Honeysuckle & Davana, here is the new cologne that Jo Malone London has added to its collection. Join me in the discovery of this new creation before leaving to explore the fairy Christmas tale of the brand.
Honeysuckle & Davana : Cologne
The inspiration behind Honeysuckle & Davana is the honeysuckle which is a typical English flower. Céline Roux, Director of Fragrance Development at Jo Malone, and Anne Flippo wanted to work with this note for one cologne. However, the honeysuckle note does not exist naturally in the perfumer’s palette, so it was very important for Jo Malone to capture the English honeysuckle in the wild. Thanks to the technology of Headspace, Anne Flippo managed to incite this note and create a fragrance that is exclusively for Jo Malone.
Honeysuckle & Davana is composed as follows :
- in top note : we find the davana which is a green plant with hints of liquorice that brings vivacity to the fragrance while opening the creation on a fruity note.
- in heart note : the English honeysuckle which brings a rich, enveloping and mellow touch like honey.
- as a base note : the moss, evocative of wet and verdancy moss under the cool rain, brings sweetness into this fragrance while pulling the creation towards with a woody warmth.
The collection Honeysuckle & Davana comes with the cologne in 30ml (£47) and 100ml (£94) and the candle (£47 for 200g).
Regarding the fragrance combination, Jo Malone offers a citrussy and solar accord with Grapefruit Cologne. For a more daring and floral version, the brand suggests an association with Cologne Intense Oud & Bergamot. Personally, I think that a fruity and juicy combinaison could be interesting with the Blackberry & Bay Cologne, or for a more opulent side in the winter, associate it with Peony & Blush Suede Cologne.
Honeysuckle & Davana : my opinion
This new creation is still a delight to discover. Honeysuckle & Davana is a climbing fragrance, like old houses in the English countryside. This fragrance is rich in notes that are both fresh, aromatic, fruity and woody.
When I breathed this perfume, a softness envelops us and makes us almost dependent on this creation. It is a bubble of relaxation, which exalts our senses and transports us to an enchanting and bucolic country that is English nature. Feminine and very elegant, Honeysuckle & Davana will dress in the most luminous and warm clothing which wears it !
I warmly thank Céline Ferry of the Jo Malone London boutique at the Carrousel du Louvre for this lovely moment around the discovery of this new fragrance.