I picked up two of the new colognes from the Lavenderland Collection by Jo Malone London. This collection features three colognes featuring the note of Lavender, a pillow mist, and a home fragrance diffuser.
The bottles feature different shades of lavender caps and painted bottoms that makes the glass look like it glows in shades of purple. I love the bottles and all the purple.
Top: English Lavender
Base: White Musk
This fragrance smells like a slightly powdery floral and musk scent on me. The lavender is not as prominent in this one to my nose, but blends nicely into the rest of the fragrance notes. I feel like I smell the lavender more as a light cloud around me rather than if I sniff my wrist closely. This is a very unique scent to my collection as I don’t have anything like it. It reminds me of something from my childhood I can’t quite put my finger on. Being at my great grand mother, Nanny’s house in her bathroom and sewing room also comes to mind which is a nice memory. This one is my favorite of the two.
Top: Silver Birch
This fragrance smells just like a rich herbal lavender with some citrus and woods. It’s the most linear lavender of the two and reminds me of mixing Lavender and citrus essential oils and wearing them as a perfume. This one leans more masculine on it’s own, on me, but would be a great scent to layer with other Jo Malone fragrances. This scent reminds me of a barbershop in the beginning and has a nice fresh quality to it. I wasn’t sure I would like it initially, but I kept wanting to sniff my wrist because the lavender note was such a nice, clean lavender.
Both scents lasted all day on my skin and I could even smell them the following day in the room where I sprayed them. I feel like these both had a lot of projection on me.
I think anyone that loves lavender will love this collection. If you don’t tend to like Lavender you may want to test them in person before purchasing.
Overall, both scents are a like for me but are not a love, as I have other Lavender dominant fragrances I love more. I would most likely reach for Chanel Jersey over these two when I’m in the mood to wear lavender.