Lotus Blossom & Water Lily

Release date:

May 2008.

Created by:
Jo Malone.

Described by Jo Malone London:
"Through a blend of mandarin, sacred lotus blossom, bamboo and aloeswood, Lotus Blossom & Water Lily will encourage energy, inspire confidence and focus the mind, making it a perfect daytime scent ."

Top: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Bergamot
Heart: Honeysuckle, Freesia, Jasmine, Lotus, Water Lily
Base:Aloe, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Guaiac wood, Incense.

The story:
Lotus Blossom & Water Lily was released as part of a duo - The Kohdo Wood collection, celebrating the Kohdo ceremonies of ancient Japan.
Lotus Blossom & Water Lily represents Kohdo Wood day, it's counter part being Kohdo Wood night; Dark Amber & Ginger Lily!

I can't give an accuerate review of this fragrance - I managed to buy a part used 30mls from a priveate seller, but bearing in mind this scent is now around ten years old, I have no idea if performance and scent match how it would have and should smell like.
I don't think time has been too kind on my bottle - I don't detect any top notes, instead it goes straight to full on incense. Later the floral notes join, and the woodier aspects come through, leaving a warm sensual floral. It's been beautiful to wear, and I only wish I got the full experience.


Special editions:
I'm not aware of any special editions for this fragrance.
It's worth noting that this bottle didn't have the regular, signature cream label, but was transparent instead.

This fragrance is now discontinued.