Jo Malone’s latest – English Pear & Freesia review

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We Heart This shares Jo Malone's latest - English Pear & Freesia, a full review of this new Jo Malone fragrance. Check it out.

As I’ve shared earlier on wht, I’m a relative newbie to the world of perfume. In the past, I was the type to find a fragrance I liked that worked with my skin chemistry and stick with it for years (and years). Then one day, I stepped into a Jo Malone boutique and discovered the joy of exploring scents from every end of the fragrance spectrum (floral, spicy, citrus, woody, etc.) and the fun in playing ‘beauty chemist’ by mixing and layering her incredible scents.

From that first visit, I’ve continued to grow my collection of gorgeous Jo Malone scents and have vastly expanded the range of ‘flavors” I wear. So I was thrilled to bits to discover a bottle of cologne in the very latest Jo Malone scent, English Pear & Freesia for our review, tucked into Jo Malone’s generous Raffle for the Rescues Donation package. After the requisite dance-off between Stef and I to see who got to test the newest scent from this beloved brand, I emerged victorious; and I’m here to tell you it was worth it!

We Heart This shares Jo Malone's latest - English Pear & Freesia, a full review of this new Jo Malone fragrance. Check it out.Packaged in signature square glass bottles (30 ml, $55.00 – 100 ml, $100.00) and elegant boxes that are the very definition of packaging inspiration, a bottle of cologne from Jo Malone will spend years in a place of honor on your vanity (and makes a very impressive and beloved gift). Not only are my Jo perfumes and oils prominently displayed in my bedroom and bathroom, I saved each and every box and bag and recycle them when I’m giving a “special” gift. If you’re a sucker for packaging, you’ll adore this line. And happily, you’ll find the exquisite packaging is a true indicator of the quality of the product inside.

The latest scent to have me obsessively sniffing myself to catch an intoxicating whiff is English Pear & Freesia, a pure Jo combination that was inspired by “a walk in an orchard and captures the luscious scent of just-ripe pears, cooled by the autumn air, ready to twist free from the tree.”

This scent perfectly captures the mood of fall, it has a crisp freshness that pops out at first (like that first tart bite of an apple) followed by a warm, more woodsy second layer that lingers on the body like the warm, oozy feeling of the sun on your skin on a bright fall day. It contains an artful mixture of notes including pear, rhubarb, quince, white freesias, wild rose, patchouli, amber and white musk that combine to form a unique, clean, feminine fragrance I adore.

We Heart This shares Jo Malone's latest - English Pear & Freesia, a full review of this new Jo Malone fragrance. Check it out.I love it for the bright, clean, fruity pop of invigorating scent that I sense when I spritz it on every morning – and I love it even more for the warm and woozy, musky fragrance that comes to the surface and lingers through out the day. I’ve been wearing my English Pear & Freesia non-stop since it first graced my vanity top and know I’ll be wearing it all winter long.

This new Jo Malone fragrance combines the “freshness of sweet pears, wrapped in a bouquet of white freesias, on a subtle background of scrambling wild roses and skin-warming amber, patchouli and woods.”

It’s not surprising this delightful fragrance has such a poetic description; it was inspired by the John Keats poem To Autumn – beauty inspired by great poetry? Just one more reason to adore Jo Malone.

we heartsters – have you fallen in love with the World of Jo Malone? What are your must have scents and favorite combinations?

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    Tyna is a former editor of we heart this that worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever organizing her closets and drawers. skin tone: NW 20/25 skin type: combination favorite beauty product: eye shadows and lip balms

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  1. @tyna, your description of this scent is poetry! If it’s anything like what I’m imagining, I will be treating myself to English Pear & Freesia, maybe even this weekend. I’m in a bit of a “perfume rut” and I think Jo Malone can cure me. Thanks to your post, I’m going to kick off fall in style!

  2. Ohhhh, this sounds AMAZING. And inspired by Keats??

    I’m going to have to head to my nearest store to check it out. However, I’ll probably order online; their website says that they have complimentary shipping AND two samples with every order…

  3. Mellissa you should kick off your fall in style, and @lyssachelle, thisis amazing! I got a sample from the boutiqe near me of Jo Malones, English Pear & Freesia and loved it. And Ms. @tyna said it exactly right! It’s,”intoxicating” I think freesia is alone gorgeous, but Jo adds pear to the mix and woah nelly! ALL you JM lovers are going to fall hard for this one.. The website is great and you do get free shipping and lovely amazing Jo Malone samples when you order-

  4. I have been wearing Jo Malone for a couple of years now. I am completely addicted to their fragrances…perfumes and candles!! Just got invited to an event at Saks next week for a special Jo Malone Fall preview event! Can’t wait!!

  5. You just had to type “Jo Malone Pear…” and you had me. I didn’t need to read anything else. I am a sucker for all things pear, especially in the Fall. Must. Smell. This.

  6. Awesome write-up @tyna! I’m with @krista anyways with “you had me at Jo Malone Pear” but seriously – I need to get to Nordstrom’s ASAP and smell this!!

  7. @krista and @melinda – if you love pear you really need to check this out. Pears are the rare fruit I don’t like (the taste is fine, it’s the gritty texture that ooks me out), so I was never really drawn to pear scents. But Jo won me over – I like how it’s slightly sweet (but not overbearing) and has the apple-y brightness to it.

    @irene – ooohh, I love the Jo Malone samplers – a nice size (you get at least 10 wears from it) in a spritz vial – I’ve got a big collection (and save the empties so I can remember which scents I’ve tested/loved)

    And welcome Pamela – have a fab time at the Jo event – I’m totally jealous!

  8. I love how you describe scents @tyna. The day I get a Jo Malone perfume, I too will display the bottle in all its glory! I would love to try this because of it’s sweet/floral warmth. Sounds like a scent I’d sport for sure.

  9. I still think my Running Man should have won…

    Fruit and Floral fans, you must give this a sniff! I’m convinced Jo Malone just can’t make a bad scent.

  10. There’s something about the smell of pear that I adore. This sounds lovely.

  11. I have been wearing Jo Malone’s Necatrine Blossom & Honey and it is also really exquisite. My mother just sent me a new bottle of it for my birthday and it is so, so lovely still. Unfortunately (well nothing is really ever unfortunate with Jo Malone) my mother chose vanilla & anise and pomegranate noir as my samples so I didn’t get to try this one! The other nice thing about Jo Malone perfumes is they last for YEARS without ever getting that alcohol scent. They might get a little weaker, though–my new bottle of perfume is considerably more colorful than my old bottle which only had a few drops left. Anyway best perfume company ever. I never do the layering thing personally because I’m so attached to Nectarine Blossom & Honey just as it is, but I always want to try it out!

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