English Oak and Hazelnut 

I’m beginning to recognize the Jo Malone signature, and of course this one is not an exception. English Oak and Hazelnut (Jo Malone 2017) is fresh, clean, cheerful and bright but elegant. While a citrus note isn’t listed the cedar is especially citrusy and the hazelnut and oak seem to join together in unison to create a starched, woody and yet light and perfectly autumnal scent. Both the cedar and oak are a little pine-like too. Very enjoyable.

Top note: hazelnut.  Middle note: cedar.  Base note: oak.

Nose: Yann Vasnier

Amber & Lavender Cologne

Delightful.  Jo Malone fragraces are almost always, always nothing if not delightful.  This lavender cool beauty is like crystal clear spring water running over mountain rocks (Jo Malone 1995).  The bergamot has a big role here…  But lets not forget the remarkable amber…  And how mint, clove and muguet meld into one note of clean, elegant perfection.    If you’re not thirsty for a tall glass of ice cold mineral water when you smell this you’ll instantly become thirsty for one upon sniffing it.  …I see so many iconic fragrances coming after this one that must have been inspired by it.  Jo Malone, you are a genius indeed.

Top notes: bergamot, lavender and mint.  Middle notes: lily-of-the-valley, clove and cinnamon.  Base notes: myrhh, patchouli and amber.

Nose: Jo Malone

Nectarine Blossom & Honey

Juicy, ripe nectarine sloshes delightfully about with honey (Jo Malone 2005).  That is Nectarine Blossom & Honey in nutshell…   But really though, peach, nectarine plum and black currant are divine in this fragrance.   Of course, the nectarine sings though.  It’s the shining star of this beauty…  The vetiver is detectable though. But it serves as a sort of chaperon to the other more joyful and playful fruity notes.  Perfect for spring or summer this scent is delicious.

Top notes: green notes, black currant and petitgrain.  Middle notes: nectarine and black locust.  Base notes: vetiver, peach and plum.

Nose: Jo Malone

Red Roses

If I didn’t have a list of notes in to refer to thanks to Fragrantica I would simply think that Jo Malone magically transports fresh red roses to your noses when you wear Red Roses (Jo Malone 2001).  The juicy apple-like violet leaf, lemon and mint work perfectly together to create the effect of “fresh” that’s hard to replicate from nature.  And, of course, the beeswax note is another masterful touch of authenticity…  It’s romantic, refined and classic.  A lovely rose scent indeed.

Top notes are lemon and mint; middle notes are violet leaf and bulgarian rose; base note is beeswax.

Nose: Patricia Bilodeau