A prelude to falling in love, but then...
Today I had the opportunity to test the Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey at Sephora. I was thrilled with the start! It smelled fresh and springlike like nectarine! Fresh, sliced nectarine! Remotely, the fragrance reminded me of my beloved Eclat d'Arpège from Lanvin through this springlike freshness. I almost bought the scent reflexively. But fortunately I waited to see how the scent would evolve. Because honey in perfume is not quite mine. That's it! Unfortunately after 20 minutes the honey note came out stronger and stronger, which doesn't really match the green notes. Somehow it creaks and squeaks. This was accompanied by subtle floral notes in the background, which again fit nicely into the overall picture. The color I associate with this fragrance is a pastel apricot. I would find it so successful if it weren't for this honey note! I don't want to annoy fans of this fragrance, but I'm a little disappointed with the development after the enchanting opening. I think this is the sweetest fragrance of all the Jo Malone scents I have tested. I like sweet scents, like La Nuit Trésor, but here the sweetness seems a bit unbalanced and inconsistent. I would have liked it better if this fragrance had remained entirely in the fresh/fruity category, then I would have bought it for sure. But that's not the way it is with us. But he will have his followers for sure. I think he fits well into the spring. In summer it might be a bit too sweet
Conclusion: A fabulous, ravishing, enchanting prelude, which promises spring, which unfortunately drowns in honey as it progresses...