Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt is the newest 2014 release for the regular Jo Malone line. Not a limited, not part of the rain series or garden series or intenses or whatever. Yeah! Yeah because it’s one I really like for exactly what it is. More on that in a second.
First, winners of the Arquiste The Architect’s Club samples – mikasminion, flowergirlbee!, Laurels and Lemoncake. Click on the Drop Us a Note at the top of the blog, send me your address, remind me what you’ve won. I’ll reply quickly to let you know I got the e-mail and it didn’t get stuffed in the overclogged arteries of my junk mail, then I’ll get it sent out to you. Enjoy! It’s becoming one of my favorite fall scents – and oops, I think I blew the miss on that last week.
Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt is just that. Herby salty woods. It’s like a crisp cold ocean breeze whistling past my nose, and it reminds me of all the things I used to love about Jo Malone. Her unusual use of two notes together as the complete perfume – ginger and nutmeg, coffee and vetiver. Not maybe unusual, but they always seemed not quite complete or not complete, but they always felt pretty perfect to me.
Wood Sage & Sea Salt isn’t some brand new entry into the perfume market that’s going to blow your socks off, but if you like salty scents – yes! – then this is one you should try. It’s easy to wear, feels like it would work for any time of the year, unisex, and did I mention a pleasure to wear with all these happy feelings just radiating from it? Yeah, that too. It’s the intangible that I like, and it feels more Jo Malone’ish than many of the releases of the past few years have been. Notes listed are ambrette seeds, sea salt, sage, grapefruit and red algae.
What I was hoping would show up today didn’t. You guys remember hearing about that other Serge Lutens release, L’Incendiaire? Well, yeah, when I got the rest of the deets on it, I about had a heart attack. Serge has turned into a moderately priced line a lot of the time, especially when you can snag the export bottles at Beauty Encounter (link on the right if you want to go shopping) for less than $100 and sometimes with a discount I’ve gotten Chergui for like $66. The bell jars at Barney’s are not a bargain, they are cheaper in Europe, but you do have the price of the ticket and the extra shopping while there. Serge Lutens L”incendiare is a 50 ml bottle for …
$600.[pullquote]Your crimes are mine, and I take them with me to the guillotine, where the executioner is waiting to cut the ruffian’s – my – story short. But my destiny is entirely in your hands![/pullquote]
I’ll just leave you with that while I’m waiting for my bottle to show up. Yeah, I have to because we need to get it for STC. If not, I would have had to think about that for a long time and make sure it was true, true love, before I’d ever – and maybe not ever – spring for a bottle. Ugh. I’ll let you know once I get it and sniff it. I hope it’s not love, but I sorta hope it is because — I don’t know why, but I always hope the stratospheric price tag perfumes move me in a way nothing else does or why should it be so much?
Favorite Jo Malone or just your double-take and shocked mutterings about the Serge Lutens L’Incendiaire price to be entered in a drawing for a sample of the Jo Malone. I’ll give away three of them.