SCENT PROFILE: JO MALONE WOOD SAGE & SEA SALT

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt sounds sort of incredulous, that this is the first time Jo Malone, a beauty bloggers fav, makes an appearance on my site.

I’ll hold my hands up, I hadn’t really explored the brand until a few months ago, when with a 5 minutes to spare in Selfridges beauty hall, I slid into the iconic ivory and black boutique and seriously abused my nasal passages by working my way through their staggering 28 signature fragrances.

What I love about Jo Malone is the super interetsing and innovative scent pairings. Who new basil, which I’ve always coveted in a mozzarella and tomato caprese salad, would be so chic and desirable spritzed onto my pulse points?

Their latest Cologne is Blush Suede and Peony, another charming floral fragrance softened with the sensuality of suede. Personally, I’m all about the woodier, slightly androgynous scents making Wood Sage and Sea Salt the perfect choice for my first ever Jo Malone fragrance.

In the past I have often opted for seaside inspired scents with clean, oceanic smells like Miller Harris’ L’Eau Magnetic. Wood Sage and Sea Salt is the perfect everyday type of scent; never overpowering but light and fresh with a depth, much like the ocean, that bounces off the wearer inspiring intrigue in those who smell it.

In the UK, April is a time when our wardrobes start to get a little confused, the short dresses and denim cut offs beckon, yet leaving home without a coat would still be madness. Fortunately my scent wardrobe is a little less confused and Wood Sage and Sea salt is the perfect right now “spring” scent for me. Warm and earthy when it needs to be but lively and fresh too. A total sophisticated and pleasurable dream scent! I only have the 30ml bottle and it is going down alarmingly quickly.

Top Note: Ambrette Seeds

Heart Note: Sea Salt

Base Note: Sage

Next on my wish list? I’ve got my eye on Oud & Bergamot from the Cologne Intense range. I have also smelt the latest Herb Garden Limited editions collection and there are some real beauties in there.

What is your favourite Jo Malone scent?

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