I am pretty sure the way to any girl’s heart is little packages wrapped up with a bow, and luckily for me, my nearest and dearest know this little fact of life, so I ended up with quite the collection for Christmas, so I thought I would do a little Jo Malone haul.
So if you have never heard of Jo Malone before, it is an iconic english fragrance brand that specialises in colognes, candles, bath oils and other bits and pieces! All of the presents I received were in the form of colognes, as I feel they are really long lasting, and although they are a little pricey you honestly pay for the quality – If I had a pound for every time someone asked me what I was wearing, I’d be a very rich gal! Then I’d probably just buy more 🙂
So to start off I got this cologne collection, it is a mini set that features 5 of the best loved Jo Malone fragrances: Blackberry & Bay, English Pear & Freesia, Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Pomegranate Noir and Lime Basil & Mandarin. It retails for £68 and is a great kit to get you introduced to the various collections, it also lets you master the art of layering your scents, which you can learn more about here.
I then got four of the larger scents for everyday use. I asked for the 100ml in the English Pear & Freesia because I always like to use this as my base scent and layer the other perfumes on top. For 100ml the majority of the colognes are £80, which is pretty reasonable considering the quality of the scent and how long it lasts for. Finally I got two Blackberry & Bay and one Peony & Blush Suede (£40 each). My favourite combination I have found so far is the Peony & Blush Suede with English Pear & Freesia.
I honestly think these make the most perfect gifts, and with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it is never too soon to start dropping hints, or just treat yourself!
Has anybody else tried any of the Jo Malone scents? What’s your favourite fragrance or combination?