JO MALONE LONDON OSMANTHUS BLOSSOM Limited Edition
Even after all these years, every time there’s a new Jo Malone London cologne launch, we get more than a little excited…and now along comes Osmanthus Blossom just in time for early summer.
Known as the less romantic-sounding Tea Olive in China (where they make osmanthus tea and the flowers are used to make osmanthus-scented jam), osmanthus absolute is one of the more expensive fragrance components in the perfume world.
Sweet, delicate, creamy and apricot-peachy, it isn’t as well known in the west as other flowers used in fragrances, but Gucci Flora, Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan, Michael Kors by Michael Kors, Marcela Borghese Il Bacio and Roger & Gallet’s Fleurs d’Osmanthus (clue is in the name) are some of the fragrances osmanthus shows up in. And when it shows up, it’s usually in something very pretty and quite special. Perfect for a British summer.
THE NEW JO MALONE OSMANTHUS BLOSSOM COLLECTION (Limited Edition)
Delicately exotic, this white flower captures the duality of apricot counterpoised with supple leather.
Luminous petitgrain and luscious peach and orange flower ripple over voluptuous cashmere wood.
Heart: Osmanthus Blossom
Base: Cashmere Wood
For a fresh twist, layer with Jo Malone London’s Blackberry & Bay to add a tart verdant depth or Nectarine Blossom & Honey to amplify with a sophisticated sweetness.
Cologne 30ml RRP £38 / €46
Cologne 100ml RRP £76 / €92