The latest beautifully packaged fragrance from Jo Malone London is Osmanthus Blossom. A delicate, fresh floral, this is gorgeously spring-like, with hints of apricot and cashmere wood in the base.
The bottle is etched, and comes with a coloured back panel too:
The scent is lovely and light, very simple and crisp, gently floral without being too granny-like. It’s easy to wear, and perfectly suitable for spring. I’ve been wearing it layered over Jo Malone London Blackberry and Bay – which I always think of as a very autumn-like scent, and the pairing works really well. The Osmanthus softens out the rather masculine bay, and the soapy-blackberry note sweeten up the floral tendencies of the Osmanthus.
In what is increasingly looking like an over-saturation of Jo Malone launches this year (I ignored the “English Desserts” collection of a month or two ago, as they were all, frankly, disgustingly over-sweet and very definitely aimed at a different market to myself) this is a fragrance I’m surprised to find myself writing about to be honest, but it’s very definitely a “nice” scent, and will make a wonderful gift thanks to the fabulous packaging.
Osmanthus Blossom will cost £38 for 30ml, or £78 for 100ml when it’s released in May.