Wood Sage & Sea Salt 
Jo Malone London (2014)

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About Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone London

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Launching in September 2014, Wood Sage & Sea Salt is inspired by the English Coast, and was the last Jo Malone fragrance to be created by Christine Nagel before her move to Hermès in 2014.

Jo Malone says:

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.

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Reviews of Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone London

There are 24 reviews of Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone London.

Fills the air with crisp linen not unlike a freshly ironed cotton shirt. Like most Jo Malone I have tried I vastly prefer Wood Sage as a room scent. I quickly abandoned spraying on myself in favor of bedding. This is a strong contender for room diffuser purchase. Pretty straightforward with zero surprises.
Sep 10, 2021

She burst into tears and cry for days at the edge of the ocean,the wet warm winds lashing at her whole being,then she feel the light touch of sunshine on her face,as the storm begins to break,the tears stop,the salt slightly crushing around her eyes...she start to smell the fragrance of a wet tropical garden behind the sands.and sunbeams dance a rainbow across the sparkling sea...that's this scent.there's nothing heavy or violent about it,but it's a very introspective and wishful fragrance.

It's opening is like a loud but harmonious orchestra:bright, salty,though not too bold,and exquisitely balanced.it's like love at first sight.it then mellows down to a translucent woody,fresh and aromatic scent. not aggressive or warm, actually it's pretty cold,clean and fresh. great gor quiet and soft summer and fall mornings. also reserve it for those occasions when you need special attention.enjoyable for it's uniqueness.
Sep 9, 2021

Jo Malone's Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne captures the spirited crisp of a north English coastline and its body of minerals, driftwood and saltwater wisps; creating a scent story as soothing as its inspiration. This is a fragrance that is essentially pink and gray in essence like the natural colour of sea salt and bedrock it beautifully emulates; emanating cool whiffs of briny air, sulfuric moisture of red algae, camphorous woods and stony edges... Truly, an imagining that note-wise may suggest a green aquatic but delightfully far and wide from that sort. It can be collectively likened to a creamy and cool spa treatment, raised by its minor hints of buchu leaf, rounded plum, dried fruit, giving the greater sum of its parts, sage, seawood, grapefruit, and ambrette a full radiance that is ethereal, peachy clean and ozonic. The sage, in particular, with its mentholated drift carries an uplifting weight to the saline heart, offering a natural earthy depth to the accord. Surely, this is an ambient signature for warmer climate that fares well for a cologne with its soft sillage and longevity, especially on clothing. Simply, a gender bender that is intimate as hovering thoughts among gray pebbles, damp sand, driftwood, herbal shrubs, sea mists, cool air of a northern sea... Riveting!
Jun 17, 2021

Thumbs up for the scent alone but the performance is not great.

Really nice grapefruit opening that quickly evolves into a slightly sweet, citrus-floral-woody scent with a minor tea note. Very calm and pleasant.

I always thought of this as a feminine scent but wearing it more, it feels unisex to me.

Very light projection and doesn't last long, maybe 4-5 hours.
Nov 11, 2020

The restrained wood and the dominating sea salt hit me straight from the beginning. A marine opening due to a fresh ambrette-base crispness, as if and old wooden boat is drying out in the beach. And added green herbal undertone - sage with whiffs of leaves - mixes with the aroma of sea weed.

Added freshness is provided by an overarching grapefruit impression with the occasional whiff of lemon, especially at the beginning.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and four hours of longevity on my skin.

A nice and summery marine scent that is crafted well. Unlike some other creations of this house that often designs its fragrances for layering, this one is nicely wearable on its own. 3/5.
Nov 6, 2019

I have sampled a lot of jo malone. Never liked them enough to pull the trigger on a full bottle. Got this one as a gift, and i must say its better than most i have tried. Id say this along with lime and basil are probably the best of the lot. But even then there is a generic almost designer quality to it. The ingredients dont seem at par with other niche offerings in its price bracket. I dont really get any woodsiness, but a rather sweet salty aquatic inoffensive but unextraodinary perfume that can get cloying if overapplied. But like another review earlier mentioned its also quite fleeting if underapplied. Like with a lot of her newer offerings in the hermes lineup, christine nagel plays it safe, almost too safe!
Oct 12, 2019

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