It’s one of those things. You go to the store thinking there is nothing you need, and then you see it, calling for you, enticing you with its slick packaging and future use, and you fall for it, every time, for good reason.
This is what happened here.
Jo Malone’s London Rain Limited Edition collection is as gorgeous as it is sensuous. Inspired from the scents of London’s Rain, just the pure concept is absolutely stunning. It’s one of those things Hopeless Romantics dream about and here I am, living it. The scents are absolutely inspired and come in four varieties – Wisteria & Violet, Rain & Angelica, White Jasmine & Mint and Black Cedarwood & Juniper.
I experienced all of them and then there was a conundrum. You see my New Year’s resolution was to try new things and I’ve done my best to experiment in fashion, makeup as well as food, so why not here? If truth were told, I’m a Wisteria & Violet girl; the notes have strong influences of water lily, wisteria, violet and patchouli whispering the gentle morning showers in the stunning city. I love subtle and floral scents and this was heartwarming.
However, when I whiffed Black Cedarwood & Juniper, it was an inviting, almost erotic scent. Mind you, it’s slightly masculine as it has strong woody notes of cumin, chilli, juniper and cedar. Supposedly reminding you of those cumbersome midnight showers, this is definitely a scent for the evening goddesses. Which is why it was worthy of stepping out of my comfort zone. It’s a scent I would never, yet I always wanted to try and here I am, lost in it’s magic.
These limited edition babes are worth AED 600 and are only available in the larger bottle. There is no justifying the high price, except if it’s within your budget, do give it a go, the scents are really rare.
Why I love it:
- Long lingering power
- Strong notes
Why I mind it:
A brief bit on Jasmine & Mint
An afternoon cloudburst, soaking gardens exuding jasmine, orange flower and rose. Topped off with minty notes, this scent for the ultimate floral goddess.
A brief bit on Rain & Angelica
Morning dew awakening London park at dawn. A scent that combines herb, sour as well as earthy base of Vetiver, this is just one of a kind.