Jo Malone London Basil & Neroli
A Sophisticated, sensual floral with green facets – stunning in it’s simplicity
-Anne Flipo, Perfumer
Top Notes: Basil
Heart Notes: Neroli
Base Notes: White Musk
Perfumer: Anne Flipo
As always with Jo Malone London fragrance, it can be worn alone, or combined with other fragrances to layer them a give a little more depth to the scent and make something a little more bespoke for the wearer. Basil & Neroli can be combined with Wood Sage & Sea Salt for a fresh, woodsy, aquatic twist. It can also be layered with Red Roses to create a rich roses scent with a hint of fresh greenness to it. Finally, Basil & Neroli can be combined with Blackberry & Bay to create a herby scent with greenness and juicy berries. My personal favourite, is Basil & Neroli with Red Roses.
Hands up who loves Jo Malone London!?! Yep! That’s everyone then! I feel like the world is head-over-heels in love with Jo Malone London which is why their new fragrance launches are so very exciting! Yesterday I popped into London to visit the team and sample their new fragrance, Basil & Neroli.
Recently I have been loving green fragrances; herbs, fig, floral leaves, there’s something so clean and earthy about them, but in a really exciting, uplifting way. Fans of Jo Malone London may also notice that Basil is a key ingredient in their signature scent, Lime Basil Mandarin, which is a beautiful perfume I love, and as for Neroli, I go nuts for this note too, as it always reminds of my favourite spa; clean, floral, green. With all this in mind, I was very excited to see what Basil & Neroli would be like.
True to the perfumers word, Basil & Neroli is simple but magnificent. It opens with a burst of fresh floral notes of neroli and a hint of basil. I feel like there may be some more floral notes hidden in this perfume too, perhaps some lily and magnolia. As for the base, it’s a heavy dose of sensual and graceful white musk. I was expecting the fragrance to have slightly more green, herby notes to it, however, it’s actually more of a floral fragrance which is balanced with a hint of zesty basil. The Neroli is pure, uplifting and beautiful, it has a real english country garden feel to it and the basil almost wafts in from the herb garden on nearby. If you are looking for a herby fragrance, I would suggest you look at The Herb Garden Collection, which is still available in limited quantities. Basil & Neroli is much more floral based; fabulous, fun, clean and uplifting. It’s has a very classic feel to it, but it’s also super modern and exciting. I think it’s safe to say, we are looking at a future Jo Malone Classic; it’s both beautiful and cool, and it’s destined to be a future perfumey icon! The only bad news is, you have to wait until September to get your hands on it, but I promise, it’s worth the wait!