Much as I love soft, atmospheric candle light, I can’t resist the lingering fragrance of a good quality diffuser. I love being hit with a waft of lovely scent when I open the door - and on a practical note, I get a lot more hours, weeks and months of enjoyment from them than I do with a candle (cost per sniff?). Fine artist, Michael Angove’s bespoke designs for Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay and Orange Blossom home fragrances mean the products now look as good as they smell.
“Clementine flower sparkles over a heart of orange blossom
and water lily, with warm undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver.”
Orange Blossom makes me think of walking through lush, wild gardens after a sun shower… an uplifting, fresh and dewy scent that’s perfect for Summer. The packaging is exquisite and I like how the thick black sticks both look good and radiate more perfume than the usual thinner style. I’ve tried cheaper diffusers and had to bin them as they smelt so synthetic, so I really do think it’s worth investing in a good one if you can (or adding it to a birthday wish list!).
The two fragrances in the Michael Angove limited edition designs are also available as candles, soaps and scented sachets. I’ve been hanging the Blackberry & Bay sachets in the wardrobe to fragrance my clothes - an alternative way to layer scent and a good option for anyone who doesn’t like to wear perfume (I can’t actually imagine anyone not liking it, but am thinking of a friend who is allergic to perfume).
Anyone else like citrus home scents?