I started a little collection of these Jo Malone fragrances and it is indeed not an easy feat because they are quite pricey. I have to mention that I am very lucky that I only ever purchased one of the Jo Malone fragrances in this picture - The limited edition Lily of the Valley which was from the Rock of Ages Collection. All the others were given to me by my loved ones which I am very grateful for. I realise that I love fragrances that have some kind of musky, floral scent to them with a light hint of a fruity zest. I definitely gravitate towards these kind of scents when I pick out my fragrances although I love fruity scents during Spring/Summer. So, let's get into my collection. Majority of them already have their own reviews so I would link them where relevant. I am not going to describe these scents, their notes and all that malarkey in this post rather I would attempt to describe how these scents make me feel.
As mentioned earlier, this was my first Jo Malone Perfume or Cologne as they are called and I fell in love with it immdiately. I always reach for this during Autumn/Winter although I am pretty sure it can be worn all year round. I just prefer to wear it during these seasons. I also grab this when I am going for a work meeting or conference when I want to feel all so sophisticated. It really makes me feel really classy and all grown up like I am calling the shots especially when I pair it with some nice outfits. I also grab this when I am going for formal drinks or outings in the evening because I think it is well suited for these kind of events.
Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense//Review//Link
I think this fragrance will forever have a special place in my heart because the Bae (he would roll his eyes at me calling him this but hey!!) got this for me for my birthday. I originally wanted to get the Peony and Blush Suede but we were told they were sold out in 100 ml. However, when I was looking around for something to try, the sales lady recommended this one. It was love at first sniff/whiff and I knew it was the beginning of a long love affair. I feel this fragrance embodies femininity, class and elegance all rolled into one. I cannot even describe how this fragrance makes me feel in one word. It's just one of those fragrances you can wear all year round and it would still suit every season. I reserve this for weddings, church events, parties, dinners and it always hits the right notes every time. Each time I wear this fragrance, I always get asked what I am wearing and how lovely it smells. It's just incredible and I love the final notes it fades into at the end of the day.
Jo Malone Lily of the Valley (Rock of Ages)//Review//Limied Edition-Sold Out
This is the first Jo Malone fragrance I purchased with my money and it was part of the Rock of Ages Collection. I actually was determined to purchase the Tudor Rose Cologne but I go derailed when I tried this out in store. It's the perfect Spring fragrance as it fells so fresh and clean. I love everything about it and if it were sold in 100 ml, I would have purchased it in a heart beat. I am using it rather sparingly because I don't want it to get finished at all as it is limited edition. I love to wear this for lunch dates and just casual events and it's the kind of fragrance any young lady will appreciate. I feel it embodies youth but with some sort of class that's rare with youthful fragrances. It's not as long lasting as the Cologne Intense range but you can still catch a whiff of it at the end of the day. It's also one I love to layer because it makes it even more unique than it already is.
Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede//Review//Link
My friend definitely spoils me to bits with Jo Malone fragrances and I really cherish this particular fragrance. It was such a thoughtful gift because she knew how much I wanted Peony and Blush Suede. I cannot even count how many times I passed by this perfume and sniffed it. It always happened when I was in a hurry and very indecisive on parting with £40 for a mere 30 ml. However, my lovely friend surprised me with this fragrance as a birthday present. I was seriously over the moon and I am pretty sure I let out a scary little squeal. It had been on my wish list for so long and now it was mine. This fragrance is perfect for Spring because it smells of peonies as the name implies. It reminds of the fresh bloom and I love it so much. It is also a perfect feminine and youthful fragrance and I use this daily.
A little Extra
The one thing I love about Jo Malone is the Hand and Arm Massages they offer when you purchase a product. I am pretty sure you can get one even if you don't purchase anything although I can imagine it may be a little awkward. Anyway, I got several little invites for these massages which I have used really well. I also signed up to my local branch's newsletter so I get invited to new launches complete with lovely treats, champagne and samples such as these lovely deluxe ones in this picture. Their samples are super generous and the packaging is amazing. I received this lovely 10 ml Pomegranate Noir Deluxe sample with the matching Body Cream. They are so cute that I have not even used them yet; it seems like a crime!! I also have several little 1-2ml samples which are always handy for my makeup bag and they have helped me decide what fragrance I want next.
How I layer them
I don't think there are any rules for layering perfume although Jo Malone carefully selects fragrances within their collection which go best with each other. I have layered all the fragrances within my little collection at various points. However, my favourite combination has to be the "Queen-Tuberose Angelica" and the "Princess -Peony and Blush Suede" and No, I did not make these names up. That's exactly how the Jo Malone sales lady described them. She also told me how amazing they are when layered together so that's how I became addicted to the mixture. I can't even begin to describe how amazing it smells and they just work so well together. No one ever knows what I am wearing when I tell them to guess. I have also layered the Pomegranate Noir with the Lily of the Valley and it is the most sensual decadent fragrance mixture I have ever smelt. They are just so perfect together. I tried layering the Tuberose Angelica with Pomegranate Noir but I felt they were too strong for each other. The Peony and Blush Suede layered with Lily of the Valley is equally amazing!!
I am sure I don't need to point out that I am obsessed with Jo Malone fragrances. I just love everything about the brand. I am keen to branch out and try out their candles. They are super expensive but I know they would be well worth it. I am also looking to add two more fragrances to my collection (I know!!). The thing is once you try Jo Malone Fragrances, it seems like there is no going back. The two fragrances on my list right now are the Jo Malone Plum Blossom Cologne (it smells too incredible for words) and Jo Malone Red Roses but I would get them from Duty Free because Jo Malone never does discounts. Everyone seems to be talking about Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay so I need to catch a whiff of it next time. The Jo Malone Wood Sage and Salt was very hyped but it is not really my kind of fragrance so I always suggest you try and sniff these fragrances before you commit to purchasing them. That's pretty much all for today? Have you tried anythign from Jo Malone?
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