Jo Malone Geranium & Walnut Hand Cream
Jo Malone Geranium & Walnut Hand Cream

Over the years I’ve got fonder of the scent of geranium – not least because I planted a climbing geranium that literally never stops flowering. It’s in exactly the right spot (accidentally) to be shielded from the worst of winter and last year continued to flower all through. Launching in October is the Jo Malone Geranium & Walnut Hand Cream – you will have to be a geranium fan because that’s the over-riding scent and it seems quite generous in that respect. I’m struggling to think of walnut as a scent that anyone would want to wear but in this blend it’s just a slightly nutty warmth to counterbalance the fullness of geranium.

I’m seeing this as more of a gifting item – it left my hands prettily scented and soft as you’d expect and didn’t leave a greasy or sticky feel. It’s £22 for 50ml which seems like a lot but Jo Malone is firmly in the luxury camp, price wise and I guess you could call this an entry point. It obviously still comes with all the Jo Malone flourish of tissue, box and ribbon which is why I’d be happy to gift this but wouldn’t necessarily buy it for myself.

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated