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I love an Ormonde Jayne Christmas candle and this for 2015 is spectacular. The Nocturne fragrance is inspired by fireplaces, open log fires, pine cones, cedar wood and embers with notes of cedar wood, cardamom, sandalwood, amber, tonka, mandarin and pink pepper; whilst still having that signature Ormonde Jayne creamy soft undertone. It’s to die for!
Nocturne comes inside the most decadent packaging. Layers and layers of crisp gold and brown card reveal the stunning gold metal lid and then glass votive, coated in a matte gold finish with Ormonde Jayne design.
The candle has 2-wicks and a listed burn time of over 55 hours; but from my experience with Etoile from 2013, it just keeps going and going and going – there’s actually a secret ingredient that keeps them burning so slow!
The second thing to bear in mind about Linda Pilkington’s fine candles (the nose behind Ormonde Jayne) is that she makes them with a truly awesome throwing distance. Nocturne needs a good sized room to burn and fills every room in my apartment with the doors open; this is largely because all Ormonde Jayne candles are made with a very high percentage of fine fragrance oils
My advice, as with any candle, is to always keep the wick trimmed short and for at least the first burn, make sure to burn the candle until the wax melts to the very edge – this will help avoid tunneling. In fact I’ve never known one of Linda’s candles to tunnel and it’s no surprise as they’re all hand poured in her London studio rather than being churned out in some random factory.
The Ormonde Jayne Nocturn Candle is a truly fabulous scent for winter, already a true favourite and is available here from Ormonde Jayne online for £68.
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