10 Things Even the Biggest Jo Malone Candle Lover Doesn't Know

I’m a creature of habit: I get in to my house, walk to the fridge for a snack, sit at my desk and then reach for a candle light. A decade ago, I was your classic “saver”—a hoarder of the “trophy” candle. It would arrive as a gift, get unwrapped and remain on a shelf gathering dust but gleaning compliments from houseguests. I’m not sure what changed, but these days I’m the polar opposite. I can’t be in a room without burning up.

They relax me, help me stay focused, uplift my mood and mask aromas I’d rather not aerate around my compact open-plan flat (usually post-takeaway). They also come in handy when someone asks you what you’d like for your birthday/Christmas/anniversary present. It’s really not that hard to go wrong with a candle. Especially if it’s a Jo Malone one, because let’s face it, they’re the sign you’re a real candle lover. Clock one of those in someone’s lounge and it’s like a silent nod of approval. But how much of a Jo Malone fan are you? Here are 10 facts you can dish out when you next spy one sitting on someone’s shelf…