My final stop on my recent trip to London was the Jo Malone counter in John Lewis Oxford Street. This is a spanking brand new counter in the spanking brand new Beauty Hall, and very nicely done. The staff were lovely, as I’ve always found Jo Malone’s staff to be, and I had a nice mooch round. The main purpose in going was to restock on my summer staple fragrance, Lime, Basil and Mandarin. Whenever the sun is at full strength this is what I reach for. There’s something about it which makes me feel cooler, even if just for a minute.
Whilst at the counter, I got sucked into trying the newest Limited Edition, Plum Blossom. I have to be really careful with Jo Malone – some that I have bought in the past I have found to be quite brutal smelling on me – but this one is proving to be a winner. JM are offering Plum Blossom in two sizes, so I erred on the side of caution and went for the smaller.
Jo Malone describe Plum Blossom as “Inspired by cerise, Plum Blossom opens with the fruitful freshness of yellow plum, its floral heart blooms on a background of creamy sandalwood and clean, white musk.” The plum goes quickly on me, and it soon dries down into a really pretty floral. I knew I’d like the base notes, which I do, and I have really enjoyed wearing this. I haven’t started combining it with the rest of my Jo Malone’s but that’s next on the agenda. A definite Spring fragrance and a really nice addition to my collection.