When I visited the new John Lewis Beauty Hall I took a little trip to the brand new Jo Malone shop contained inside to see what new colognes had been launched. A friendly staff member quickly took me under her wing and showed me around. I mentioned that I had had English Pear and Freesia last year and she suggested I might like Orange Blossom.
Described as -
A shimmering garden oasis. Clementine flower sparkles over a heart of orange blossom and water lily, with warm undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver. This scent is a pure delight.
Now one of the things I have had a much better understanding of since writing about scents is what notes appeal to me and I knew that Orange Blossom is one of those notes so I was happy to give it a try.
She popped a sample bottle into a cute mini Jo Malone bag and off I went...
My thoughts -
Orange Blossom is a deliciously fresh and fruity scent in which the initial spray is reminiscent of unpeeling a satsuma orange. I actually love that smell as it evokes many a happy childhood Christmas when we would have them in the house. Of course now they are far more readily available all year round!
As the cologne settles, it is a soft floral (this will be the Iris, from the Orris) with a very, very subtle spicy scent. Extremely wearable and personally I feel that this is one best worn in the Summer.
Jo Malone Orange Blossom costs £38 for 30ml