“A new bohemia awaits. Mists of honeyed, golden mimosa float above the spiciness of freshly crushed cardamom. Creamy tonka and smooth sandalwood woven under powdery heliotrope and Damask rose picked at dawn. Warm, ethereal, mesmerising.” – Jo Malone.
This cool spice has hints of lemon and adds an effervescent contrast to the warm floral heart.
Powdery mimosa adds a honeyed and warm floral character illuminating the heart of the fragrance.
BASE: Tonka Bean
Tonka bean is wonderfully warm with accents of almond, vanilla and aromatic tobacco, adding tangible richness to the fragrance.
I recently met with one of the lovely PR’s for Jo Malone London and was taken through all the new and upcoming launches from the luxury brand. The Mimosa & Cardamom cologne (out now) really stood out for me. I really love when you test a scent, and you instantly ‘feel’ something. It was like saying goodbye to the final Summer evenings and and welcoming the beginning of a cosy Autumn.
As soon as I tested it, I expressed my initial thoughts – a bubble bath! It was as if I’d just gotten out of a long soak, and had the scent of soap and foam lingering long after. I love that post-bath relaxing feeling, smelling like you’ve just gotten out of a spa. It’s unlike any other Jo Malone colognes from past or present; yet captures a familiarity that will remind you of something straight away; and thats my favourite thing about a fragrance. To me, it’s soapy, floral, and not ‘spicy’ like I initially thought it would be once hearing its name (although it is found under the ‘floral’ section rather than ‘spicy’) – it’s warming and comforting, a definite must for Autumn Winter. A lot have described this as Summer based, with an exotic, ‘spice market’ vibe, and though I can certainly understand why, it was not obvious to me at initial sniff! That’s the beautiful thing, it can take you through each season, and for me being a biased Autumn Winter girl, it screams cosy evenings in!
Sometimes it’s hard to steer away from your usual scents – when thinking of purchasing a Jo Malone cologne I imagine a lot of our first thoughts would be ‘Peony and Blush Suede’ – but experiment, there’s a whole range of scents out there – we don’t always need to stick to floral! Well, I don’t… Maybe this is a lesson to me – try new things!
Will you be trying this cologne for the Autumn Winter months? What scent do you usually go for?