Jo Malone has long offered a brides service – a complimentary appointment to find your own bespoke fragrance for the big day. As my own ‘big’ day was 21 years ago (OMG) there’s not much joy in that for me. I can, however, indulge in the new Lace Bottle Collection, which hits counters in May.
Available in three different designs, two ivory and one black – the fragrances can be ordered in ten of the most popular scents: Peony & Blush Suede, Orange Blossom, Red Roses, English Pear & Freesia, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Wild Bluebell, Pomegranate Noir and my two personal favourites, Velvet Rose & Oud and Dark Amber & Ginger Lily.
The go-to scent for a lot of brides seems to be Orange Blossom mixed with a complimenting fragrance. I’ve never been a big fan of citrus fragrances, I’ve always gone down the white floral or heavier amber roads.
The Dark Amber & Ginger Lily is a perfect blend of two of my favourite scents in one – so it’s a pretty obvious choice for me. I know it’s the same product wrapped up in different packaging, in essence that’s what most new design/limited editions are – The only problem I have with limited editions is actually using them – I know you can always keep the bottles when they’re empty but just like with the Charlotte Tilbury Limited Editions from last week, part of me feels like they should be ‘saved’. Although God only knows for what, if I don’t use them, Ava will – or the kids will just flog my Limited Editions when I’m dead…*gives up, sprays self to death, opens all the compacts*
However, the Jo Malone London Lace Bottle Collection is not limited edition – it’s a permanent addition to the range – and it goes on sale in May, priced £86 for 100ml or £105 for the Cologne Intense Bottles and is available in all of the free standing boutiques. www.jomalone.co.uk