November 24, 2006
Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus
The room spray seems milder but it has the same elements, giving more of a sheer effect. It can double as a skin scent, however, putting it on skin brings the slightly animal note of body heated natural scent to the mix, and adds more dimension in a really effective way, at least on me.
Because I was very pleased and intrigued by the candle I tried the room fragrance, though I did not expect the combination of the pine and eucalyptus to be appropriate or useful as a cologne.
As it happens, those two combine with skin to work together really well, still very uplifting but also leaving room for and adding the depth of the notes of one's natural skin.
In combination with those resinous clean fragrances the result is something much more interesting than what comes straight out of the flacon.
It is like the winter version of the clean citrus scents of summer, but with an invigorating effect to go with the colder weather, as opposed to the refreshing coolness that citrus notes give for a hot summer day. I would recommend the room spray/cologne for everyday use, appropriate for work and weekend casual wear. The candle is very intensely scented and would be wonderful to have for the holiday season.