Jo Loves Shot Candles…And So Do I

I’m a big fan of the Jo Loves fragrances.  Whether it be in perfume or candle form, her scents are absolutely gorgeous.

If you’re not familiar with Jo Loves, it’s the business that Jo Malone started in 2011 on Elizabeth Street in London. When I was younger, I was obsessed with the Jo Malone London fragrances and would aggravate the associates at Neiman Marcus every chance I got, hanging around and spritzing myself like crazy.  There were so many beautiful scents, but my favorite was Honeysuckle and Jasmine. Sadly, it’s not in production anymore.

A Candle Is Born

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I’ve long since stopped harassing sales associates and now when I stop by the Belgravia shop, it’s usually to purchase perfume (or a candle to match the perfume) but today I went to the boutique to make a bespoke Jo Loves Shot Candle. The process was so much fun and when it was over I got to leave with a uniquely scented product that won’t smell like what everyone else is burning.

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The first step was to individually smell the different notes. There were many to choose from, such as petitgrain, mango,  frangipani, mint mojito and salted caramel.

Each scent was painted on a paper tile and I decided what I liked as I went along.


It was wise to smell the coffee beans they provided because I could easily see myself being overwhelmed with fragrance overload.

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After I was done choosing the scents that I liked most, the fragrances were combined on cards so I was able to experience how they would smell together. The best part was that there was no right or wrong combination. It was all determined by what worked for me. Anything goes!

I was hard making a choice but I ultimately ended up with petitgrain and charcoaled lemon. It’s fresh, citrusy and perfect for summer.  But I have a couple of other combinations on my list for the time next I stop by!

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Are you a fan of home fragrance? I’m a big believer in the power of scent. It’s amazing how it can be the finishing touch to giving your home a certain vibe. Or how catching a hint of someone’s fragrance can evoke a memory.

I noticed on the Jo Loves website that there are a few ready made shot candles so if you’re interested in something unique take a peek at her site here.


The Female Factor:  Jo Malone, MBE, is the owner and creator of Jo Loves.  42 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9NZ.  +44 (0)20 7730 6091.


18 thoughts on “Jo Loves Shot Candles…And So Do I

  1. The petitgrain and charcoaled lemon scent sounds absolutely wonderful for the upcoming hot weather. I don’t usually use candles in the summer season but I think a scent like this would be a very refreshing way to cool off a room.

  2. I’ve actually never heard of this brand before and didn’t even know that there was a place where you could go in and make you own scent! This is so neat!

    1. It’s such a fun process and the candle you get in the end is just an added bonus!

  3. I’ll have to check them out! I’m always looking for candles that aren’t super strong smelling. These sound like nice, light scents. Thanks for sharing!

    1. They aren’t cloying at all. I don’t like strong scents, either. You get just a hint of scent. It leaves you sniffing around for more.

  4. I can see you love these scented candles as much as I do. I have never tried this brand but they seem really nice.

    1. Try them! They have some different scents that you won’t find anywhere else.

  5. This such a cool experience, mixing scents for your own liking. I wish we had something like that here in the Philippines.

    P.S. I was also shy to share my blog to my personal fb when I was still starting. After 4 or 5 post, I was able to share and not mind if they will judge me or not. Do whatever makes you comfortable. 🙂

    1. You never know what may pop up in the future.

      I’m still feeling quite shy but I’m trying to get over it. Baby steps, right? Thank you for the encouragement!

    1. Its so much fun. You really learn a lot about what you like and don’t like in a scent. And combinations that you would never expect to work actually do.

    1. Thank you! I’m a big fan of candles. It really is amazing what scent can do.

    1. If you’re ever in London, look it up! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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