Jo Malone Jasmine Sambac & Marigold is the newest member of the Cologne Intense family and you can still probably hear the squeals that emitted out of me when this arrived. I only have a couple of the Cologne Intense scents and I love them so this is a welcome addition to my collection.
I love the smell of Jasmine as it takes me back to holidays in Spain as a teenager, so I was excited by this. Ever since I got the email telling me that I was being sent this, I was really eager to smell it. I had no expectations over the Marigold as I didn’t even have a clue what they looked like until today, let alone what they smelt like.
Serene fields of jasmine samba. The most precious jasmine of all. Pure white buds plucked at dawn. Fresh with dew. Coveted gems of the colourful Indian flower market. Glowing against vibrant marigold and exotic ylang ylang. A beautiful contrast of garlands. Entwined with rich benzoin resin. Enveloped by the warmth of vanilla and amber.
The dream team behind Myrrh & Tonka (which I love), collaborated together to create Jo Malone Jasmine Sambac & Marigold. Celine Roux is the Head of Fragrance Development and Mathilde Bijaoui is the Master Perfumer and these ladies have got good noses. They seem to have an instinctive knack of knowing what goes together and have once again created a stunning fragrance.
TOP – Marigold
HEART – Jasmine Sambac
BASE – Benzoin
Jasmine Sambac is the queen of all jasmine. I travelled to India to witness the moment the flower is picked – early in the morning when the blossoms have just opened, surrounded by serene countryside and beautiful women in saris treating the buds like precious jewels.
Marigold is a fairly unusual ingredient. Its fruity and aromatic facets contrast harmoniously with the fresh and natural tones of jasmine sambac. Together they capture the vibrancy of an Indian flower market.
One thing I really love about Jo Malone Jasmine Sambac & Marigold is the warmth of it. The Cologne Intense fragrances tend to be heavier and richer than the standard colognes, and the same is true here, but it’s not too heavy. You can still look at this as a summer scent and it will carry you through to late summer and early autumn.
When you think of Jo Malone, you think of a quintessentially British brand, and this was epitomised by their recent English Fields launch. With this new cologne, they’ve taken quite a step away from that image. You really do get an Indian flavour to it and it’s absolutely stunning. As with most Jo Malone scents, the wear time on this is amazing. A few spritzes in the morning and you’ll still be smelling it into the evening.
50ML – £75.00
100ML – £115.00
Jo Malone Jasmine Sambac & Marigold will available to buy at counters, stores and the Jo Malone website from April 1st.
* Contains PR Samples