July 21, 2017
image via Yann Vasnier
Master Perfumer Yann Vasnier of Givaudan returns to Jo Malone and the English Countryside once again (he was the perfumer for The Bloomsbury Set) for two new fragrances where Oak is the star ingredient. Yann shares insight into the new English Oak Collection.
Ad Image for the English Oak Collection via Jo Malone
“Three years ago I sat down with Celine Roux and shared a very special accord with her, which she instantly loved. The idea of the forest and English Oak was something Jo Malone London had wanted to explore, so it was perfect timing. This was the start of English Oak & Hazelnut. The brief began with one fragrance, but as we experimented we discovered an equally compelling scent combination. The original concept, English Oak & Hazelnut, was spicy and woody with a more angular feel while the second took on a rounder and juicier character. This became English Oak & Redcurrant. In the end we loved both equally, and that’s how The English Oak collection was born. Oak is a beautiful, noble wood. It’s powerful and iconic. In perfumery you often find sandalwood and cedarwood, but oak has something unique. It’s majestic and mysterious. Oak exists as an ingredient, but for this project we created an exclusive variant of the wood; a roasted oak. Our Roasted Oak Absolute has a beautifully rich, smoky feel that adds real depth to a fragrance. And like any rich wood, there’s an addictive quality and sweetness to it due its phenolic nature. I was very excited to work with it and create something unique for Jo Malone London”. –Yann Vasnier, Master Perfumer
English Oak & Redcurrant: Top: Redcurrant; Heart: Rose; Base: Roasted Oak Absolute
English Oak & Hazelnut: Top: Green Hazelnut; Heart: Cedarwood; Base: Roasted Oak Absolute
Available as of September 2017 www.jomalone.com and Jo Malone Boutiques
Cologne 100ml RRP $135
Cologne 30ml RRP $65
Body & Hand Wash 250ml RRP $40
Body Crème 175ml RRP $75
Home Candle 200g RRP $65
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-Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief
I am reallly excited about these two!!!