I finally took the plunge while I was in London. Vacation justifies biting the bullet on wish list purchases, doesn't it? :)
Jo Malone had way more scents than I expected. And instead of marketing "new arrivals" or "best sellers," the counter boasts a minimalist decor with all the pretty simple bottles lined up in a semi circle. I did not have enough time to give all scents a whiff (and if I did, I think my nose would go numb!), so I ended up randomly holding up scents with names of flowers/plants that I love.
My 2 favorites were Nectarine & Honey Blossom, and Orange Blossom. Similar names but very different scents. The former was more fruity sweet, while the latter was a floral sweet. I am a firm believer that scents smell so differently on people due to our different body temperatures and natural body scents, therefore I always spray perfumes on my wrist to test them out (and recommend you to do so too if you don't). So as always, I sprayed each on one of my wrists, and strolled around the rest of Selfridges sniffing each wrist back and forth.
The "Wrist Test" definitely made me decision way easier. Nectarine & Honey Blossom was a bit overpowering and too sweet. In comparison, Orange Blossom is amazing. Girly yet elegant, it gives off the most unique scent of femininity. It's how I would imagine Audrey Hepburn to smell like. Needless to say, that's what I took home with me that day.
I have worn Orange Blossom every day since I bought it. This is the perfect summer scent, suitable for both work and fun. If you feel overwhelmed by the wide range of Jo Malone scents like I was, I strongly recommend checking out Orange Blossom.
What are your favorite summer scents?