Anything new from Jo Malone has got our attention straightaway.
Over the years, the classic fragrance house has produced some of the most iconic scents that have graced our dressing tables.
And the signature black and cream designs, which can always be spotted a mile-off, add an elegant touch to any tote bag or console table it’s added to.
So when there’s a new launch afoot, it gets snapped up pretty quickly.
While the popular perfume house has a cohort of steadfast scents that make up the core collection, including the much-loved Pomegranate Noir, Lime Basil & Mandarin and Wood Sage & Sea Salt, they also regularly add to their offerings with a bunch of seasonal appearances.
So, now that the air is getting crisp and the leaves are starting to change colour meaning we’re truly into the autumn season, the perfumery has dropped a new release to give us something to smile about.
Inspired by the autumn harvest, the new Poppy & Barley scent is exactly what you’ll want to be wearing over your cream turtle-neck jumper and rust longline wool coat.
Blending fruit, floral and musk, the fragrance starts with a sharp top note of ripe and juicy blackberries.
It is then lightened up by a heart note of fresh-smelling poppy to give it a crisp floral scent, before blending into a deep base note of soft, cottony barley, which adds a musky cereal tone to the spray.
The brand also suggests layering the new fragrance with other classics like Wood Sage & Sea Salt or Myrrh & Tonka to add a freshness or a creaminess to your scent.
You can get your hands on the collection nationwide from £32, with two sizes of cologne and a body & hand wash available – so you can keep the addictive smell going all day long.
Giving her thoughts on the new release, Jo Malone’s head of global fragrance Celine Roux, says: ‘When I smell Poppy & Barley I am taken to the heart of an English meadow during the harvest.
‘It’s the end of every summer when the fields are a sea of gold and I picture lively light poppies moving and dancing in the breeze.’
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).
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