As a lover of Autumn, I need little persuasion to try a new and warming fragrance that encapsulates and celebrates the richest season of all. Answering my call for a warming yet refined, ready-to-wear scent is one of the two new Jo Malone colognes – Jo Malone English Oak & Redcurrant.
I’m a city girl but come September my head is filled with the thoughts and aromas of leaves crunching under foot, ripe berries and generally the rich, delectable foods of harvest. As much as I enjoy burning Pumpkin tinged scented products (and who doesn’t), it’s not a fragrance I’m overly keen to mist onto my person, and yet there is certainly an Autumn shaped gap in my fragrance collection. Up until now I relied upon two other iconic Jo Malone colognes: Pomegranate Noir and Blackberry & Bay – both are delectable but a little too fruit based for my current needs.
Then came along Jo Malone English Oak & Redcurrant…
Yes it’s bold, full bodied and has a red, almost tangy note but it is unlike anything else on the Jo Malone repertoire. It’s soft, cosy and crisp like the first day of November thanks to the unforgettable notes of roasted oak and rose, then of course there is the sweet uplifting note of juicy redcurrant, that injects both a warm and playful whimsy twist into the scent. Jo Malone English Oak & Redcurrant cologne begs to be worn with a large cable knit, cream sweater and your favourite scarf, whilst you go scavenging for chestnuts…or wait for the bus, whatever is more realistic.
Autumn has been bottled and boy does it smell great.
Jo Malone English Oak & Redcurrant Cologne £88/£44 – link.
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