Jo Malone ‘Lime, Basil & Mandarin’
My friends! Today I want to chat to you about the iconic signature scent of Jo Malone’s ‘Lime, Basil & Mandarin’. It is a bright, fresh, exciting and elegant perfume which is the most famous from the brand. If you are brand new to Jo Malone, I would recommend this is the fragrance you try first, and probably the first fragrance a sales assistant will direct you to. If you like citrus perfumes, it’s wonderful and if you want something bright and fresh for the home, this fragrance also comes as a stunning home candle and reed diffuser.
“Our signature fragrance. Peppery basil and aromatic white thyme bring an unexpected twist to the scent of limes on a Caribbean breeze. A modern classic.”
Mandarin, Lime, Basil, Thyme, Amberwood
Jo Malone ‘Lime, Basil & Mandarin’ Review
Jo Malone ‘Lime, Basil & Mandarin’ is one of the oldest fragrance in the collection, it was created by Jo herself, years ago when she was at the helm of the brand. It combines everything the brand is known and loved for, it’s natural, exciting, elegant, simple and contrasting. The perfumes main accords are lime, basil and mandarin, mixed with green leaves, thyme, amber and woods.
I LOVE this fragrance because it’s super uplifting, it is wonderful worn day or night and it also carries through all the seasons. In the summer it’s clean, fresh and bright and in the winter it’s elegant, green, peppery and reminds you of summer days and joy. No matter what time of year it is, it’s always uplifting and elegant. Also, citrus fragrances are famed for being sunshine filled, but also fading fast, Lime, Basil & Mandarin actually has really great longevity for a fragrance and you get a good 6-8 hours out of it, which is impressive for a citrus fragrance. If you love green or citrus based fragrances, this one is absolutely stunning because it’s bright, joyful and elegant. It’s also got a lot more depth than most citrus fragrance and it’s not at all sugary sweet, it’s a citrus for all ages, but especially suitable for a more mature fragrance palette; I think this is thanks to the beautiful peppery and green notes, it really adds a little edge and sophistication. I absolutely love it and if you are new to the brand, this is one I would recommend you try first. If you are looking for more of a sweeter fruity-floral though, you might want to skip this one and go for English Pear & Freesia which is a little more youthful and sweet. And if you like something a little sexier than try Pomegranate Noir, which is dark and filled with woods and red berries.
Lime, Basil & Mandarin: Best Fragrance Combinations
As for fragrance combining, you can layer up Lime Basil & Mandarin with English Pear & Freesia, Wood Sage & Sea Salt or Grapefruit to make it fresher. However, if you like a more warm twist to your fragrance, try it with Myrrh & Tonka or Pomegranate Noir. My biggest criticism of this perfume is that it’s TOO iconic and too recognisable, which is why this is a brilliant fragrance to combine with another to give it a little twist and make it a little more bespoke to you! My personal favourite combination is either Grapefruit or Wood Sage & Sea Salt.
What does Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin smell like?
Jo Malone ‘Lime, Basil & Mandarin’ is the signature scent from the brand. It is a bright, fresh and elegant citrus fragrance which is filled with notes of ripe, juicy mandarin, green peppery accords, fresh limes on a base of woods and soft amber. It’s a modern classic, easy to wear and an uplifting every day fragrance.
Is Jo Malone French Lime Blossom discontinued?
Yes, Jo Malone French Lime Blossom discontinued. Instead look out for Lime Basil & Mandarin or Basil & Neroli.
Is Jo Malone London Worth The Money?
Yes, they are high quality, fresh and smell super natural. However, they are an investment, so make sure that you choose your fragrances very carefully.
What is the most popular Jo Malone perfume?
The most popular Jo Malone perfume is Lime Basil Mandarin, it’s a joyful citrus fragrance which is elegant and ageless. It works as both a day or night fragrance and it’s impossible not to enjoy!
Which Jo Malone scent is the best?
The best selling Jo Malone Perfumes are:
- Lime Basil & Mandarin
- Pomegranate Noir
- Wood Sage & Sea Salt
- Red Roses
- Myrrh & Tonka
- English Pear & Freesia
- Peony & Blush Suede
- Orange Blossom
Thank you for reading my Jo Malone ‘Lime, Basil & Mandarin’ Review. I hope this post is of interest to you! If you have any questions, please do let me know. Also, you might want to check this post out on the best Jo Malone Perfumes and fragrance combinations! This post contains affiliate links.