JoMalone – English Pear & Freesia Lotion


Price: $55

(This was a gift!)

This is my first JoMalone product (that wasn’t a DS sample).

englishpear2“English Pear & Freesia” almost feels iconic. It’s the go-to scent that people usually recommend when someone asks them “what should I get for my first JoMalone scent?”… at least, that’s the case with people around me.

This smells like flower drenched in honey, or a slice of summer in an English cottage somewhere. Apparently, inspiration for this scent were verses by John Keats, Ode to Autumn. How apt.

englishpear3List of ingredients. You receive 8.5oz / 250 ml.

I know nothing of notes, but people detect: “Pear, Melon, Rose, Freesia, Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Rhubarb” in this scent.

englishpear4The lotion feels moisturizing and non-tacky. It spreads easy and sinks into the skin within a few seconds to minutes depending on how much you use.

Even a small amount packs a lot of scent so I tend to spread a tiny bit on my decolletage and wrist. Personal preference, but a full body of this may prove to be a tad overwhelming. (but that’s how I am with most lingering scents, no matter how much I love them)

englishpear5This layers well with most other floral/sweet/fresh perfumes I own, such as Viktor&Rolf FlowerBomb, Fresh Hesperides, most Anna Sui perfumes, Tocca perfumes etc.

It will take me a long while to finish, but I’ll definitely buy another bottle when I’m through.

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