Jo Malone Collection Review
I came across the Jo Malone fragrances years ago but never really thought about purchasing any until they relocated their Auckland Chancery store to Britomart’s Takutai Square. It was then, that I went in and smelt the amazing array of perfumes and colognes they had to offer.
My first purchase was a new release in 2013; Peony and Blush Suede. I remember spraying it in the store and coming back an hour later to purchase it.
This scent is just as the name describes. It is a soft floral, with juicy apple notes, ending with a hint of suede. It is also mentioned as having notes of Jasmine, Rose and Gillyflower. I am not surprised I like the fragrance, as I am obsessed with Jasmine.
My next purchase was Earl Grey and Cucumber. Don’t be fooled by the name, I was extremely surprised when I sprayed this on myself, how much it transformed and developed. At first it smells very fresh and citrusy, however after that I found it smelt so clean but warm at the same time. The Bergamot from the Earl Grey really comes through. Personally I don’t smell such a Cucumber scent – but I’m fine with that.
My latest purchase is Blue Agave and Cacao. This fragrance is grouped under floral which is not something I expected. I find this to be a heavier scent especially in comparison with the other two I own. I enjoy wearing this on cold nights or when I’m going out for dinner as it’s quite a sexy scent.
Blue Agave and Cacao is described as being “Sexy, edgy and persuasive. Fresh limes and zesty grapefruit dance over a heart of blue agava flower. Sea salt cuts through the primitive rawness of cacao to reveal the sensuality of vetiver, cinnamon and musk.” – Jo Malone
The next fragrance I purchase from this amazing line is going to be Wood Sage and Sea Salt. Definitely spritz this on yourself to get a true sample of the fragrance. I found when it was simply sprayed on a tester card I didn’t think much of it. It wasn’t until it had developed a little on the skin that I couldn’t stop smelling my wrist and fell in love once again. This is something I noticed with all Jo Malone fragrances; they can really change once mixed with your natural scent, so definitely try these on and shop around a little, to see if you really like something.
Where to purchase – Britomart Jo Malone, Smith & Caughey’s or Duty Free Auckland Airport.
Costs: 100ml $228 & 30ml $114