Jo Malone are releasing a new limited-edition floral composition this year called Osmanthus Blossom. It seems to fit in an ephemeral series having featured Sakura Blossom (2011) and Plum Blossom (2012). One of the most delicate scents to be experienced - yet, as I discovered, capable of surprising headiness at times - the perfume of osmanthus is particularly refined and has been captured well in a perfume like Hermès Osmanthe Yunnan...
Jo Malone have worked on associating the apricot facet of osmanthus with sueded leather, a pairing reflecting the natural range of the floral scent on the branch.
"Delicately exotic.This white flower captures the duality of apricot counterpoised with supple leather. Luminous petitgrain and luscious peach and orange flower ripple over voluptuous cashmere wood."
Recommended fragrance combining partners are, Blackberry & Bay to add a tart verdant depth or Nectarine Blossom & Honey to amplify with a sophisticated sweetness.
Via press release