HERMITAGE NOEL 1878 PRECIOUS™ scented candle from Jonathan Ward - artisan scented candle / Jonathan Ward



A century old recipe reborn. Homage to Lucien Olivier’s Russian interpretation of a Royal Christmas Pudding.

Shipping from December 5th
HERMITAGE NOEL 1878 PRECIOUS™ is an organic beeswax and coconut propriety wax blend scented candle. Hand-poured in the UK, with an average burn time of 40 - 45 hours, HERMITAGE NOEL 1878 PRECIOUS™ ships worldwide and retails for £65.00 (GBP)

Fragrance Notes

Clementine, Saffron, Spearmint
Russian Cognac, Arabian Dates, Fig, Prune, Dill seed, Anise
Amber, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cypress, Agar Wood
Burn time
40 - 45 hours
H105mm, W90mm, D90mm

This season we decided to focus on those things that we treasure. As a marked year in history, 2020 did not seem right for the Jonathan Ward brand to release another new candle. Working with a fellow craftsman and jewellery designer, who like us, makes each of his adornments by hand. Over the years he has collected gold, platinum and silver dust as he carves and crafts. The dust contaminates, the second it touches the work surface so can never be melted down purely. We decided it could be quite wonderful to engrave our signature logo into the Jonathan Ward Italian glass and fill the engraving with the precious metal. Modern luxury up-cycling using the discards of luxury.

Jonathan Ward candles are hand poured using a certified organic wax blend. Complex fragrances delivered in the cleanest way. British craftsmanship, global spirit.

The 2019 Jonathan Ward Seasonal candle is Inspired by Lucien Olivier (1838 - 1883) the Belgian chef and owner of Moscow’source s Hermitage Restaurant: described as one of the great historic restaurants of the world, and the birthplace of French-Russian cuisine. Our mantra, as ever, is innovation, not replication and in this particular scent we capture the energy and history of one of the first Christmas puddings, full of Russian decadence with an elegant European twist, piqued with history. This is a scent that while a noble nod to Noel, is something that would be evocative of the Winter season itself and not out of place on a wintry February day. We explored the hand carved tree trunk hiding holes that acted as early fridges with notes of agar wood, cypress and Peru Balsam in the base merged with Russian leather, coffee absolute, and the ever seasonal frankincense and myrrh. The deeply sensual wood and leather notes edged with dark molasses. The heart notes re-define gourmand with nectar of majhool dates and ripe fig, plum and prune. A sprinkling of dill seed, anise and pink pepper punctuates the fragrance with a festive flourish of premium cognac and muscat. The top notes are made up of almond, subtly accented with grains and seeds, and fresher notes of saffron, spearmint and bitter clementine peel.


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