Sunday SCENT N°8


Just as fall arrived at the borders of Berlin I received an olfactory greeting from Jo Malone: a new cologne, just launched, which pays tribute to the British capital. Or, to put it in better words: it honours the humour, fun and character of the city. And such is the story behind this creation, which is also called #LondonLark. This name suits the creation’s credo: it’s a scent that cheers you up. So keep on reading to find out more …

This scent reminds me of: Miniskirts and London’s more rebellious side. At least, those were the thoughts that came to mind when I first smelled Basil & Neroli. Although these two ingredients always remind me of the Mediterranean, the fragrance definitely exudes the charm of the iconic British style - creative and simultaneously classic.

What it feels like: I think I’m not just speaking for myself when I mention that with falling temperatures, my mood can dip as well. This time of year, when autumn begins and we once again live in a world of grey, can also be the best moment to bring some fun back into our lives.

Basil & Neroli by JO MALONE
Basil & Neroli by JO MALONE

If you ask me, this fragrance is the best way to start. I’m not surprised that London and Berlin both have something in common: the need of a silver lining, which, this year, comes in a bottle made by Jo Malone.

For: This EAU DE COLOGNE is definitely an everybody's darling. Yet it’s still a fragrance with charm and character that suits only ladies and gents, those who understand the main rules of style: less is better, cleaner is smarter and the more pure the more classic a style and also a perfume gets.

Side note: Like all fragrances by the London based fragrance house, this creation is also perfectly suited for an olfactory upgrade through scent layering. My recommendation is: If you want to give the cologne a more flowery note, combine it with the English Pear & Freesia Body Cream. For a more fresh and woody result add a spray of the Black Cedarwood & Juniper Cologne.

Basil & Neroli by JO MALONE
Basil & Neroli by JO MALONE

What’s inside:

top notes | Basil
middle notes | Neroli
base notes | White Musk

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