Jo Malone Nashi Blossom

Oh no, Jo-Jo Ma. (That might be one of my best perfume puns, right up there with “Gindiana Jones And The Raiders of the Lost Ark”.) Underneath those adorable polka dots lurks one of the most outrageously mediocre, paper-thin shampoo florals I’ve ever had the misfortune of spraying. The official notes are lemon, Asian pear, rose, and apple, but the overall effect is diluted Lemon Pledge crossed with one of the fruitier drug store shampoos. There are (quite a few!) body sprays at Bath & Body Works with more complexity. Shame on everyone who was involved in the creation of this cynical dreck. Dishonor on you! Dishonor on your cow!

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14 thoughts on “Jo Malone Nashi Blossom

  1. Unfortunately, I have that reaction with many many Jo Malones. They all sound so fantastic but usually don’t live up.
    PS, this is my first comment here and it was lovely to see you a few weeks back at our fragrant get together! And hi, Sun!

      1. I’m so torn on it! I really love it at first spray but then the sweetness gets to me after a bit. I’m working my way through a sample and will see how I feel…BUT, I also ordered a sample of California Reverie and am really liking it! Still hunting for the perfect orange blossom.

    1. So nice to see you here, Nat! πŸ™‚ IMO, Jo has more misses than hits, but I’m holding out hope for some Anne Flipo magic now that they’ve brought her in. (Nashi Blossom is attributed to Fabrice Pellegrin, who’s also done plenty of great stuff, so who knows?)

  2. C’mon, tell us what you really think. πŸ˜€
    I have tried very few of the Jo Maones. Two older ones I like (but don’t need to own) are Grapefruit, and Orange Blossom. Have to sniff the Blackberry & Bay more, but still wouldn’t buy at it’s price point. I do regret not buying a set of travel size set of 6 or so bath oils. Worn as perfume, I suspect they might have more staying power. Won’t even try limited editions.
    I think any company’s limited editions are done to create a buying frenzy — certainly works that way with make-up. I’m convinced that some people buy limited editions just to re-sell as “rare” meaning elevated prices.

    By the way, it’s good to hear how much the DC meet-up enjoyed their time at your shop.

    1. Ack!! I committed the cardinal sin (at least to me) of using it’s as a possessive instead of its.
      And that would be Jo Malones, though Jo Moans might work too.

    2. Don’t lose hope, LL! I bet that set will come back around, especially close to the holidays. They always do a few cute coffrets then.
      If you like Grapefruit, I definitely encourage you to spend more time with Blackberry & Bay! It’s very much on the tart side of fruity.

  3. Finally quit lurking long enough to say that henceforth, Jo-Jo Ma it shall always be to me! I do love a good (bad?) pun. The Jo-Jo Ma perfumes, not so much, though I do have small bottles of the Orange Blossom and Lime, Mandarin and Basil dating back to when there was only one shop in London and I felt terribly grown-up for going there.

    1. Ooh, a lurker! So nice to “meet” you, Malmaison! What a lovely scent memory- I often wonder what Jo Malone was like in its pre-Estee heyday.

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