04 December 2014

A little treat

Yesterday I had the opportunity to shop at an Estée Lauder Company store. As Jo Malone is a part of the Estée Lauder group there was a rack full of gorgeous Jo Malone scents. As I knew they are selling Jo Malone products, Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne was one of the items on my shopping list. It's very hard to describe scents so I included the framing Jo Malone gave to this scent: 
Escape the everyday along the windswept shore. Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea salt and spray. Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs. Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage. Lively, spirited and totally joyful.
Top Note: Ambrette Seeds
Heart Note: Sea Salt
Base Note: Sage

On A previous visit I discovered Peony & Blush Suede Cologne. At that time I've heard and read a lot about it so as you can imagine I was very excited to see it there. I immediately fell in love with this light floral scent. Peony & Blush Suede Cologne is described by Jo Malone as following:
The essence of charm.  Peonies in voluptuous bloom, exquisitely fragile.  Flirtatious with the juicy bite of red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose and gillyflower.  Mingling with the sensuality of soft, blush suede.  Luxurious and seductive.
This fragrance contains the following notes: 
Top Note: Red Apple
Heart Note: Peony
Base Note: Suede

For all of you who have never heard of 'notes' in fragrances, here's a little explanation:
The different scents in fragrances are described as notes, depending on when you smell which one. The top notes are scents that are observed immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. After the disappearance of the top notes the heart notes scents appear anywhere from two minutes to one hour after the application. The base and heart notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Consisting of large, heavy molecules that evaporate slowly, compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and "deep" and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after the application of the perfume.