Jo Malone recently launched a new fragrance, English Pear & Freesia that is just so heavenly it joins my favourite fragrance list!
Inspired by one of the last great English Romantic poets and one of the most perfect short poems in English literature â€“ Keats\’s ode â€˜To Autumn\’ – English Pear & Freesia perfectly captures that fleeting moment of “mists and mellow fruitfulness” when the last days of summer are edged with fresh, clear autumnal airs.
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit, the vines that round the thatch-eves run
(extract, â€˜To Autumn\’, John Keats)
The Jo Malone Creative Studio selected award-winning Master Perfumer Christine Nagel to be its “nose” on the fragrance.
“It\’s unusual for a pear to take centre stage in a fragrance,” says Nagel, “but the essence of English Pear & Freesia is a complex and quintessentially autumnal pear note. My challenge was in recreating the scent of a pear captured just at that moment of perfect ripeness. We began by looking at the duality of the pear – the crisp texture of the skin versus the ripe, juicy fruit. You enter the fragrance immediately through the skin, just like when you bite the fresh fruit, and then directly after, the supple juicy pear. The full-bodied pear note is an innovative technical achievement.”
Combined with a honeyed, liquid note of quince, the pear is undercut with the delicate freshness of white freesias and scrambling wild roses.Â Base notes of patchouli, white amber and musk add a subtle warm undertone. An unconventional keynote of cool green rhubarb â€“ acidic and at the same time soft â€“ gives an unusual and distinctively modern sensibility to a classically understated and evocatively English fragrance.
English Pear & Freesia Cologne is available in 30ml (RRP$85) & 100ml (RRP$170) as well as the English Pear & Freesia Collection – a Body CrÃ¨me, Body & Hand Wash and Home Candle, all featuring the unmistakable English Pear & Freesia scent are available now at Jo Malone stand alone stores and David Jones stores nationally, to find your nearest stockist visit their website: www.jomalone.com.au.
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