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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jo Malone London Sugar & Spice Collection

I learned about Jo Malone London years ago, from my aunt. She loves fragrance and would have the Neiman Marcus lady call her whenever something new or interesting would come along. Can you believe that? I never had it like that! HaHaHa Then she would buy the entire collection for whatever scent she chose. Un-frickin-believable! HaHaHa

I love beauty products, but I've never been big on fragrance. Back in my college & graduate school days, I couldn't fathom spending $100 on one bottle of cologne. Let alone a cologne with WHAT in it? Anise? Cassis? What is THAT? How much? You mean I don't even get lotion for that price? HaHaHa Yeah, my aunt would hide her head in shame! LOL Well anyway, many Jo Malone London scents smell really good. Jo Malone London was established in the UK in 1994. Estee Lauder acquired it in 1999. Jo Malone London has just released a NEW collection (that interests ME)! Food is involved! HaHaHa Hmmm, did my aunt write her? LOL

Jo Malone London's NEW limited edition collection is called Sugar & Spice. It just hit stores you guys. It's available online at Jo Malone London and I would call your higher-end department stores to make sure they have it. It's "a collection of fragrances created for moments of delicious pleasure.Decadently tempting" Oooh Weee! I'm all ears! HaHaHa Jo Malone's marketing team get's an A+ for that line.

The Sugar & Spice Collection consists of: Lemon Tart, Redcurrant & Cream, Elderflower & Gooseberry, Ginger Buiscuit, and Bitter Orange & Chocolate. Each is $60 for a 30mL bottle. I'm trying to decide which one I want. I really should sample them, but we don't have a Neiman Marcus where I live and Saks Fifth Avenue is downtown. Are you still there? I was thinking out loud. HaHaHa

Below are the descriptions for each:

Lemon Tart - The mouth-watering tang of lemon tart. Sparkling with citrus fruits and verbena, contrasted with swirls of meringue and lemon thyme. Refreshing.

Redcurrant & Cream - A summer pudding. Sharp-scarlet juices of redcurrants, lush strawberries and raspberries, rippling through creamy musk. Vivacious and enticing.

Elderflower & Gooseberry - A voluptuous gooseberry fool. Crushed, summer-green gooseberries, juicy with lychee, enfolded into the soft delicacy of elderflower. Tender and feminine.

Ginger Biscuit - Just-baked biscuit. Spiced with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, melting into caramel. Butter-crumbly with roasted hazelnuts. Warmed by tonka bean and vanilla. Irresistible.

Bitter Orange & Chocolate - The bite of bitter orange, layered with dark chocolate. Orange peel counterpoised with warm, powdery cocoa, milky coconut and coumarin.  Sumptuous and addictive.

If these cologne's are as good as the pictured desserts, I'm in trouble. HaHaHa Has anyone tried these and what do you think of Jo Malone? If you like or have any particular scents let me know in my comments section below. If you don't like something, let me know too. HaHaHa There's no room for error cost wise.

Somebody please tell me what a GOOSEBERRY is? They look like peeled grapes! How do they taste? Don't worry I won't lick the cologne. HaHaHa

I think I'm leaning towards Lemon Tart or Ginger Biscuit. If you're not into foodie perfumes, she has a plethora of others in floral, citrus, fruity, woodsy and spicy lines. There's definitely something for everyone!

Below is a cute video the company released.



The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hiya doll!! Well, I will have all of these, haha!! Jo Malone creates amazing scents. I've had little bottles of some of them before & they aroma stays for like ever!! These sound perfect for me, I can't even decide which I'd enjoy most, I should have them all, hahahaha! Very talented lady she is!! I hope you have a wonderful day doll!! xx


Lemon tart sounds very good. While I've never actually purchased Jo Malone goods, I've always admired the packaging!

fluff and fripperies said...

Your aunt sounds like my kinda woman! Love the sound of the Lemon Tart and Ginger Biscuit scents.

Mica said...

My picks are the lemon tart and ginger biscuit too!

Probably slightly more the ginger biscuit!

Lovely idea for a scent collection :)


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Lemon tart and elderberry sound divine. But I am biased because I love lemons and lychee!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Rainbow Gatherer said...

I love jo malone . and I'll choose orange and chcoclate :P smells yummy :P

Adrian R said...

I tried them all. I will be going back for the Bitter Orange & Chocolate and Redcurrant & Cream. I wanted to love the Lemon but it was too soft. The Ginger Biscuit was really nice, but I picked up too much ginger and not enough of the rest of the scent. The Elderflower and Gooseberry was also very soft and pretty.

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

Kim I just love your posts! they're so fun and pretty!! <3

Style Journey said...

The lemon tart sounds like it would smell wonderful! Any perfume that smells like food is my kind of perfume, lol! Heather

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

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Lorena said...

You are killing me Kim- i want to smell these. I like where their inspiration came from.
I have heard of JO Malone but it's not sold where I live.

Little Rus said...

