[productsample/affiliatelink] Poppy & Barley made its debut as part of the limited edition English Fields collection but has now arrived as a full size for the first time.
Poppies signify no particular scent to me so I think of this as a representation of the colours of poppies – those gorgeous yellows, pinks and reds that are so vibrant and pretty and are part of the early summer full of possibility and happiness. I had one single wild poppy in my garden this year – I watched and waited (and waited) for it to bloom (because I can see it from where my desk is) for what seemed like forever and eventually, there it was – sassy and red and full of glory for about three days! Then it was gone. I’ve kept the head to resow the seeds next spring.
So, to the cologne. It’s sweet, light and blossom-ish – there are rose and violets at the heart with fruit notes up top (blackcurrant but not too strong) – there’s a very airy feel to this that’s earthed with a smattering of blanket-like accents of barley. It’s unusual, but not strange if you understand. I think if you’re in the Jo Malone frame of mind, it’s fairly typical of the brand’s olfactory depictions of familiar landscapes – there’s almost nothing not to like unless you are distinctly averse to florals. Prices start at £48 HERE.
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