vanilla and spices) really do not tickle my fancy. However, one particular launch this year has totally converted me. Comprising of six, bisque ceramic jars (which are arguably works of art themselves), the new Jo Malone London Townhouse Collection manages to exude all of the wonderful crispness of autumn, without being too overpowering.
However, before I reveal to you what exactly it is that has me fussing over these candles, I want to mention the price. They are £90 each, which even by this candle-hoarders standards, is pricey. They’re big, sure (300g), and they also look like ornaments on the side, but if you ask me, for a candle to justifiably cost £90 it has to smell seriously special. And unfortunately for me (and my bank balance), these particular scents do.