www.britishbeautyblogger.com, who is a staunch supporter of the brand.
Jonathan Ward uses a 100% organic soy and beeswax blend for the bases of his candles. I thought this was good, but not that unusual, until I did some research and discovered that even a luxury brand that I love uses a paraffin and vegetable blend.
The candles are beautifully presented in simple but stylish boxes that are colour-coded for each collection. The colour is carried through to the label on the glass container, which has an illustration that matches the individual scent.
Nightingale's Jasmine is a blend of Jasmine, Saffron, Black Pepper and Clove. I mostly get the Jasmine and Saffron notes from it, with a little underlying spiciness from the other fragrance ingredients. It's a warm and comforting sort of scent, perfect for Autumn evenings. The candle burns cleanly without throwing out soot (do remember to trim the wick before burning), and scents the whole of our open plan dining/living room without being cloying or overpowering.
Summary: Beautifully presented candle, lovely scent and I like the 100% vegetable base. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for candles as gifts, or to scent your own home. These cost £30 for an 8oz candle or £20 for a 6oz candle, so are competitively priced in the luxury scented candle market. The website is at www.jonathanwardlondon.com, and they are also stocked in Fenwick, in London.
Disclosure: product was sent without charge for consideration for review.