i get a little giddy when a new jo malone fragrance comes out – which is a little odd for someone allergic to most perfumes, i admit. but the truth is, i find most perfumes much too complex and overpowering – the simple, clean fragrances from jo malone just get me every time.
the lotus blossom & water lily scent, from their new kohdo wood collection, is my latest find. it’s maybe the perfect floral – light and fresh, with just enough mandarin and wood to keep it very clean.
this would make a perfect mom’s day gift, actually – i’d buy her the shower gel or the cologne, and pair it with a sweet little bouquet of flowers. if your mom’s more of a purist, or just anti-floral, try the crisp, lemon-y verbena of provence, my all-time favorite jo malone scent. gift it nestled into a little bowl of lemons, and even the martha-est mom will be impressed!
get free shipping at the jo malone website, or – if you’re a last-minute gifter, you can pick these up at saks, neimans or nordstrom on the way to mother’s day brunch.