Monday, June 9, 2014

Jo Malone Silk Blossom Cologne | Limited Edition


Jo Malone has released a couple new fragrances this spring-summer. There are two new florals, Silk Blossom Cologne ($65 to $120) and Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense ($145). Both are lovely soft feminine spring-summery scents. I opted for the Silk Blossom which I found to be more spicy and well rounded with a mix of spice, florals, apricots and hint of powder undertones. When you smell Silk Blossom by itself, it seems like a basic floral, but if you spray this and compare it to the Tuberose Angelica (more floral and clearly tuberose-ish) or even Peony Blush Suede (sweeter, simpler with a more youthful feel, on me this one turns a bit rubbery), you will notice that the Silk Blossom has more spice and complexity. It's hard to detect exactly what kind of floral notes there are since there is a blend of many notes. According to Jo Malone:
  • Top notes: White Pepper. Softer than black pepper, it diffuses elegant spiciness through the top notes.
  • Heart notes: Silk Blossom. Its fruity, peachy character and subtle green accent give the fragrance its enticing silky lightness. The heart of the fragrance is further enhanced by rose and jasmine petals.
  • Base notes: The verdancy of moss cushions the base of the fragrance in earthy, woody warmth.


I know many are fans of layering Jo Malone fragrances. I've mixed and layered a few on occasion but I prefer to wear them alone as is. That being said I've mixed my Silk Blossom with samples from gifts I've accumulated, I've found it blends well with Peony and Blush Suede and Orange Blossom.




Overall a winner in my book for spring and summer florals which seem to be taking over my fragrance routine these days. I find it lasts longer on me than most Jo Malone scents do and it fades nicely on the skin as it wears throughout the day. It doesn't turn sweet or bitter like some florals can.

I'm normally not drawn to such sweet florals, but these days I'm loving Dolce by Dolce and Gabbana, Diptyque Geranium Odorata and still going through Jo Malone Wild Bluebell.

Jo Malone Silk Blossom is a limited-edition scent. It comes in three options:


I've been contemplating the candle, however it seemed significantly sweeter in the store. The pink packaging is to die for but I have some Diptyque on my wish list right now. Silk Blossom is available while supplies last at Neiman MarcusNordstrom,  SaksSelfridges and Jo Malone.

Have you tried any of the new Jo Malone fragrances this summer? What are your favorites?



10 comments:

  1. I want this one so badly and I haven't' even sniffed it yet! So good to hear that it pairs well with peony and blush suede, I love that one so much!

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  2. I have a few tiny samples of Peony and Suede and a bottle of Orange Blossom which I absolutely love! These perfumes are on my wishlist for Spain! Definitely getting a few! :D

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  3. Oh this is gorgeous! Lovely pics, by the way! x

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  4. I smelt this in store, it's amazing!

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  5. This fragrance looks gorgeous! Hi Sabrina, I have an off-topic question I was hoping you might be able to help me with. I'm going on a 2-week trip overseas in a few months. I adore seeing photos of your travel makeup bag and goodies, but I was wondering whether you've ever faced the worry of having your luxury things stolen? I want to bring a few of my high-end products with me to enjoy on the trip, but I don't want to risk losing them along the way. Any insight into this issue? I'd really appreciate it!

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  6. Hi Sabrina,

    Lovely photos! Jo Malone Silk Blossom sounds like such a pretty spring / summer scent!

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  7. Love this fragrance so much! Also a fan of layering with other Jo Malone fragrances. Orange Blossom sounds like it would be nice to layer with...I'll have to try it out :)

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  8. lovely pics :) i can't remember if I sniffed this one or not!

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