Jo Wood has launched new certified-organic Eau de Toilette versions of the two fragrances in her Jo Wood Organics bath & body range, Amka and Usiku:
Amka, meaning ‘to wake’ in Swahili has a romantic heart of Iranian rose otto and Egyptian jasmine with bright, fresh top notes of neroli and bergamot; it is an energetic and spontaneous fragrance. Green mandarin and sweet orange blossom add a fresh and vibrant layer above a soft and spicy base of cedarwood. Following strict ECOCERT guidelines, each of these organic and eco-friendly oils was removed from a sustainable source of ingredients using a method of extraction, which does not involve solvents.
Usiku, meaning ‘night’ in Swahili is warm and sensual with a fresh, vibrant edge; its earthy and sophisticated nature makes it suitable for both men and women. With top notes of rosemary and pine needle, it has a spicy hint of cardamom and hot ginger; a complex heart of coriander, and clove; and an aromatic, woody base of Moroccan cedarwood, patchouli and vetiver. Usiku contains a natural vanillin produced by the fermentation process, allowed under ECOCERT certification. The vanilla/vanillin produces a soft, powdery, sweet vanilla effect in the base notes of the fragrance. Vanillin is a naturally occurring constitute of vanilla absolute.