New Year, New Scents


I walked into a Jo Malone store near my house today for some olfactory inspiration for the New Year; and wow, did I find it!

First, I was sucked into the beautiful setting, replete with cream and black everything.  Then I got to take a stroll down the perfumes lining the center of the store with the loveliest (and most incredibly helpful) store clerk.  Though I’d gone in interested to smell a few scents in particular, those weren’t the perfumes that really worked for me.  Instead, I left loving Blackberry & Bay and Velvet Rose & Oud.  These two scents (like so many of Malone’s) smell divine together, too.

I’ve never thought of new scents as being the way to start a New Year, but I have to say, I am so excited about these discoveries!

And, if you are looking for a good hand cream right now (and who isn’t, with winter weather upon us), Jo Malone sells two fabulous ones: her Vitamin E Nourishing Hand Treatment and her Geranium and Walnut Hand Cream.  After sampling each, my hands were screaming, “Thank you!!”

Speaking of which, thank you to all of you who have already filled out my survey.  And for those of you who haven’t, please do (and then let me know in the comments that you filled it out) so that you can win a $200 gift certificate to your choice of Sephora or Net-A-Porter!

Happy New Year to all!



  • nelle

    I am a fragance lover so, a new fragrance definitely helps me to start the new year right! I have to go try the Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay that sounds divine!

    • Nelle- You must try it! It is heavenly!