Poppy & Barley 2018

Poppy & Barley by Jo Malone
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Poppy & Barley is a perfume by Jo Malone for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is floral-sweet. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlackcurrant
Heart Notes Heart NotesRed poppy, Violet
Base Notes Base NotesBarley, Bran absolute, White musk

Ratings

Scent

7.5 | 40 Ratings

Longevity

6.9 | 35 Ratings

Sillage

6.3 | 35 Ratings

Bottle

7.5 | 42 Ratings
Submitted by Greifswald, last update on 06.01.2021.

Interesting Facts

Initially released as part of the English Fields Collection, the scent was re-released as part of the permanent collection in 2019.
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Reviews

4.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
Carboytony

114 Reviews
Carboytony
Carboytony
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Flowers and grains
On my skin, I first experience the powdery, ionones of violet, immediately followed by light, sweet fig and juicy blackcurrant. These notes are tailed by musky barley, bran and wheat - musky and slightly earthy. The floral notes of the Poppy flower are there, more in the background nuancing, But every note and then coming through loud and clear.
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Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Amyris
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Get me out into the fields...
Hach yes a spontaneous purchase in New York, where I was a companion in a fragrance purchase for a work colleague and with the 15th bottle urgently needed a nice women's fragrance under the nose. So I went to the Jo Malone Counter and let the nice lady show me this new scent from the English Fields Collection. I remembered to have tried all the scents at least, but I didn't really remember any of them
So I didn't expect much when the saleswoman enthusiastically placed some pump strokes on my arm.

In the beginning, one perceives the black currant very dominantly, but on my skin it very quickly passes the sceptre to the delicate violet and in combination with white musk offers a delicate but nevertheless fresh fragrance experience. Unfortunately, like many Jo Malone fragrances, the scent does not last long and after a few hours only a fine residue can be heard at close range.

Nevertheless a nice, even if entertaining experience.
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Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
6
Bottle
loewenherz
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loewenherz
Top Review    22  
Summer on Birkenlund
'In that big red house down by the river, that's where Madita lives. Mom and Dad and their little sister Elisabet, a black poodle called Sasso, and the kitten Gosan also live there. And then there's Alva. Madita and Elisabet live in the children's room, Alva in the girls' room, Sasso in a basket in the hallway and Gosan in front of the stove in the kitchen. But mummy lives almost everywhere in the house and daddy also lives when he's not in town and writes for his newspaper so that people have something to read there.'

Thus begins the writer Astrid Lindgren, who has so lovingly created so many idyllic Swedish children in her books, her story of the spirited Madita who lives on Birkenlund. Where the pious Linus-Ida helps with the laundry and next door on Waldesruh her friend Abbe bakes his sugar curls. Where in winter good-natured horses pull the sleigh through forests covered in deep snow, and in spring behind the house the liver flowers bloom. But most adventures of Madita play in summer.

This summer - the poppies on the meadow behind the house, which reaches down to the river, where Linus-Ida wringes out the wet sheets on the jetty, and the violets blooming under the birch trees in the light of the Swedish sun - you think you can almost smell Lindgren's clear and beautiful words when you read them. Where the currants grow very close to Nilsson's fence next to the shed, and the barley swings golden behind the hedge. And in Jo Malone's English Fields - Poppy & Barley you can actually smell him.

Poppy & Barley is one of only two fragrances from this year's limited English Fields series dedicated to the illustration of a wild garden or field (the second is Green Wheat & Meadowsweet, the other three are gourmands despite their relatives by name). It does this authentically and very beautifully: sun-drenched and full of lively flowers - even if the flowering poppy and the barley field in front of my inner eye do not sway in the English summer wind but in the Swedish one.

Conclusion, as Madita would probably say: 'Around the house there are lots of birches, I climb around inside. (...) But the most beautiful thing is by the river. We can play on the jetty, because the water's not deep there. But a little further out, it's getting deep. On the other side of the house is the street. There's a lilac hedge so no one can watch us. But we can lie behind the hedge, and then we hear everything that the people who pass by talk, and that's fantastic, isn't it?
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Statements

Jazzy76Jazzy76 1 year ago
a light and very original cologne, where the fruity opening accents meet the bran note. The result is very clean.A daily (expesnive) scent.

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