Lime, Basil & Mandarin
Lime, Basil & Mandarin is gorgeously juicy and savoury, yet its combination of voluptuous citrus and dried herb maintains a status beyond what can be described as ‘mouth-watering’ or ‘delicious’, which I feel are terms too base to describe such a divine essence. For this perfume is profoundly fresh and delightfully uplifting with is supreme pairing of Caribbean lime and exotic mandarin, grounded by the authentic earthiness offered by a touch of Mediterranean herb and a hint of precious amber. Lime, Basil & Mandarin offers one a blissful taste of what it’s like to stand beneath the fruit trees of old Paradise.
Contrary to what its simplistic title and associated blob-like image might suggest, Jo Malone’s Grapefruit is so much more than a monotonous burst of radiant pomp. It’s grand, it’s complex, and its magic works on a number of levels. There are few fruits as fresh as a grapefruit and among them are the largest of all citruses. In this perfume the grapefruit’s boldness is amplified by heady rosemary and spirited camphor, while lavender and peppermint offer a blissful coolness. The uplifting essence rests on a base of lush, springy moss.
Earl Grey & Cucumber
This essence seems to be inspired by the distinctively crisp summers of England. It’s not conservative or plain like its name might suggest; but rather, pleasantly fresh and comforting, like afternoon breeze in your fully-bloomed back garden. The cucumber here takes on less of a salad-y quality; instead its wholesomely watery nuances diffuse wonderfully with the inviting steam of a cup of Earl Grey tea and its special sparkle of bergamot. A touch of tobacco brings magic to the lushness of the tea leaf and green citrus; while beeswax and vanilla musk offer hints of nectar reminiscent of fresh, delicate flowers.