JO LOVES: The MANGO Collection
NEW FROM JO LOVES: The Mango Collection
Jo Malone’s own brand Jo Loves stole our hearts last Christmas when we discovered Pomelo. Instantly transporting us to blue skies somewhere in Italy with its crisp, piquant, feel-good, citrus-but-different scent, Pomelo was a blast of sunshine in a cold, drab UK winter.
In April, coincidentally the same week that Pomelo won Best New Fragrance Launch in the inaugural Beauty Shortlist Awards, Jo held a press launch in London to celebrate her three new fragrances. All Mango-based and all delicious, each is quite unique. Jo was inspired to create the new Mango Collection after watching a bartender work his cocktail magic at the Four Seasons in NYC.
Forced to choose a favourite, it’s a close tie between Mango Nectar and A Shot of Thai Lime Over Mango. By a whisker of a spritz? Mango Nectar. It captures that mango essence without being over sweet or too fruity and gets its unexpected edge from pink grapefruit, bitter orange, mango leaf, apricot blossom, and musk. It reminds me of holidays in Greece…the salad and sesame bread lunches under the fig tree, flip-flops and a swimsuit, bottles of Orangina on the table and those big blue Mediterranean views you can rely on almost every single day, every single summer.
A Shot of Thai Lime Over Mango is wonderfully zesty, with notes of black pepper, freesia, white thyme absolute, vetiver and mint leaf. Finally, A Shot of Oud Over Mango is completely different. It’s intriguing and most definitely “oud”. Handsome and exotic without being too heavy, it has the mango and oud wood, plus a shot of freesia and black pepper. I’d wear this in the evening (and it would be gorgeous on a man!)
The new Jo Loves Mango range is available at JO LOVES
Two sizes: £45/30ml and £95/100ml