Jo Malone has a gorgeous new scent out for this Autumn called English Pear & Freesia. Juicy pears, white freesias, amber, patchouli and woods. Sounds really suited for the coming Autumn/Winter to me.
An unusual, innovative ingredient, this accord of sweetly scented fruit is fresh, ripe and discreet with a dainty floral vibe.
Quintessentially English, freesia charms with its heady perfume when in full bloom. Though not so exotic and sweet as lily or rose, it is equally as classic and compelling.
An autumnal element adding an adventurous twist to this quintessentially English blend. Pungent and earthy with fragrant, warming spices to the fore, Patchouli imparts an earthy taste of the exotic, generating substance and depth.
It comes in a very elegant box which makes a perfect home for the neatly designed cologne. The packaging is simple and elegant, not in your face glamour hence quite unlike many high end fragrances. I do like my glamorous bottles but this is such a refreshing change to be honest. The shape is pretty compact and its light enough to pop into your bag for a quick spritz during the day. Its surprising how chunky some perfumes bottles of the same quantity can be as compared to this one.
I would describe the smell as a mixture of sweetness and warmth. It starts off to be quite powdery and sweet mainly floral and slightly fruity. Freesia is then what I slowly start smelling. It's pretty unique how sweet and pleasant it is compared to something like rose which people find offensively sweet. I can't see someone disliking this really as its quite mellow all the way through.
To add an earthy touch to it, there is Patchouli in the end, which rounds up the fragrance on a warm note balancing any sweetness that one encountered initially. I quite like light floral fragrances, they make me feel very comforted. Note that the fragrance is slightly powdery but a much more grown up/elegant version of its counterparts.
Classic is how I would describe it in a word.