I loved the fragrance they released around Christmas, it was so beautiful and I am sure these will be just as lovely.
Frankly, I never actually saw gooberries in British shops, but they are one of my most favourite berries. We had a few bushes in Russia where they are very common. They can be green or have a purple tint and come in two sizes. The large ones are the same size as grapes and the smaller ones are slitly bigger than blueberries. They taste beautiful, a bit like kiwi and you can either eat them as is or turn into jam (which you'd call jelly in the States)
They do have to be in season and ripe to taste great - when they are picked early, the skin is very hard and they taste really sour - not that this ever stopped me from eating them when I was a kid. :) :) :)

A BRIT GREEK said...

I swear it's sometimes torture when I swing by here, all that sugary sweet goodness...sigh. I love JO Malone aromas... i'm still an originals kinda girl though. I will occasionally splash out on the lime basil one... an old fave.

Anne said...

I love Jo Malone candles Kim but have never tried the scent! Gooseberries taste really sour but my aunt used to make lovely jam from them:)

TheTinyHeart said...

I'm not a huge fan of perfume either. I rarely wear it! Most perfumes I find are too strong and they just give me a headache. The ginger biscuit sounds good though...who wouldn't want to smell like a cookie? :)

The Tiny Heart
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I used to work across the street from a Jo Malone shop and loved going in there to take in all the lovely scents. This collection sounds delicious! I don't think I'd mind smelling like dessert as long as it's not overwhelming which I know her scents aren't. Looking forward to seeing what you end up choosing Kim! Your aunt sounds so cool! Coolness must run in your family :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Jo Malone scents are beautiful and I like their simple but lovely packaging. Now, how to explain a gooseberry - I know what they are and they taste amazing in a tart, but how the hell do I explain it?!?!?! ;-)

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

I really like Jo Malone! =) This campaign is also calling my name too! Unlike you, I was obsessed with scents when I was a teenager. It was almost an obsession. But when I started to move around a lot during college and in my early 20s, my obsession decreased because I kept misplacing them! haha...

Audrey Allure said...

Mmm this is making me hungry! Haha. This sounds great :)

Fashionista622 said...

I'm with you Kim, the lemon tart is probably the one I would lean to as well. Loving your aunt! She sounds like a beauty/fragrance queen, so fabulous!



ERICA said...

ive tried jo malone 4 years ago... been a while... i literally like sugar and spice so i think id love their new collection :)

The Girl with the Muji Hat

Little Rus said...

Kim, saw this and thought you might like it :) Such something super cute


jo said...

Hey Kim, did you enjoy your birthday yesterday? I'm a huge fan of Jo Malone. I have tried their body creams and fragrances. My favorite scents are grapefruit and lime basil. These new ones look so tempting. I'll definitely check it out. Also, I think gooseberries are the fancy berries they garnished on the desserts at fine dining restaurants. I'm not sure but if they are, they're very sweet. Have a great week!

xo Jo


meghan silva said...

They look like they smell delicious , have to try it out.

xo Meg


LoveT. said...

Wow ,great Post! Have to try Lemon Tart :)

Lovely Greetings ,kisses <3

Well... said...

Okay, I know this post is about the perfume, but dang...I am hungry now!
Lol and I feel the urge to hit up Bath & Body Works or something to smell all the fragrances...these look like some yummy scents!

Trendy Teal

Laura said...

Love Jo Malone! This is a great campaign :)

Visceral Maze said...

that is an interesting idea to smell like sweets. I want to try the lemon tarte.



oomph. said...

i used to wear perfume when i was younger. not so much now...i prefer more subtle body sprays. but recently i have beome interested in finding a signature scent again. these sound delish, lol! i'm thinking the lemon.


Ali Hval said...

Whaaaaat! These are incredible! I love the concept (and the video behind it--especially all those lovely pastels, my goodness). This seems like the most delectable idea for a line of purfumes. I love the creativity in this post, my darling! :D

Sheila said...

Ooo I've heard good things about Jo Malone scents.. I've never been one to be big on it but I'm curious about their candles because I heard those are great! Thanks for sharing this post Kim! Funny because my mouth started to water when I saw the dessert photos... -_-

xo – Sheila
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Sam said...

Lurrvvv Jo Malone scents, its actually a brand we get here, the combinations are sensational and so unique. This collection sounds better than ever!

Stephanie G said...

Ah, I caught a whiff of Jo Malone's lemon tart recently and it smells amazing! Laura Mercier does fab dessert scents as well ;)

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Dawn (Sassy) said...

Ummm Kim..I was hungry until I saw all of these goodies! Hehe! OMG! Yummy!

Also, I love that purse too! :)



Phioxee said...

Are they available internationally? I love sweet scents. Feels heavenly to me.


Jacqueline said...

How fitting that you posted this today because less than an hour ago I was venting to my mother about Jo Malone and this collection! I was very excited about the new collection as I got an invitation in the mail to an event at a local restaurant celebrating the new launch with desserts that matched the flavor. I have shopped at the Jo Malone store before and assumed they were just trying to drum up some business with a nice event. So I called to make a reservation and they wanted a $25 deposit guaranteeing a purchase. This would have been fine if the invitation had mentioned it! I was really excited but I felt hoodwinked and will definitely not be going now!



bridechic said...

