The Herb Garden Collection from Jo Malone* | available in stores and online
There really isn’t anything more British than the scent and sight of a verdant herb garden. A tapestry of fragrances from fresh lavender, zesty lemon thyme to spicy nasturtium and striking coriander. It is little wonder then that the quintessential herb garden has inspired the latest collection from the very British brand Jo Malone as they launch five new captivating and delectable scents capturing an array of fragrant foliage.
Packaged in a charming green bottle with a foliage illustration on each, it really is a stunning launch and each scent is as exciting and memorable as the next. The five fragrances are:
Sorrel & Lemon Thyme, Wild Strawberry & Parsley, Nasturtium & Clover, Carrot Blossom & Fennel and Lavender & Coriander.
The two colognes I have been sniffing and spritzing recently are the Wild Strawberry & Parsley and Carrot Blossom & Fennel and I have fallen in love with both. They are so unique and different from any other perfume I have owned. Wild Strawberry & Parsley is a mingle of sweet, delectable strawberries and ripened blackcurrants mixed with the peppery bite of flat-leaf parsley. It is soft, sweet with a hint of earthiness. It really does conjure up memories of strawberry picking in the Summer when I was a little girl. Carrot Blossom & Fennel is refined yet whimsy giving you a distinctive twist of ripe carrots and fresh fennel. Rose and orange flower brightens the earthy carrot notes whilst the floral elegance of iris punctuates an unforgettable finish. This is such a unique scent and a love it or hate it kind of thing! I personally think it smells lovely (not too carrot-y!) and settles beautifully on the skin to a soft floral finish.
The whole Herb Garden collection is out now and available in the little 30ml cologne bottles – retailing at £44 each. Lavender is one of my favourite scents so I will definitely be checking out Lavender & Coriander next time I am passing a Jo Malone counter. Which cologne appeals to you?