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Wood Sage & Sea Salt (2014)
by Jo Malone London


Wood Sage & Sea Salt information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 126 votes)

People and companies

HouseJo Malone London
PerfumerChristine Nagel
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Launching in September 2014, Wood Sage & Sea Salt is inspired by the English Coast, and was the last Jo Malone fragrance to be created by Christine Nagel before her move to Hermès in 2014.

Jo Malone says:

Escape the everyday along the windswept shore. Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea salt and spray. Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs. Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage. Lively, spirited and totally joyful.

Wood Sage & Sea Salt fragrance notes

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Reviews of Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Thumbs up for the scent alone but the performance is not great.

Really nice grapefruit opening that quickly evolves into a slightly sweet, citrus-floral-woody scent with a minor tea note. Very calm and pleasant.

I always thought of this as a feminine scent but wearing it more, it feels unisex to me.

Very light projection and doesn’t last long, maybe 4-5 hours.
11th November, 2020
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The restrained wood and the dominating sea salt hit me straight from the beginning. A marine opening due to a fresh ambrette-base crispness, as if and old wooden boat is drying out in the beach. And added green herbal undertone - sage with whiffs of leaves - mixes with the aroma of sea weed.

Added freshness is provided by an overarching grapefruit impression with the occasional whiff of lemon, especially at the beginning.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and four hours of longevity on my skin.

A nice and summery marine scent that is crafted well. Unlike some other creations of this house that often designs its fragrances for layering, this one is nicely wearable on its own. 3/5.
06th November, 2019
I have sampled a lot of jo malone. Never liked them enough to pull the trigger on a full bottle. Got this one as a gift, and i must say its better than most i have tried. Id say this along with lime and basil are probably the best of the lot. But even then there is a generic almost designer quality to it. The ingredients dont seem at par with other niche offerings in its price bracket. I dont really get any woodsiness, but a rather sweet salty aquatic inoffensive but unextraodinary perfume that can get cloying if overapplied. But like another review earlier mentioned its also quite fleeting if underapplied. Like with a lot of her newer offerings in the hermes lineup, christine nagel plays it safe, almost too safe!
12th October, 2019
Bright citrus (lemon I'm guessing, and grapefruit) opening, aquatic and extremely light. Very, very light: as in, dries down to a skin scent in 15 minutes light. As in, disappears from your skin completely in an hour or two light. I get sea salt, yes: and slight florals such as the sage and possibly lavender. Almost no wood, however: if it's there it is gone as quickly as it started.

Completely forgettable, performance is absolutely terrible: unforgivably bad. Maybe the worst I've had yet in a fragrance. Hard to even make a complete evaluation when I have scent that dissipates so quickly. What more can I say?


03rd April, 2019
Subtle but has staying power. Jo Malone doesn't disappoint. I like it!
26th November, 2018
A really wonderful, distinct formulation from Jo Malone. Wood Sage & Sea Salt is ultimately an aromatic, musky, citrus and marine fragrance that is light and wearable esp. in warmer weather.

Notes in WS&SS include Ambrette (musk mallow), Sea Salt, Sage, Seaweed (red algae), and Grapefruit. The result is a truly beach oriented portrait that elicits feelings of adventure and enjoyment of nature in me!

It's an aquatic creation for sure. Pure genius mixing sea salt and the mildly peppery sage spice in the form of a fragrance! The musk mallow adds an earthy, musky touch, and the seaweed along with the grapefruit evoke marine waters in my mind.

Leaning more towards masculine wear, WS&SS - according to the company - can be mixed with their Lime Basil & Mandarin, or Nectarine Blossom & Honey, fragrances.

Give it a try!
10th October, 2018

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