I first tried the Jo Malone brand many years ago and fell in love with it. There are so many special fragrances and each one has its unique qualities. You could spend a whole day there smelling all the variations and still have difficulty choosing one. Each one is as wonderful as the next; you really are spoilt for choice. I now have a few fragrances, a diffuser and candles. Their range for the home is equally fantastic. For this post I am focusing on three fragrances.
Pomegranate Noir Cologne £42.00(30ml) £85.00 (100ml)
I love this fragrance; it’s fruity, fresh and strong. I wear this scent during the day and evening although some would say it’s too strong for daytime. It reminds me of my childhood and walking through woods and hilltops finding wildlife treasures. It also reminds of the beach on a cold windy rainy day. This cologne lasted for 3-4 hours.
Things that come to mind: chiffon, white, marble, architecture, square, edges, wind, drops of rain on a window.
Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne Intense £100 (100ml)
I fell in love with this fragrance as soon as I smelt it. This was my first Jo Malone fragrance. I do not normally go for rose based scents but fell for this intense warm sweet spicy fragrance. This is more of an evening fragrance although I do sometimes wear it during the day in winter. I especially wear it to Indian reception parties and wedding functions. When I close my eyes and smell this fragrance it reminds me of India, brightly coloured saris and sparkly jewellery. It also reminds me of Christmas and all it’s associated things; the decorations, the lights, the music, goodwill to every person, dark evenings, real fires and Christmas films. This cologne lasted for 5-6 hours and only comes in a 100ml bottle.
Things that come to mind: velvet, mauve, spice, fire, fairy lights, mulled wine, Christmas.
Wild Bluebell Cologne £42.00(30ml) £85.00 (100ml)
This is a delightful fresh crisp scent perfect for daytime. I always wear this in the day, mainly in summer. I want a stronger scent in winter. It is a very light scent and I find I have to re-spray throughout the day. A clear sky and views of a calm sea come to mind when I close my eyes. This cologne lasted for 2-3 hours.
Things that come to mind: pastel colours, cotton, the sea, piano playing, harp, acoustic music.
One of the best things about Jo Malone colognes is you can mix two together to make a third one. I love doing this and trying out different combinations. Although I am a huge fan of Jo Malone fragrances, the one thing which disappoints me is that they do not last longer (3-4 hours on average). The diffusers and candles by contrast last a long time. I would recommend trying to get them at duty free. Most of the colognes are available in two sizes with the exception of the intense range. There is such a large range to choose from and the scents are really amazing!