Friday, 29 May 2015

Jo Loves Shot Candle

It's not every day that you get to meet someone truly inspirational and someone whose name is iconic when it comes to perfume and candles. Readers of my blog will know I am a huge candle fan and it is a household item I wouldn't be without, but when you are given the chance to create your own candle with Jo Malone, you can definitely count me in!

So off I went to the amazing Jo Loves store in Belgravia here in London to find out more about more about what this unique candle shot was, meet Jo Malone and have a go at making my very own candle.


Jo Loves Shot Candle

Naturally it was just totally amazing, not only is Jo just brilliant at what she does, but as she described to those present how the idea came to her (it is on my Periscope if you haven't seen it) her eye lit up and then the magic began.

What Jo has done is to create a very unique Jo Loves Candle Shot studio which gives you the opportunity to create your very own bespoke candle from a stunning range of fragrances on the Jo Loves menu and she says of this creation:

"The Shot Candle™ is such an exciting innovation which we create together. This is the first time I have designed a product which invites you to become part of the creative process and a make a candle unique to you"

So how does it work? There are three steps involved in the entire process:

  • Step One - You start with your base and you choose from a range of different fragrances. For each one Jo explained where the inspiration came from. The choice currently is between Mint Mojito, Charcoaled Lemons, Tahitian Gardenia or Fig Trees. Each scent is fresh scented and not in the slightest bit manufactured. 
  • Step Two - Once you have chosen your base, you choose your shot and the choices are Lemongrass, Pettigrain, Mango, Salty Caramel or you can just choose another from the base fragrances.
  • Step Three - You need to seal your base and the shot together and it is done by using a blow torch before being gift-wrapped and presented in this stunning white, Union Jack embossed box and tied with a beautiful red bow - it is truly exquisite. As a final gesture Jo hand signed our labels after we had painted them with the scents we had chosen as a reminder of our time.
What choice did I make?  I have to admit it, the choice is difficult and I struggled to choose between Mint Mojito and Tahitian Gardenia for my base, but as I wanted a fresh scent that reminded me of summer, I opted for Mint Mojito and my shot of choice was Lemongrass.  Together they are absolutely stunning, fresh and incredibly amazing.

Jo Loves Shot Candle
Jo Loves Shot Candle
Jo Loves Shot Candle
Jo Loves Shot Candle
Jo Loves Shot Candle
Jo Loves Shot Candle
Jo Loves Shot Candle

The entire experience was absolutely mind-blowing and unique.  I couldn't wait to get home and try my candle.  For the first three hours of it being alight you will get your shot and then the two shots begin to blend and voila, your signature scent.  Each Shot Candle has a burn time of 60 hours.


If you can’t make it down to Belgravia then you will be pleased to know that the Jo Loves Candle Shot studio has opened online and you can create your own candle that way, the Shot Candle retails for £75 and in my opinion, it is worth every single penny. It will also make an amazingly unique gift for you or someone special.


Which two scents do you think you would choose?

22 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely post. I've really enjoyed it :) x

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  2. Oh wow, what an experience! I love candles too (although I am on a buying ban as have far too many) sounds like you had an amazing day. I couldn't let myself spend that much on a candle though, I find Yankee expensive enough. Something to save up for maybe x

    Laura
    www.insidelaurashead.com

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  3. What an amazing experience this sounds brilliant. If I had a spare £75 I would love to splash out on a treat like this. x

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  4. I'm terrible for buying candles! These look brill x

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  5. What a great opportunity you had, they looks very pretty and I'd love to have one to see what the scents are like. Presented really well too in the cute box.

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  6. How amazing! Such a great experience - I'd love to try something like that.

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  7. Oh wow what a fab experience! I would love to try this

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  8. I am sooo jealous!! I saw this on 'This Morning' earlier and thought it looked fantastic, I just can't justify the price tag at the moment but I bet it smells amazing! Great review as always.

    Helen X

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  9. Wow sounds like a brilliant event. I love candles so I'll have to try these!

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  10. wow this sounds absolutely fabulous and fun!! I'd love to design my own candle scent. ♥

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  11. This sounds absolutely amazing and what a lovely thing to do, creating your own scent. x

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  12. What an amazing experience!! That's definitely going on my bucket list! :)

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  13. This sounds like such a great experience and your candle looks & sounds gorgeous, I can't imagine paying that much though I'm afraid!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Oh I am green with envy. Jo Malone is a truly inspirational woman that I really would love to meet. What an amazing experience

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  15. Wonderful experience and the candle looks gorgeous x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzyt

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  16. oh i do love this idea and it looks exactly what i would put into my home

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  17. I would love to make my own candle with all my fave scents

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  18. Oh my word what an amazing experience. And to meet Jo Malone too. Wowsers must have been the best day ever. Well done for concentrating on the candle making x

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  19. oh wow how fantastic to make your own .. I have to have a go at making my own candles .. i have them on all the time

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  20. I love candles! This sounds like the best day ever.

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  21. Wow this looks amazing. I love candles - these look simply stunning. Kaz x

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