It could very well be that it’s florist, Philippa Craddock’s handiwork – her client list reads like who’s who of fashion and beauty (Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Hermes, Jo Malone, British Vogue, Lancome, Space NK and Fortnum & Mason to name drop a few). It seems a natural next step to create a fragranced candle line. With a million and one candles on the market, it’s clear that something different is required – and so it is with the Philippa Craddock line.
I think you could say that the line explores the secret scents of a garden – the less obvious olfactory nudges that we probably all know but rarely explore while favouring floral scents. As well as Bosk & Herb (bosk is a thicket of bushes), there’s Cutting Garden & Hedgerow, Greenhouse & Potting Shed and Rich Earth & Spruce Branches. Even just writing the words Greenhouse & Potting Shed reminds me of my dad’s shed that stored potatoes, the lawnmower, tarpaulins and terracotta pots … it was one of my favourite smells of my childhood being a blend of soil, grass cuttings and petrol. It’s only just occurred to me that I’ll never smell it again.
I think these candles are for anyone who wants an olfactory experience and moment rather than a background noise – I always burn as I write so I’ve got the fragrance around me. In this case, Bosk & Herb is woody and warm, green and deep. I feel I’m getting eucalyptus notes although it’s not indicated – but listed(amongst many) are thyme and fir balsam which might account for that type of note. These candles are all natural – no synthetics at all. They’re luxury pricing at £65 HERE non affiliate HERE but if you’re after a treat that sends you straight back to your childhood garden definitely worth a look.
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