A couple of weeks ago, my new Jonathan Ward London candle arrived. I ordered The Gypsy from the Russia Collection and I haven’t been left wanting. I wanted a new decadent scent for my bedroom and The Gypsy has ticked every box. For me, a candle is much more than the smell, it’s about the feelings and images it can conjour up.
The fragrance is rich and powerful. Whenever I light this candle I imagine I’m royalty in old Imperial Russia. I am a Grand Duchess reclining on a chaise longue in an opulent boudoir, somewhere in Alexander Palace in with maids fawning over me.(active imagination – work with me). It’s cold outside and I’m snuggled in a velvet blanket next to a roaring fire.
It’s a very sensual and floral scent, which I think is what makes it perfect boudoir candle. I find the mix of fragrances very soothing and enveloping. I think, if contentment had a smell, The Gypsy would be it. Within a few minutes of being lit, the beautiful scent can fill the room perfectly. Its like walking into an embrace of a long-lost love.
The Gypsy is a heady mix of fragrances – carnation, sandalwood, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, amber, bergamot, patchouli and cedarwood. All working in perfect harmony to create a scent most enchanting. I highly recommend.
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