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New Fragrance [English Pear & Freesia by Jo Malone]

English Pear & Freesia was inspired by the Keats ode 'To Autumn', it's all about the last days of summer, when the weather is beginning to turn cool again.

Combined with a honeyed, liquid note of quince, the pear is undercut with the delicate freshness of white freesias and scrambling wild roses. Base notes of patchouli, white amber and musk add a subtle warm undertone. An unconventional keynote of cool green rhubarb — acidic and at the same time soft — gives an unusual and disctinctively modern sensibility to a classically understated and evocatively English fragrance.

Christine Nagel is the perfumer behind English Pear & Freesia, which will be available from September. Once I've worn it a few times I'll post a full review.

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New Fragrance [English Pear & Freesia by Jo Malone] + review