THE LONDON BLOOMS COLLECTION
Inspired by the British Garden, where surprising juxtapositions rarely happen in the flower beds by chance. Introducing Iris & Lady Moore, White Lilac & Rhubarb and Peony & Moss.
Brief description of each scent extracted from the website.
IRIS & LADY MOORE COLOGNE
A mingling between spicy-fresh, common-or-garden geranium and noble iris, powdery and poised. Brought together on dry-grass base of vetiver.
WHITE LILAC & RHUBARB COLOGNE
A daring juxtaposition. Tart-vibrant rhubarb cuts through the soft lilac, rose and sun-loving heliotrope.
PEONY & MOSS COLOGNE
Contrasting the dainty and the dirty. The gossamer lightness of delicate peonies grounded in earthy green.
When information of this collection surfaced, I thought the scent I would love will be Iris & Lady Moore but that was last on the list when Kas and I visited Jo Malone last month. Instead, it was White Lilac & Rhubarb and Peony & Moss that appealed to me more. I couldn’t decide which to pick and that little voice inside me said “take both”.
But of course, that little voice didn’t work this time – yes, this time.
I picked up White Lilac & Rhubarb. The soft floral scent captured my attention and rhubarb emerges after – slowly making its way to the surface. As much as I like this scent, Mak doesn’t quite like it – he didn’t mention but I noticed he always sneezes when I have this on.
I don’t usually layer this scent but if I were to do so, Earl Grey & Cucumber would be my choice. Together, they deliver the freshness I often seek for in the late afternoon.
Which is your favourite from this series?
Jo Malone is available at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, #02-12B. Each 100ml cologne retails at S$190 and this is a limited edition collection.