The latest collection from Jo Malone London, Blue Skies and Blossoms, could not be more summery if it arrived boxed in it’s very own beach hut. If you were struggling to get in the mood for a little bit of sunshine, get yourself down to your nearest Jo Malone London store and have a sniff of one of the three Blue Skies and Blossoms colognes and trust me, that’ll all change!
Having had a little read, it seems the most popular of the three is the Osmanthus Blossom (the other two in the range are Sakura Cherry Blossom and Plum Blossom) which is the one I’m writing about today. I’ve got pretty generic tastes in fragrance; I like all the traditional crowd-pleasers like jasmine (favourite note ever), vanilla and all the big floral names, yet Osmanthus Blossom is quite a bit different to the scents I usually go for.
If you’re like me and you like the notes that I’ve mentioned but would like to transition to something a little more grown-up and sophisticated, Osmanthus Blossom is a very good place to start. It’s a simple yet elegant scent with a top note of petitgrain and a base note of Cashmere wood, which of course house the heart note of the osmanthus. It’s pretty without being overtly feminine and the wood keeps it far from sickly. It’s a truly lovely summer scent that I’m reaching for regularly (although, interestingly, only on the days when the sun is out!) making the Jo Malone London Blue Skies and Blossoms collection a wonderful trio that brilliantly evoke all the good feelings that come hand-in-hand with the summer months. The collection is available now which each cologne costing £86 for 100ml here – link.