Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body Cream

by - Sunday, November 01, 2015

We've been into November and for the last month it looks like I've abandoned ship, I know, but the inactivity in here is caused because there's been lots of activity in my everyday life. Longer hours at work plus one of my besties leaving the country to go travelling for two years means my priorities were to spend as much time with her as possible and do my best at work (new job means probation period), so not much time left for blogging at the end of the day. I know October was silent but I'm still here and today I'm talking about my latest obsession, one that comes in a glass pot and carries with it the smell of summer. I'm talking Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt body cream. Needless to say it was love at first whiff! 

Of course I know Jo Malone has released a new fragrance lately, Mimosa & Cardamom, but I got my tub of lusciousness when on holidays back in Greece, so in a way I've connected the smell with a lot of great memories. 

Why the body cream and not the perfume I hear you ask? The answer is simple. 

I'm one of them people whose pH is a little bit higher than normal, which translates to my inability of wearing lighter scented perfumes as my skin tends to neutralise them pretty fast, usually within an hour or two. The only scents that showed persistence and tend to linger for a longer period of time, although still slightly weakened are woody, musky ones. So what I do when I really like a perfume but I know my body will "reject" it? I tend to go for the body cream, that way when my natural temperature rises my body begins to exude the perfume infused in it!

I really tried not to talk about the beautiful packaging but it's impossible, not only the jar looks stunning but it came in a box with a ribbon tied around it and in a bow tied bag as well. My brain tells me all this makes no difference when it comes to the actual product but I'm a woman and as such I like pretty things, I can't help it!

I'm really bad at describing scents, instead I'll say it brings to mind cliffs covered in pines descending into a sandy shore, where the sea mist marries the scent of the woodland herbs and magical things begin to happen. The cream is rich and super emollient, absorbs fast and doesn't leave traces of tackiness or stickiness to the skin. As for the longevity, I put it to the test while still in Greece and my skin both felt moisturized and smelt amazing after many hours under the hot sun. Many days and applications later, I'm still passionately in love with it!

Is there anyone else out there who uses the same trick as I do when it comes to perfumes and body creams? Do let me know!

Until next time,


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