Jo Malone are known for mixing unexpected combinations of ingredients to create unique and exciting fragrances.

I always tend to change the fragrance I wear multiple times a year. I’ve recently got my hands on some from Jo Malone and I’m definitely on board with this. They’re a bit on the pricey side, so I originally intended on keeping them for special occasions. However, I’m obsessed! I’m wearing them every day of the week.

The two I have are Wood Sage & Sea Salt and Earl Grey & Cucumber. Both pretty similar to the style of fragrance I tend to go for, but they’re both subtly different that I can wear them whatever my mood. I like fragrances that are fresh, yet have distinctive undertones that set them apart. These two definitely fit the bill!

Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

“Escape the everyday along the windswept shore.” That’s how Jo Malone describes this fragrance and I totally get that! I feel as though this smell is light and fresh. It smells crisp and almost musky, but with a modern twist. This is probably due to the Sea Salt; it brings it to a lighter place! The Wood Sage is almost eucalyptus-like and makes this fragrance blend uplifting.
This smells different once it’s on my skin: it’s relaxing and slightly botanical!

It’s said that if you stop smelling the fragrance you wear, it’s meant to be ‘the’ scent for you. This happens to me with Wood Sage & Sea Salt. I think I’ve worn this every day since I got it!

Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne

“A British tradition…afternoon tea.” That’s the inspiration behind this smell!
It’s a summery fragrance and gives me that traditional ‘English garden’ feel. Surprisingly, it’s not floral! I almost smell pollen; it’s clean and brings me home! The notes of Earl Grey are combined with Bergamot, which gives it a citrus and zesty scent. It’s got base notes of tobacco that give it a musky scent and make it quite elegant.

So there you go, my thoughts on my two new fragrances! If you go past a Jo Malone counter, definitely pop over and smell them! The 30ml retails for £42.00, but they’re definitely worth the investment.

What I love about Jo Malone is that you can layer your fragrances! When I mix these two together, it’s a completely different sensation. They blend well and I can definitely notice a vanilla undertone.

Until next time,




  1. February 2, 2016 / 12:10 am

    Loved your review, totally agree with layering Jo Malone scents. I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years ago and it was her love of experimenting with layering scents that started it all! 😀

    • hishabits
      February 2, 2016 / 8:58 am

      Thank you, I appreciate it! I’m jealous that you got to meet her, I bet that was incredible.

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