I've always loved Jo Malone scents and there are sooooooooo many of them. I'm still trying to locate one of them I tried on a few years back. It was divine but I can't for the life of me remember what it was . . .
The new ones look very interesting--chocolate and orange especially . .

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

mmmm lemon tart sounds sooo pretty!

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

MOSAMUSE said...

this is so cute!


I am Khatu said...

the lemon tart for sure!

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Heel in Mint said...

I have an aunt just like the aunt you described in the post so that part made me smile :) I've never been big on fragrance either but I love essential oils. The collection sounds amazing...like a tasty treat for our senses. Gooseberries do look like grapes a bit but they can be very bitter or very sour (depending on the variety). You might find it in some asian markets. :)

Heel in Mint

miss b said...

I love Jo Malone candles and these new fragrances look perfect for summer. In the warmer months I prefer lighter, floral or citrus scents and the Elderflower and Gooseberry sounds perfect. Gooseberries are quite sour but with plenty of sugar they are amazing in a pie. What a cute, fun video. Great post, Kim. Have a good weekend.

Cee said...

Oh my goodness... I'm in love! I actually worked as a fragrance sales girl when I was in university and while it did give me an appreciation for scents, it also gave me horrible allergies, so I've rarely worn a fragrance since. The ones I can usually manage are fruit- or food-scented, plus that's really what I love, anyway ;) There is a Jo Malone store not far from me and now I know where I'll be going on my afternoon walk!

Heather said...

OMG your posts always get me drooling! That lemon one is calling my name... happy Friday girl!

Pearls & Paws

Always Maylee said...

Mmm the lemon tart one looks and sounds like it would be fabulous. I'd love to smell like dessert! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Little Rus said...

Kim, so glad you liked the little purse! :) Can't wait to see the dress you've got.
Have a great weekend!

Coco said...

I tried Jo Malone fragrances some time ago, and even though I didn't find a voluptuous one to make me fall in love, I found them very classy and ladylike. Maybe I should give these new edible scents a try! I wish you a great weekend! Xxx Coco

Laura Go said...

oh my gosh, this is adorable. I am such a sucker for sweet smelling goodies, and now I have to get a whiff of each of these babies!
♥ laura
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Sara Gerard said...

OMG! I have been in need of a good fragrance for awhile, I am almost out of my Katy perry one! I love scents that smell like food, it is like wearing your comfort food!

Nico Saich said...

Kim I feel like you read my mind. I am on a HUGE Jo Malone kick and I LOVE LOVE their stuff! Years ago I worked for MAC which is also an estee lauder company and got a massive discount at jo malone which was my neighboring store! Currently I only have one jo malone perfume (because the scents are so good I used up the others!) I own wild bluebell and it smells simply amazing! fresh and floral but not TOO floral. Just clean and light. I also ADORE their candles. My favorite candle is the fig! I also love red roses. I'm really interested in smelling these new fragrances, especially the elderflower and gooseberry! Have you heard of the liquor st germaine thats all over blogs? thats elderflower and gooseberries have a similar scent to me! Gosh I hope you pick some of these up, I think the sense of smell is so lovely




I've been buying Jo Malone for years, and always go in there for my favourite scents. Last time I bought a mini-version when I was in Heathrow, I love Jo Malone so much. Have a wonderful weekend Kim.xx

Oh to Be a Muse said...

How do you always find all these cute, sugary products that work so well with your blog? I love it.

Anna Moore said...

yammm i need a lemon tart! Gret post!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, this just makes me HUNGRY!!!

<3 Cambria

Alysha said...

Oh my gosh, those scents look and sound so yummy! I can definitely relate to you. I've never been big on fragrances either (partially because of their hefty price!). But this post definitely makes me want to reconsider! I really love the way you described the scents :D Makes me want to just buy the entire collection!

Jenee C. said...

Never mind the scents, look how pretty and pastel these bottles are! The ginger biscuit sounds like it would smell really nice as does the orange one. Wish there was a Jo Malone outlet in my state too :(

xx Jenee C.
{camo meets couture}

ftashion said...

Hehehe, this is such a yummy looking campaign! Honestly I was more excited about the desserts than the products. opps. hahaha. hey Kim, thank you for the well wishes! Will keep you ladies posted when baby is out!

Fang Ting

aki! said...

I've never heard of this brand before. I'm not too big into perfume either. Especially not the nice kind. I'll have to take a trip to the mall for this though.

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Johanna V said...

Such a cute post, that collection seems so nice ♥

LyddieGal said...

I've never heard of them, but they sound divine. Actually, I think I might want to eat those desserts more than smell them, haha.

Chic on the Cheap

Asian wedding Djs said...

This sounds great and I hope to try the Elderflower & Gooseberry cologne.

Vanessa said...

I think I'd go with lemon tart as well! Although they all look good enough to eat...

Vanessa x

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