Isn’t it funny how just a wee little taste of spring can bring out our cravings for like-minded scents? We’ve had several sweet days here in the Deep South, and so I went trolling for something to match. When I surfaced, I had in hand my sample of Jo Malone’s Star Magnolia.
This limited edition scent, still available at Surrender to Chance, is definitely a winner in the early spring sweepstakes. Its a fresh, yet softly beguiling scent, not a wallop of anything overpowering. And it dries down nicely to a barely there warm, woody amber. Star Magnolia notes include lemon, ginger and shiso; middle notes of star magnolia and neroli; and base notes of sandalwood and amber.
I’m always eager to try anything from Jo Malone; even if I’m not crazy about it, I know it’ll be a fairly well done and classy scent. And Star Magnolia doesn’t disappoint. It’s so pretty without being in your face, and would make a lovely wedding scent for someone who appreciates beautiful subtlety. The only drawback: it’s got a pretty short wear time, so frequent reapplications might be in order. But I generally dab, so a decent spritz or two would probably get you through an afternoon or evening pretty well. As always, YMMV.
I’m thinking this would be just perfect for a spring break trip or an early summer vacation, so I’ll make sure to pack this one when I travel.
What do you reach for when Mother Nature teases you with a hint of spring?