Blackberry & Bay

This is such a beautifully unisex scent (Jo Malone 2012). It smells elegant in a rather traditionally feminine way (as all Jo Malone fragrances do), but it also smells fresh, almost cuttingly so and has a somewhat masculine drydown. The bay leaf and vetiver are especially noticeable in the drydown. It has decent longevity too….

English Pear & Freesia

I think I may have found my perfect pear fragrance with English Pear & Freesia (Jo Malone 2010). But then again, I might not have. I’m unsure. The melon starts off as a nice compliment to the pear. The freesia along with rose are very present. And the base notes are each pungent but also…

Earl Grey & Cucumber

Earl Grey & Cucumber starts off with a very noticeable blend of notes (bergamot in particular) that smell like earl grey indeed. And it’s lovely!! (Jo Malone 2011) Then it moves into the realm of powdery scents with a gentle, slightly fruity, slightly musky, vanilla laced charm. It isn’t a fragrance to make noise with…

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…

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,…

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…

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”…