Joseph Thomas True Candles is a luxury candle company located in Springfield, KY. It was founded by John Mudd and Craig Stevenson in 2003.  

Ok, so who is Joseph Thomas? 
The name is a combination of John and Craig's middle names. 

The goal was to create gender nuetral, attractive, enviornment creating pieces.

"They designed the products knowing that to be successful they must adhere to three basic principles:

Packaging must display beautifully, be gift-ready, and have a secondary use. 

Fragrance is a critical part of the home experience thus must be complicated but designed to be layered, in that any combination allows the buyer to create their own custom home fragrance.

They would use only the highest quality materials for the highest quality consumers. Only the most exclusive botanicals, oils, fabrics, and packaging are ever used."

They had immediate great success due to their dedication and love of what they did. 

Joseph Thomas True Candles was even commissioned to create a fragrance specifically for Nieman Marcus department stores, Delphinium, a candle they still produce now. (Nieman Markus no longer carries these candles)

In 2007 John became the sole owner and shortly after in 2008 he passed away. 

Due to his death, the company ceased manufacturing until 2009 when a couple named Gary and Gail Jarboe stepped in. The couple were big fans of the company and thought it would be a shame for such great products to just dissapear off the market. 

After talking with John's family, they resumed manufacturing with the same standards John used. 

All products come "instantly giftable" in a decorative reusable box or organza bag. 

The stainless steel labels add to the clean, modern, luxurious look of their products. 

I recieved ( as you can see from my pictures ) the Votive Collection. 

"The Collection contains all nine traditional Joseph Thomas fragrances in beautiful votive sized candles allowing the consumer to create and burn all their favorite combinations making this a spectacular gift."

I was also sent two more votives for consideration. 
Not only do these candles look great, they are great quality.

They use one pound of fragrance oils for every ten pounds of wax, which is a lot compared to most other candle companies. 
This set retails for $57.00 on their website. 

Until a few changes are made, purchases can be made by phone or email. See their website for details. 
To visit their website and view all their products and read their full story CLICK HERE
These votives look great. They are simple, yet classy looking, and will match many decors. 
My favorites of the eleven scents I have received are Snow and Thistle and Moss.

Snow smells to me like a mix of cucumber melon and peppermints. Although that sounds gross, it smells refreshing and modern. 

Thistle and Moss is a sexy dark but not overpowering cologne type smell. 
Fragrance Descriptions: From their site.

Dogwood Blossom - A delicate blend of celadon tea & airy ozone fragrances finishes sweet & powdery for a fragrance as delicate as its namesake.

Forsythia - Rich delicate florals layered with green notes of bradford cucumber, fresh grass and clary sage render a richly unisex fragrance.

Jacaranda - Sharp ocean notes mixed with clean cotton tones create an intoxicating fresh linen fragrance.

Lychee nut - Marine & jungle notes mingle to create a soft, sultry Asian blend worthy of geisha girls everywhere.

Persimmon - A unique mix of clary sage & juicy red pomegranates create a fragrance that is ripely exotic.

Quince - Top notes of Meyer lemon fold into a rich base of precious amber, white musk & mission fig to create a most luxurious blend.

Thistle and Moss - An essential lavender base infused with the exotic notes of sandalwood and vetyver give this candle a mysteriously unisex blend.

Wheat - Organic garden notes enhanced with green tomato leaf, bibb lettuce & bradford cucumber are layered with grain & grass for an earthy clean blend.

Willow - Thai lemongrass, dalmatian sage & mossy fern create the penultimate spa essence fragrance. Our best sellers.

- Icy peppermint mixes with cool cucumber to create this modern winter fragrance. Crisp Water notes add a clean finish to the scent.

Overall, these candles are great. They look great and smell great. The quality of them is outstanding. You can really tell how much love and heart is put into keeping this company going. 
Whether you are buying these as a gift for someone, or simply getting them to enjoy for yourself, you will not be disappointed. 
I was showing these candles to my Grandma, and she fell in love. 

Dian is a proud vintage mother of four and grandmother of nine.

She thinks this would be a great hostess gift, or nice wedding gift for the couple who has everything. 
What does she think?

Below are my grandmothers thoughts on each candle.

Dogwood Blossom - As smell as legendary as the dogwood trees. Like breathing fresh air.

Forsythia - One of the most beautiful flowers, anticipation of spring.

Jacaranda - Like a wet Florida backyard, with clotheslines of sheets.

Lychee nut - Fruity.

Persimmon - Delightful, fruit of the Gods

Quince - Apples, guava and figs.

Thistle and Moss - Deep, manly, night time of your teens and 20s.

Wheat - The wholesome grains of homemade bread dough.

Willow - Tropical gardens, can see why this is the best seller.

- Like looking at a frozen pond.  
I would like to give a big thank you to Joseph Thomas True for sending us these candles and I hope everyones Holidays and New Year were great.

1/16/2012 12:47:53 am

very elegant! I love aromatic candles. I probaly would like the willow scent according to your description.

10/7/2012 09:17:11 pm

All contents were expressed in a clear n simplified manner n it was meaningful too. You are a marvelous writer. Good work!

1/16/2012 12:59:50 am

I would really love those candles. They are simple yet elegant, and they have tons of different smells.

1/16/2012 01:21:25 am

now those candles are more my style!

1/16/2012 01:21:25 am

now those candles are more my style!


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