I've had a few people ask for me to give my thoughts on the Christmas scents for this year, so here is an overview of the three fragrances for 2018 with my review. I don't think I've ever mentioned this before, but I am totally independent of the Jo Malone London brand and all thoughts are my own, and reviews are all fragrances that are owned by myself - I am simply a big fan of the brand!
Ginger Biscuit 2018 Christmas bottle. I thought I would start wit the earliest of the fragrances - Although 'new' for Christmas 2018, Ginger Biscuit was actually first released in 2013 as part of the Sugar & Spice collection. It is described by Jo Malone London as Just-baked Christmas biscuits. Spiced with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, melting into caramel. Butter-crumbly with roasted hazelnuts. Warmed by tonka bean and vanilla. An irresistible limited edition. Exclusively online and dazzlingly dressed. It became an instant cult classic and has subsequently come back to the Archive collection in the Regent Street Boutique. (It's here that I first experienced and went on to buy Ginger Biscuit, and is in fact the version I am reviewing here.) The 2018 Christmas edition is embellished with a gold lid and ribbon. A really stunning, classic look. The packaging is lovely, but wasn't tempting enough for me to purchase again. There is really little to add to the official description! It really does say it all - Ginger Biscuit is a tray of homemade ginger biscuits fresh from the oven. This perhaps doesn't immediately sound as if it's a wearable scent - But somehow it just works! Especially on it's dry down - Unashamedly gourmand, but somehow deeper than what normally springs to mind when you envision foody scents. Caramel dipped hazelnuts, lightly spiced with the warmth of tonka. The vanilla is a subtle caress, adding to the depth of the tonka rather than a sweetness.
That's very important to note here - Never is Ginger Biscuit sickly. The ingredients are beautifully balanced and evoke warm, fond memories of baking with Nan.