They say flowers are the way to a woman’s heart, but I kind of I like my flowers bottled up and served in a pretty Jo Malone London packaging. This spring couldn’t start any better as, the other day, my delivery man handed me a box with no less than five (!!!) new limited editions from my favorite British brand. This fresh collection is called Wild Flowers and Weeds, and is inspired by the unruly weeds and wildly-wonderful plants and flowers that line the banks of a winding river. In true  Jo Malone London style, the theme is full of nostalgia and reminiscence of long-forgotten memories. Childhood, summer evenings, closing my eyes and seeing my grandma’s living room the always smelled of dried willow and birch leaves. Each perception is unique of course so I can only encourage you to smell these five new unexpected combinations to find the one (or two, or three) scents that tell your story. In the meantime let’s browse through the collection.

Hemlock & Bergamot

Curiously enough I don’t catch the bergamot note’s freshness very easily here, to me it is more of a  beautiful powdery scent doubled with a flower bouquet of hemlock, mimosa and heliotrope.

Cade & Cedarwood

Whilst the collection is overall very fresh and spring-ish, this fragrance appears to me to be warmer and intense – that’s the cedarwood effect for sure. Cade brings here some smoky leathery notes soothed a bit by some base vanilla notes. 

Lupin & Patchouli 

My personal favorite of the collection, blame it on my obsession with roses – here I find the delightful blend of roses I adore, mixed to patchouli and mandarin. For those that like elegant, floral fragrances. 

Willow & Amber 

A fresh woody scent just as I like them. The first scent I smell there is bergamot, one of the top notes, then it’s all about vetiver and amber notes. This fragrance is very light and soft, would cooperate perfectly in the scent combination game. It’s also Charles’ favorite, he wears it as a base to his Oud&Bergamot.

Nettle & Wild Achillea 

I don’t think I ever tried a fragrance with nettle notes before, yet this one seduced me right away. With citrusy notes of bergamot and chamomile-like notes of achillea on top on the nettle, it is a  very green scent, softened by a white musk base. 

Pictures : Charles Legrand

In collaboration with Jo Malone London