I knew I wanted to review a Jo Malone scent, but wasn’t quite sure which one to go for. As I have 3 of them so far, I thought I would dedicate this post to all three of them, because why not…
I know scents are very personal, not to mention very difficult to describe and review for that matter. I have gone though a number of various perfumes in my time. Some of them were one-off purchases, others, I keep coming back to time and time again.
The most used scents so far have been Dolce & Gabbana ‘Light Blue’, Hugo Boss ‘Orange’, Chloe, the original, Mark Jacobs ‘Daisy Dream’, Lancome ‘La Vie Est Belle’ (this is more of a winter scent for me), Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche, Victor & Rolf “Flowebomb’. That may give you some idea of what scents I normally go for.
I have heard a lot of positive reviews about Jo Malone scents. So much so, in fact, that for the first time ever in my life I purchased a scent without even smelling it before (I know!!!).
It was ‘Peony and Blush Suede’. I had an idea in my head of how it would smell, based on the name, but this exceeded my expectations by a long mile. It is the most beautiful, easy to wear scent. It’s not too overwhelmingly flower, not too sweet either. Just simply stunning. This one is perfect for summer, as it’s not too heavy, but I like it too much to put the bottle away for long winter months, so I will be using it as well.
This is what Jo Malone describes it as: ‘The essence of charm. Peonies in voluptuous bloom, exquisitely fragile. Flirtatious with the juicy bite of red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose and gillyflower. Mingling with the sensuality of soft blush suede. Luxurious and seductive’. This sits in the Floral category on JM website. If you like floral but not overpowering scents, this would be ideal for you. Don’t expect it to be anywhere near as powerful as ‘Flowerbomb’, this one is a lot more subtle.
The second one I tried was ‘Wild Fig & Cassis’. I personally love fig scented perfumes and had some in the past, but however much you think you can predict what JM scent will be like, I can guarantee, you will be most pleasantly surprised. There is just something very special in these precious bottles that makes it so much different from anything I’ve smelled before,
I know this particular one may not be to everyone’s taste. This is certainly not one I would recommend buying without testing. This is what Jo Malone describes it as: ‘Breakfast in Tuscany. Plump, sun-warmed figs blend juicy cassis and the purity of pine and bracing cedarwood. The warmth of the Mediterranean.’ Honestly, whoever comes up with these descriptions, if you’re reading this (why on earth would you… I have no idea..) you are a genius!!!
Next one I bought to my collection was ‘Wood Sage and Sea Salt’. Yes, I got a bit bottle and honestly,had there been 200ml, I would have bought that without a second thought. This was a duty free purchase so I could smell it for myself. I feel that whatever attempts I make to describe it, it’s just simply not going to do its justice. Once you’ve smelled it, I takes less than 20 seconds before you start heading towards the counter with a bottle in your hand…
This also sits in the Woody category. I find it to be perfect scent to be worn comfortably all year round. Until now, I was convinced that nothing can possibly win over my Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche, but this one is definitely giving it a run for its money. Jo Malone describes it as: ‘Escape the everyday along the windswept shore. Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea, salt and spray. Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs. Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage. Lively, spirited and totally joyful’. I mean, seriously!!! It literally makes you want to be there!!! It makes you want to inhale the air!!!
Are you still reading this, or have you already jumped on to Jo Malone website to check it out….come back please, I’m not done yet😜
All Jo Malone scents come in two sizes, 30ml at RRP £40 and large 100ml bottles that retails at £85. I know this doesn’t exactly fall within standard perfume price, but this is not a standard product. These scents will get you noticed. Ask yourself how many times you stood next to or walked pass a woman and immediately recognised the scent she was wearing. Jo Malone scents will keep them all guessing… and that’s the point.
I’m done now 😊 Until next time.