Wood Sage & Sea Salt is a perfume from the well-known English brand Jo Malone that was released in 2014 and was inspired by the British seaside. Christine Nagel, a brilliant perfumer who has created some of the world’s most famous fragrances, is the nose behind fragrances like Hermes, Armani Si, Dior Miss Dior Cherie, Cartier Eau de Cartier, DSquared Potion for Women, and a myriad of others. WS&S is one of my favorite Jo Malone perfumes, along with Lime Basil & Mandarin and a few others that I will discuss in another post.
Wood, sage, and sea salt… Doesn’t that sound like a recipe for a magical potion? But it is because wearing this fragrance conjures up the essence of the sea. And as long as you wear Wood, Sage & Sea Salt, you’ll be surrounded by the spirit and ambiance of the sea, as well as the smell of salty sea air infused with aromatic herbs.
Some perfumes are made to seduce other people, and only special ones among them to seduce ourselves. Wood, Sage & Sea Salt is such a perfume. Great perfumes harmonize us with nature, and this one harmonizes us with the most poetic parts of ourselves and nature. Relaxing sound of sea waves, while dozing in the shade of cypress trees on a warm July day. We laze idly without a single thought, surrounded by glittering white stones in the sunlight and the twisting surface of the water. The state between sleep and wakefulness. The movement of the waves is in line with our deep inhales and exhales. Who says this is not meditation? From my experience Wood, Sage & Sea Salt has an effect similar to transcendent meditation. Personality traits are lost, leaving only the primordial elements, water, earth, and salt. At the slightest moment, we forget that we are ordinary people, dust in the wind and we remember the truth – that we are gods. If that’s not magic, I don’t know what is…[Fragrance notes] grapefruit, sage, sea salt, seaweed, cypress. [Fragrance group] aromatic.
The creator of the perfume is Christine Nagel.