Scents of Place: Jo Malone Incense & Cedrat Cologne
Meet the London brand's latest perfume.
I grew up in the Middle East, and was able to travel all throughout the region, from skyscraper-studded Dubai to the sands of Qatar. Jo Malone London's latest perfume takes inspiration from Oman, one of the region's most beautiful countries, diverse in landscape—and also one of the world's great fragrance destinations. For thousands of years, precious frankincense resin has been harvested from boswellia sacra trees in the windswept Dhofar area, burned as incense, and used to scent homes and clothes. I found that the brand brilliantly recreates this smoky, earthy essence—and gives it a modern update—by adding a bright, crisp note of cedrat, a citrus fruit. Wear the cologne solo, or, in true Omani style, layer it with other favorites. My verdict: refreshing, unique, and transportive.
Jo Malone Incense & Cedrat Cologne, $155; jomalone.com