When it comes to fragrance, I’m something of a creature of habit. Even though I have a box stuffed full with the most gorgeous scents, I tend to rotate through the same through on a daily basis. One which has been a mainstay and a definite most-reached for has been Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom, which has to be up there among my favourite-ever perfumes. So, when I felt the need to change up my scents again I hot footed it to my nearest Jo Malone counters.
Even though I went in the hopes of finding something that was brand new, I ended up opting for one of the brand’s most iconic scents – the Grapefruit Cologne. It’s been one of those things I’ve wanted to try for what feels like forever, and now, just t the start of summer, it feels completely right! What I love about it, is how very clean it feels. At first, the cologne smells of grapefruit and orange. It’s zesty and fresh, and it feels like I’ve just stepped out of a citrus grove.
Somewhat surprisingly for a citrus-based scent, Jo Malone’s Grapefruit Cologne is quite a complex one. As the cologne warms on the skin, subtle herbal notes of rosemary and mint become more obvious, and there is a touch of jasmine which gives the cologne a luxurious, almost soapy feel. It also wears beautifully well, as it dries down to the base notes of Oakmoss and Vetivert give a green, almost green base which feels beautifully unisex. I’ve become absolutely obsessed with the Grapefruit Cologne. It’s the perfume equivalent of a crisp white shirt, and I can’t wait to wear it throughout the summer!