Refreshing, light, delicate, pretty, soothing ... all appropriate words to describe my daytime signature scent during spring and one that I reached for nearly every morning during my pregnancy with my son. It originates from the house of Jo Malone - a house based in London, England that epitomizes understated elegance in fragrance. Because all Jo Malone scents have a delicate quality, this allows for easy layering and generous application. In hot climates, these scents are perfection! The one I focus on here would be divine chilled for a bit before applying to amp its refreshing quality, likening it with a cold dip after baking in a sauna for five minutes. (I liken my hometown to a sauna during June, July and August; so you can see where I am going with this.)
The scent is White Jasmine & Mint. It headlines with a country garden chock full of spring time blooms, including orange blossom and rose to name a few, and settles on a beautiful study of jasmine that is neither too rich nor too cloying. Jasmine can come off as a bit overpowering in some fragrances but not so here. Not even a little bit. Instead, it is soft, a bit sweet and a tiny bit sensual. As the fragrance evolves on the skin, it becomes herbaceous, all while retaining a refreshing quality. The key word here is fresh. Garden mint, gentle chamomile and grounding tea freshly blend so well together, leaving a soothing fragrance on my skin that falls somewhere between floral and spice.
I recommend layering it for daywear during spring and summer. For those aspiring to greater longevity with White Jasmine & Mint, I layer with the body cream and I find it lasts a full eight hours on my skin. I also enjoy layering it with Verbenas of Provence, Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Blue Agave & Cacao and Orange Blossom, all from Jo Malone.
Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. A 30ml bottle retails for $55 and a 100ml bottle retails for $110. The scent can also be found in body cream, body lotion, bath oil and a candle. I strongly recommend the candle for your home!