Ice cream, suntan lotion, hot skin and the sea. The smells that, to me, are synonymous with Summer. Now I can add Jo Malone’s newest launches on to that list; English Fields. Although more of a Spring launch, the carefree and gentle notes of these fragrances really give me the Summer vibes. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a launch event for the new colognes.
P A C K A G I N G
Something a little different to Jo Malone. They’ve gone for a beautiful opaque matte bottle with muted tones. Visually, I love the Poppy and Barely one the most; would look stunning on a dressing table. These fragrances are limited edition and like with any Jo Malone launch, won’t be around for long. They come in the 30ml size only and cost £47 ( a little bit more than the solid collection)
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M Y F A V E O U R I T E
We got introduced to each fragrance one by one, learning the notes and inspirations. They’re all very pretty, nothing too masculine or obscure. I usually go for more woody, sexy smells that aren’t for everyone’s tastes. There are 5 in the collection; Primrose and Rye, Honey &Crocus, Poppy & Barley, Oat & Cornflower and Greenwheat & Meadowsweet (trying saying that after a few pornstar martinis). I was drawn to the Primrose and Rye the most. It’s not too floral or sweet for me. The vanilla notes give it the warmth that I long for with really gorgeous bright top notes. This is the kind of fragrance I’d splash on for a Summer BBQ or Spring date night. Very pretty and likeable.
M Y C O M B I N A T I O N
If you didn’t know (where have you been) one of the selling points of the Jo Malone brand is that all the scents are designed to be layered and combined. I already have some favourite combinations (Wood Sage and Sea Salt with WIld Bluebell is lush) so I was excited to try a new combo with Primrose and Rye. Now, I won’t keep banging on about how much I love Wood Sage and Sea Salt but it is my all-time favourite smell EVER. I went for this as the wash (it smells so warm and salty on the skin, perfect for the Summertime feel I was going for) . I paired it with the Oud and Bergemont Body Oil. A rich, warm, sexy smell to take this combination to the next level. I already knew I loved Oud and Bergemont but this combination left me SHOOK. I couldn’t stop smelling myself- I urge you to try it.
T H E J O M A L O N E S E R V I C E
I’ll let you in on a little secret- I worked for Jo Malone Brighton over Christmas and fell in love even more with the brand. The level of customer service is absolutely excellent and I urge anyone to go in and have a browse (no intimidating staff here!!) Every customer gets invited to a complimentary hand and arm massage where you can discover new fragrances and make new combinations for the ones you already love. Aslo, let’s take a minute for the packaging. It’s all recyclabe so don’t worry about the wastage. I know from experience how hard it is to tie those bows so please show some love to the Stylists who serve you! It was great to get a little personalised sticker and ornament to go with my goody bag, what a lovely touch!
Thank you to Katie, Jo Malone and Wild Mint Cafe for an amazing afternoon. I look forward to hearing what you all think of the new range!
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