There was a time when I’d shy away from light, floral scents. I used to head straight for the strong, heady, spicy notes – the stronger, the better!
But then, my lifestyle changed, and so did my preference for scent.
I would have turned my nose up at a light floral scent like the Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom Cologne in the past. But today, I tell myself “Give it a try. Everything deserves to be tried once!”
And really, when it comes to perfumes, that’s what you must do – give it a try 🙂
Jo Malone Blossoms Collection
The Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom Cologne is part of the Blossoms Collection, a limited edition collection of 4 floral scents.
The 2 new scents in the collection are Yuja and Waterlily, both of which I haven’t yet smelled, because they were released during the pandemic quarantine. I do want to see what Yuja smells like, because the idea of a citrus scent with a base of cedarwood and fir balsam piques my interest.
I haven’t been out to the malls very much since the pandemic lockdown, so there is every chance that I’d miss out on this one 😛
However, I was treated instead to Osmanthus Blossom – a scent I’d never have picked out on my own!
Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom Cologne – a light floral
The Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom cologne is a repromote from a previous collection. The 2020 version of Osmanthus Blossom comes in a frosted pale-green bottle, that is chic and elegant, as only Jo Malone perfume bottles can be.
The scent is described as being a sweet, warm floral. The osmanthus flower is a tiny, white blossom, with a sweet fragrance. My only exposure to osmanthus is in jelly desserts served at some Chinese restaurants 😛 The scent is sweet, with a fruity note often associated with apricot.
I was therefore expecting something like this – a heavy, sweetly floral fragrance that I was afraid might even be cloying.
However, I was surprised.
I received the Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom Cologne while we were still tasked to stay home, and there was nothing better to do than to spritz perfume on yourself LOL!
I have come to associate the scent of Osmanthus Blossom with that of escape.
I found the scent of Osmanthus Blossom Cologne oddly soothing and calming. I shared my first impression on Instagram, and I said it smelled slightly ‘green’.
While the first spritz is clearly a light floral, it quickly settles, and on my skin, a slightly fresh, green note appears. This, I attribute to the petitgrain. It settles to a slightly warm note, but it is overwhelmingly fresh.
Each time I use Osmanthus Blossom, I feel like I’ve just had a lovely cool shower on a hot day. It freshens me up, and makes me feel refreshed. Lovely, when your mental state of mind might feel trapped at home.
Now that we’re allowed to be out and about (within reason), I like wearing it, just as a very light spray. I don’t wear perfumes very much anymore, so perfume has become for me, a treat.
The longevity for Osmanthus Blossom is alas, not very long. Long enough for me, seeing as I’m not out for very long each time. But it isn’t something that will last you a whole day at work. It is far too light, and might even be a little forgettable.
As with all Jo Malone colognes, you can layer it with another cologne of your preference, whether to lighten or deepen the scent. But I like wearing Osmanthus Blossom as it is – it makes me feel free 😀
Have you checked out anything from the Jo Malone Blossoms collection?
I know many people are still not going out and about the malls very much, but the problem with perfumes is that you can’t really buy them online. Believe me, I have tried. And I often end up with the most spectacular duds! The best way to test a perfume is in person, on your own skin, because our body chemistry is different 🙂
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