Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The latest from Jo Malone - Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

Getting a new lipstick always cheers me up, a new nail polish is sure to put a smile on my face and a new eye shadow palette definitely makes my day, but what truly makes me giddy and excited is a new perfume. Scent has always been very important to me and not only does it compliment an outfit or a look, it has the ability to inspire, comfort and relax making you the most confident person in the world, or the complete opposite if you get a fragrance that for whatever reason doesn't work for you. I don't knock any type of fragrance until I've tried it; fruity, floral, spicy, green, foody, classic, contemporary - I've tried it all, but what really draws me in is a scent that captures a mood, an atmosphere or a scene, and the latest one to do just that is Jo Malone's Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne (£40).
Many of the most well known Jo Malone scents belong to either the citrus, floral/light floral or fruity category but for me this latest addition to the "quintessentially British" fragrance library doesn't fit in any of them, and in fact it opens the door to a completely new category. It's described as a combination of fresh air, sea spray and woody notes that capture the scent of the English coast. When you first spray it you'll get a burst of zesty but soft grapefruit and an undertone of cool marine saltiness, which makes the scent initially airy and light and after that it gives way to deeper tones of subtle musky, warm ambrette seed and sensual, aromatic sage. I've never come across a composition like this and it creates a very natural, understated and dreamy fragrance with a slightly raw and gritty undertone reminding me of salty sun kissed skin. It's a sophisticated, relaxed and harmonious scent as far away from florals as you can get and I would even say that it can easily be worn by both women and men.

As much as I am enamoured with this scent unfortunately I have to say that as with many of the other Jo Malone colognes the scent doesn't last as long as I would have liked and on me it starts to fade after only a few hrs. That's not going to stop me from wearing it and it doesn't take away from that fact that it's a scentsational fragrance. I absolutely adore this modern, beachy and woody scent and it has definitely captured the spirit of summer, which will be perfect for keeping spirits up as we move into Autumn. Jo Malone has a wonderful range of scents that are now modern classics, but I love the innovative concepts and new directions we've seen this year - first with the London Rain Collection and now this amazing evocative scent. The unique Wood Sage & Sea Salt launches in September and it will be available in a hand & body wash, body creme and candle as well so you can surround yourself with the memory of summer, and we can all live the rest of the year by the sea side.  

40 comments:

  1. This sounds absolutely gorgeous! I am dying to try this! Come on September!

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    1. It's so different from the rest of the Jo Malone range and a great addition at that :o) Xx

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  2. I wish I can get a sniff of this "scentsational" frageanve :P
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  3. This perfume sounds gorgeous! It's a shame it doesn't last very long on the skin considering they are rather pricey! xx
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    1. Definitely, unfortunately I've had the same issue with a lot of the lighter Jo Malone colognes... :o/ Xx

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  4. Too bad it fades so quickly but it sounds absolutely wonderful!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. It's completely unique and so addictive :o) Xx

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  5. Ohh my goodness me! You pushed me to the right direction with this one. It now instantly went to the top of my wishlist. Xx

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    1. :o) - it's really something very special and I hope you'll LOVE it :o) Xx

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  6. I love Jo Malone and this one in particular sounds gorgeous! They are always a little expensive though so its going on my Christmas wishlist for now haha :)

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    1. Anything from Jo Malone is a great present :o) Xx

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  7. I really need to try some Jo Malone!

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    1. Absolutely - they have so many amazing scents in their range it's difficult to get only one :o) Xx

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  8. gosh, the combination of your description and beautiful photos make this sounds heavenly! I would just be a bit concerned about the wear time...

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    1. Thank you so much!! I know what you mean, I'm definitely going to get the body cream too to make it last longer :o) Xx

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  9. Jo Malone Suede & Rose Peony Blush is one of my favourite scents, so I can't wait to try this. They haven't disappointed me as yet!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Oh yes, that's lovely too and for me that one seems to wear longer as well - perhaps it's because of the scent combination... ? :o) Xx

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  10. This sounds divine for summer! I always go and sniff the Jo Malone counter, but I haven't gotten anything yet. I need to go smell this!
    xoxo Lauren | Will Sing For Makeup

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  11. Gorgeous photography as always, Charlotte! This fragrance sounds lovely! :) xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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  12. Oh my goodness, this sounds absolutely amazing! I love your photos too Charlotte :) xx

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  13. This perfume sounds so wonderful, Charlotte! The lasting power of 3 hours is considered intense to me, as nothing ever lasts on my skin. Lol. I'll definitely check it out.
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  14. mmm while reading your post I could smell a fragrance lol weird :P
    nice post :)

    Sally

    sallymeetstheworld.blogspot.ca

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  15. In spite of your brilliant description I'm really struggling to imagine what this smells like! I'll have to go give it a sniff!

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  16. I have seen this advertised but really want to smell it. As you say it is very different from there other scents. Lime and basil is a favouirte but agree that the a scent only lasts a little while Lucy x

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  18. I like the fragrance.

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