As someone who more than enjoys the slightly chillier days of Autumn, it will come of little surprise that I am already planning both my wardrobe and beauty routine for the coming months, and I more than have a contender for my fragrance of the season in Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne.
For those who are eagle-eyed amongst us, you may actually recall Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne from the English Fields collection of 2018? Well for anyone who fell hard the first time around for its light and delectable notes, the good news is that it is back to stay as a permanent fixture of the Jo Malone line up.
If like myself you aren’t a huge fan of spice lead scents and want something soft, comforting and dare I say cosy like a giant knitted blanket, then Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne could be the very scent you have been searching for. It is light, floral and yet thanks to the slightly oaty trail of Barley it feels fitting for the season of crunchy leaves and layered clothing. Speaking of layers, Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne does partner well with just about every existing Jo Malone cologne you can imagine; in the spirit of counting down to Halloween, I have of course been adding a spritz or too alongside Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir.
The issue with writing about fragrance is that a screen can never truly portray exactly how it smells or settles on the skin, regardless of how many punchy adjectives I may fit in a paragraph. However in the instance of Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne is that it is entirely agreeable and I do believe that you would be hard pushed to not like it. It is safe yet special at the same time and that is a space rarely occupied by any fragrance.
“When I smell Poppy & Barley I am taken to the heart of an English meadow during the harvest.
It’s the end of every summer when the fields are a sea of gold and I picture lively light poppies moving and dancing in the breeze.” – CELINE ROUX, HEAD OF GLOBAL FRAGRANCE
If you can imagine the crispness of the air when the leaves are slowly browning and your sudden need for a scarf, yet the sun is still in the sky and it doesn’t quite feel like Winter will be rearing its head anytime soon and you have Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne. It is sweet thanks to a ripe and altogether juicy note of Blackcurrant, delicately floral and slightly powdery with a fresh, heart note of Poppy (enhanced by rose and violet) and yet it has an almost savoury twinge, due to the addition of the cereal-like note of Barley.
Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne will be launching soon – link.
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