Jo Malone Silk Blossom ~ new fragrance

Jo Malone Silk Blossom

Jo Malone will launch Silk Blossom, a new limited edition fragrance, in May. Also recent from the brand: London Rain and Tuberose Angelica.

Nature’s blooms at their most tempting. The nectarous, pink-fringed pompoms of Silk Blossom. Irresistible to hummingbirds and butterflies. Apricot-fresh with a touch of spice. Airy with clouds of powder-soft heliotrope, nestling on a bed of moss. Fruity and enticing.

Silk Blossom was developed by perfumer Marie Salamagne; notes include white pepper, silk blossom and moss.

Jo Malone Silk Blossom will be available in 30 and 100 ml Cologne.

(quote via jomalone.co.uk, additional information via moodiereport)

Update: see a review of Jo Malone Silk Blossom.

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  1. Squirrely says:

    I’m intrigued, especially if it comes with the tassel.

    I don’t live anywhere near a JM retailer, but I’m also really interested in trying on Blush Suede & Peony. I liked the what I tried via a Nordstrom catalog scent strip. It smelled really pretty and wearable – I have shockingly few scents like that in my collection!

    • Robin says:

      Gosh, that would be really crappy to put the tassel in the picture and then not include it! But don’t think I’ve ever seen a real JM bottle with a tassel, so it’s quite possible.

  2. kaos.geo says:

    We have those flowering trees here (I didn’t know they were called “Silk’s blossom” !) And, to my knowledge… they have no smell! :-P

    Maybe there are other variations of this plant that do have a fragrance?

    Will try it when and if I get my behind to the States this year…

    • Robin says:

      Just commented on FB too — I don’t know the answer except to say that for most flowers we think of as unscented, there are one or two varieties that do in fact have scent — iris, for instance, and hibiscus. And Kenzo did a silk flower scent too:

      http://www.nstperfume.com/2009/03/04/kenzo-eaux-de-fleurs-collection-perfume-reviews/

      • kaos.geo says:

        Thank you! :-D
        I will try to smell them next spring when they come up…

      • Undina says:

        The perfume is almost true to those flowers that you know: it becomes almost unscented within the first hour – a signature trait, I think, for all Jo Malone’s Limited Edition blossoms (and I actually am a JM fan!)

    • nozknoz says:

      Kaos, there are a few trees that look like that here in the Washington, DC, area, and they smell very good. It must be a different variety or something.

  3. lucasai says:

    When I was in Milan I stumbled upon Jo Malone boutique. It was nice seeing the brand in person for the 1st time in my life. I tried Peony & Blush Suede and found it teenage-girly and I didn’t like Tuberose Angelica at all…
    I think JM is not for me :P

    • Robin says:

      That will save you time :-)

    • Lucy says:

      JM is a line that seems to hit big or miss hard. Also, the effort that they keep putting into limited editions seems to take away from their regular line.

      I think the direction Estee Lauder has taken the company in is not good. I see a lot of similarities in Peony & Blush Suede and Modern Muse, which were released at nearly the same time. (Also in each line’s White Jasmine scents.) It is fairly easy to look at the whole line and pinpoint when Jo Malone left the company. The style changed. IMHO, Blackberry & Bay is the only recent release that seems worthy of her name. If you ever get another chance, try some of the older ones. Nutmeg & Ginger is quite nice (especially the bath oil, her original product) and Lime, Basil, & Mandarin is interesting. A little too dirty for my taste, but worth smelling. Even better, if you are ever in London, seek out the Jo Loves line. I have only tried a few samples but they all have that early Jo Malone character.

      • lucasai says:

        Hi Lucy!
        I had a chance to try some earlier JM scents thanks to some great friends who sent me samples of the scents, I liked a couple but they all last longevity and character on my skin. They’re too simple for my tastes!

        Speaking of Lo Loves, I tried some (the brand was generous to send me samples to Poland) and I quite liked them!

  4. happy888cat says:

    The ombre tassel looks very beautiful with the bottle! I do wish it comes with and also for the 30ml.

  5. floragal says:

    I heard recently that they’re discontinuing one of my favorites, Blue Agava & Cacao :(

    Have not managed to get excited about many others, although I do love her aesthetic.

  6. Omega says:

    what a great bottle with that tassel, however, I kinda expect it to be a little boring, Jo releases has been like that for a while to me..though, haven’t tried that last collection.

  7. Lucy says:

    I like the tassel too, but doubt it’s included. Previous limited editions with bows had disclaimers at the bottom of the ads. Glad they’re at least offering this in a small bottle.

    I got an email this morning about a limited edition home collection. They have a soap set of orange blossom and blackberry & bay. It’s a bit more expensive than the individual soaps, but the packaging is beautiful. They have B & B sachets too.

  8. mals86 says:

    We call those trees “mimosas,” at least in the American South – and they do have a smell, but it is a light floral fragrance, not particularly distinctive.

  9. scentfromabove says:

    I am super-excited to hear about this new release. I am having full knee replacement surgery tomorrow and have been feeling a little down and frightened about it. Knowing that my favorite perfume house is coming out with something new gives me something to look forward to. I know that everyone has their different opinions about Jo Malone and how it has changed over the years, but it is because of her that I have become the “perfumista” that I am today. Jo Malone can do no wrong in my book. Something soft and sweet to bring in that hot Texas heat is right on time. I am psyched!

    • Lucy says:

      Good luck with your surgery. Mr. Lucy had his knee done a few years ago. The recovery is long and not fun at all, but eventually you’ll get there. If you would like any tips, let me know. There are a lot of things we’d do differently if we could. The surgery itself wasn’t so bad though. I’m sure you’ll do just fine.

  10. Rosewater says:

    Unrelated–feel free to delete. Consider actually linking to your Twitter account with a hyperlink in the right sidebar, or at least showing your Twitter handle, e.g.,

    @nowsmellthis on Twitter

    I’ve tried several times to go directly to your account from the sidebar to find it wasn’t linked.

    • Robin says:

      Sorry — there is a twitter button at the top right of the page, but I realize it isn’t as convenient & not everyone notices it.

  11. Lucy says:

    Tried this at Nordstrom today. Didn’t need but a second to form an opinion. Are you planning to review this one Robin? I’ll save my comments until then if you are.

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