Me, I can’t resist a candle at any time of the year. I know that some people think candles are just for winter, but in this dark and damp late “spring” that we’re having at the moment, it seems like an ideal time for having candles around to brighten up the dark afternoons, and cool evenings. Josephine, the latest fragrance from Cire Trudon (long one of my favourite candle brands), is perfect for summer.
Prettily clad in pale frosted blue, instead of the brand’s signature dark olive glass, Josephine is a soft and gentle floral composition, a slight departure from Cire Trudon’s slightly heavier and usually rather masculine scents.
Inspired by the gardens of the Empress Josephine (she of the “Not tonight …” infamy), it’s a really very pretty, very flowery and very lovely candle indeed. The smell has hints of citrus from bergamot and kaffir lime, then I mainly smell powdery rose and iris. Ladylike is definitely the word that springs to mind.
As always, Cire Trudon candles burn cleanly and evenly, dispersing their scent both throughout their burn time and just when sitting wherever you put them.
The blue glass version is limited edition for the summer, but the scent will be in the permanent collection (in the green jars) later this year. All in all, a lovely way to bring a beautiful garden indoors in this sun-deprived “summer” we seem to be having this year …
The Fine Print: PR Sample