As the warmth of summer slowly leaves us and the rainy weather starts to set in, there is nothing more perfect than beautiful scents to help cheer us up. Enter the new Jo Malone London collection, aptly named London Rain
. It is a limited edition collection by master perfumer Christine Nagel, which features four fragrances that capture and create the different moods of rain – from a soft dew to an intense rainstorm.
Rain & Angelica
A cool and rejuvenating fragrance that is a beautiful wakeup call reminiscent of the morning dew left by overnight rain. The scent is very fresh with hints of juicy citrus and a subtle earthy base of vetiver.
Wisteria & Violet
An enchanting floral scent which conjures up a picture of gentle morning showers. The floral is light and slightly sweet with the scent of fresh rain drops on violet petals, water lily and patchouli.
White Jasmine & Mint
This lively and refreshing scent mimics an afternoon burst of rain. The burst is one of joy filled with notes of jasmine and orange flower, plus the fresh and uplifting touches of mint and cucumber.
Black Cedar Wood & Juniper
Inspired by the darkness of a midnight rainstorm , this cologne is seductive yet comforting. Cumin, chilli leaves and juniper combined with cedar wood, give this fragrance an earthy yet modern twist.
The Jo Malone London Rain Collection is available now for a limited time at all Jo Malone counters and online. The four fragrances are available in the 100ml size, RRP AU$180 each.
Spring always has me lusting after fresh floral scents when it comes to fragrance. So I couldn’t have been more excited when I heard about the newest release from English fragrance house Jo Malone and master perfumer Christine Nagel… Presenting Miss Peony & Blush Suede
I would describe Peony & Blush Suede as a very feminine and sophisticated fragrance. It’s not an overly flower power scent that you might expect from the name, instead it is a lovely warm, subtly sweet floral. The floral bouquet is charming and flirtatious with a juicy bite of red apple, which adds the sweetness to the scent, and the suede base really helps to ground the fragrance giving it warmth and added luxury. At first spray you do get that burst of strong, juicy and floral top notes but then it softens down to a lovely, clean powdery scent which I adore. The longevity of the fragrance is also pretty amazing, it lasts a whole day on me without the scent morphing at all. Peonies also happen to be my favourite flower! Win, win!
I don’t have much experience when it comes to fragrance layering but Jo Malone has recommended combining this with English Pear & Freesia or Orange Blossom to play up either the fruity or floral scents of the cologne 🙂 Overall I am loving this fragrance and it has definitely become my signature spring scent!
The Peony & Blush Suede collection is available now from all Jo Malone boutiques and online.
Cologne 30ml RRP AU$90
Cologne 100ml RRP AU$170
Body & Hand Wash 250ml RRP AU$85
Body Crème 175ml RRP AU$130
Home Candle 200g RRP AU$105
‘s Look fragrance reminds me of a beautiful spring breeze. It’s light and refreshing yet sweet at the same time!
The top notes of Look are fruity as they include mandarin and apple. Middle notes are slightly floral, made up of lily, freesia and jasmine. Then the perfume settles into the base notes of vanilla, patchouli and musk, which provide a lovely soft sweetness. I wouldn’t say it is an overly complex scent, but I think it works well with the femininity and spirit of the perfume.
I also like Look’s simplistic yet chic glass bottle, it allows you to focus your attention on the beautiful perfume rather than the aesthetics. Look is a modern and feminine scent, that’s fresh and warm, and would definitely suit all seasons and all ages. I absolutely adore it!
Available now from most perfume and department stores, RRP AU$59 for 50ml. I purchased my bottle here in Australia at Priceline, on sale for AU$29.