Wood Sage and Sea Salt by Jo Malone

Just like its name suggests, Wood Sage & Sea Salt is composed of ambrette seed, sea salt and sage, along with red algae and grapefruit.

‘Sea air is mixed with salty and mineral texture of sand and stones. As the scent of driftwood it has natural and fresh sophistication. A complex combination of wood and sea is in its essence. It provides the feeling of freedom and natural spirit.’ – Christine Nagel, perfumer of the composition.

Inspired by the unique character and quality of British beach. Joe Malone states, “Escape the everyday along the windswept shore. Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea salt and spray. Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs. Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage. Lively, spirited and totally joyful. 

Elegant but casual. Most “beach” fragrances capture the tropics, while this one captures that overcast beach feel. Has D&G Light Blue similarities but still very different. Won’t offend anyone and versatile. Starts with a burst of sea salt then dries down to a mellow clean crisp scent. Not overly woody, not sweet, not overly citrusy, just a very balanced unisex fragrance. I will say it leans more masculine but very unisex fragrance. Here is the bad part. Jo Malone fragrances are cologne and with that it means it’ll evaporate real quick. Lasting power is weak for a fragrance that commands the price tag it does. Joe Malone likes to use “fragrance blending” which means that their fragrances are made to mix with each other to create unique scents. Along with that there’s body cream available for layering. Blending and Layering just starts to feel like a gimmick to sell lower concentrate fragrance for high price and sell more products.

Wood Sage & Sea Salt is also available as a candle and recommended to be blended with these Joe Malone fragrances : Lime Basil & Mandarin or Nectarine Blossom & Honey.

House of Parfum rating of 7/10

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