Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Orange Blossom and Earl Grey & Cucumber

Friday, June 14, 2013

Recently at the Nordstrom Trend Event, I was given quite a few perfume samples and among them were three Jo Malone colognes. I think that Jo Malone scents are absolutely perfect for summer as they are usually quite fresh and have that light airy-ness to them that makes them perfect for layering. It seems unfair to lump all three into one post, doesn't it? I only wanted to do a quick summary of them because I always find it difficult to come up with a full post for each scent. 

Nectarine Blossom & Honey

Jo Malone says: 

A youthful and fruity fragrance, Nectarine Blossom & Honey is inspired by the delicious scent of just-ripening nectarines and a taste of refreshing peach sorbet. Mouthwatering nectarine and peach with hints of plum, blackcurrant and vetiver are combined with the sweet warmth of acacia honey in this truly seductive combination.
I was pretty excited about this one, because one of my earliest memories associated with a scent is the smell of the nectarine trees in my uncle's courtyard. I was surprised that this smelled heavily of the fruit (super juicy nectarines and peaches) and less of the blossom. Though "honey" is thrown in the name, I didn't get a single whiff of it. I didn't get the dry down until about five hours into wearing it, which is much too long for me, but it became a little more green.  Sillage was good as was longevity, on a hot day I still could smell it after eight hours. Though it's a nice scent, it's just not suited for me.

Orange Blossom 

Jo Malone says:

The scent of clementine leaves in the morning dew sparkles above a heart of orange blossom and water lily, transporting the wearer to a garden oasis.
This one is my favorite of the three. I am definitely considering picking up a bottle of this in the near future. The funny thing is though initially there is a burst of orange, like when someone peels a clementine right in front of you, I mostly smell lilacs for the duration of the cologne. I smell tiny tad bit of orange blossom but it is really quite faint. I'm actually allergic to lilacs but love the scent, this smell is so lovely, it makes me want to nuzzle my wrists all day long. The only thing that keeps me from buying this for sure is that the longevity was weak for me, the sillage only so so. Pretty much completely faded after a couple of hours and I don't think anyone else could smell it other than me.

Earl Grey & Cucumber

Jo Malone says:

A British tradition… afternoon tea.  A fragrance with a burst of bergamot, distinct to Earl Grey, and the cool succulence of crunchy cucumber.  Counterpoised with a sweet base of beeswax, vanilla and musk.  Reviving and refined.
I think this is the second or third time I've received a sample of Earl Grey & Cucumber. Out of all three, this was Morgan's personal favorite. I think it may be because it is the most calming out of the three, who can't resist a cup of tea? It smells exactly like a steaming cup of tea and I really pick up on the cucumber  (I think it's because I've been eating it like crazy, at least one per day) but not so much musk or vanilla. The mental image I paint is afternoon tea with a tray of those delicious cucumber sandwiches. I didn't think the sillage was very good but it lasted longer than I expected, disappearing at around four to five hours after application.

Have you tried any of these three scents? Oh! Also, for those of you in the UK with access to Jo Loves, what are your thoughts? I so dearly want to try Jo Loves Mango Nectar but we won't have Jo Loves here in the US... pretty much indefinitely from what I hear.

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