Jo Malone have announced a new fragrance launch, due on the market in September. English Pear & Freesia is one of the scents to be launched over the next two years that has been created by award-winning perfumer Christine Nagel.
The inspiration for the new fragrance is an extract of the poem 'To Autumn' by John Keats.
"Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;"
Nagel describes the note that she wanted to capture, as the fragrance of a King William pear just before it becomes over ripe. The intention was to capture the smell of the fruit when it was sweet but still crisp, not too green and sharp but not sugary and soft. This has been combined with notes of freesia, quince and a subtle hint of patchouli.
The perfumer explains "It's unusual for a pear to take centre stage in a fragrance, but the essence of English Pear & Freesia is a complex and quintessentially autumnal pear note. My challenge was in recreating the scent of a pear at that moment of perfect ripeness."
The English Pear & Freesia Collection will include a 175ml body crème retailing at £45.00, a 250ml body and hand wash retailing at £30.00 and a 200gm home candle retailing at £38.00. The cologne itself will be sold in 30ml and 100ml flacons retailing at £32.00 and £64.00 respectively. For stockist information visit www.jomalone.com.
Look out for a full article about the launch, including thoughts from Christine Nagel concerning her work with the British fragrance house and pictures of the event, coming soon.