Fragrances -Jo Malone -Orange Blossom

on 2/17/2018 9:20:00 PM

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Obtained a sample at the King of Prussia Sephora. My two takeaways:
A. As I anticipated for a citrus-heavy perfume by Jo Malone, this has no staying power.
B. For the brief time that it does linger on your skin, it has the smell of mothballs.


Fragrances -Jo Malone -Red Roses

on 1/11/2018 12:07:00 AM

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well...i feel a little rude wearing this since i know many people especially men don't like rose scents,but i just love it. clean and fresh. i especially like wearing it in the snow. don't know why.

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Fragrances -Jo Malone -Peony & Blush Suede

on 12/9/2017 4:38:00 PM

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Well, this was interesting, but not because the fragrance itself, but rather because it is nostalgic for me. I put this on and my first thought after wearing for a bit was "This is fresh and floral but I can't say it reminds me of peonies or suede, though it reminds me of something...." What? My first "fancy" perfume acquired in the early '90s, Sung, by Alfred Sung. The EDP, not the horrible EDT, which still floats around discount stores today. Peony Blush is a white floral, but it has that 80s/90s note of clean/freshness. No musk or mustyness. It is says "hey, I'm floral, but I am not just a fusty old rose or violet from Crabtree & Evelyn." Coco Chanel was right that women don't want want to smell like a bed of roses. There has to be something more. For the 90s that was the clean, fresh notes. In their fear of smelling "old lady," the 90s still missed sexy/sensual IMO. And that's how I feel about this JM fragrance. Peonies don't really have one smell. Some are deeply sweet, some have no scent. Most would be hard-pressed to say exactly what a peony smells like besides floral. Se we have here a somewhat generic clean floral scent with a tartness that cuts any possibility of being cloying. Iis not too sinus jabbingly sharp either. It's a smooth clean. No suede, no other identifiable notes to my nose, though perhaps the almost candy tart sharpness was supposed to be apple. But the nostalgia of this thing came to the fact that it really reminded me exactly of Sung EDP, which I wore for some years. A white floral, clean and expensive smelling to me (at the time). In fact, they both do have rose, jasmine and carnation in common. Anyway, I enjoyed this for the nostalgia, but it really doesn't seem to be a very interesting or innovative scent. Would not buy a FB. It's pleasant, but lacks the sensuality and uniqueness I personally enjoy in a fragrance.

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Fragrances -Jo Malone -Ginger Biscuit

on 12/7/2017 5:24:00 PM

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I was entranced by the description of this being a spicy, sophisticated gourmand scent, with notes of ginger, vanilla, tonka bean, caramel and hazelnut. So entranced that I hastily ordered a FB unsniffed as this is LE and seems to sell out fast everywhere when it does occasionally come out. My enthusiasm quickly dissipated after a few sprays on my sweater though. First I got a waft of bouncy ginger that was pleasant enough if you like ginger, which I am assuming someone who buys Ginger Biscuit does. I say "bouncy" because there was something distinctly fizzy about this, as in it really reminded me of straight-up ginger-ale. That settled down very fast and I got a burnt plastic/synthetic baking note. I didn't like it and took my sweater off, deciding to give it more sniffs tomorrow. Well, the ultimate dry-down is totally indistinguishable from BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar. Maybe it has less silage though. But if you love that, you'll love this. In fact, if you love this and bemoan its LE status, just head on over to BBW and save yourself a bundle. Or better yet, go to Target and pick up Bodycology's Brown Sugar Vanilla. I am pretty shocked that JM is even producing something so done and unsophisticated. Personally, it gives me a headache, but a lot of people find this BBW classic quite pleasant. It does stick close to the skin so it probably won't offend anyone.

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Fragrances -Jo Malone -English Oak and Hazelnut

on 11/26/2017 3:47:00 AM

I love this scent, it’s very strong and reveals multiple layers throughout the day. Definitely my scent for 2018


Fragrances -Jo Malone -Peony & Blush Suede

on 11/11/2017 5:12:00 PM

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Not much to say really other than this is my current favourite Jo Malone perfume. It's a floral as many have already stated but I find that the suede aspect takes it from being too girly and cloying, to feminine and classic. You always know you've got a winner when you stash it in its box and spray it on "down days" - i'm actually using up lesser favoured perfumes currently as I don't want to waste this delightful perfume but I will bust it out in spring when I feel it is most appropriate. I also have a love for Pomegranate Noir which is more of a winter smell and Ginger Lily which is a more night time sexy fragrance...but for the most part it's Peony and Blush Suede all the way. Simply gorgeous.

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Fragrances -Jo Malone -Basil and Neroli

on 11/11/2017 9:15:00 AM

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I absolutely love this perfume! It's so fresh and fun but not overly masculine. I'm pleasantly surprised by how long this lasts in comparison with other Jo Malone fragrances. While this is best in warm months, there's nothing like it to brighten up a cold gloomy day. Layers well with countless other Jo perfumes like Orange Blossom and Wood Sage Sea Salt. I love putting on a hoody and smelling the faintness of this scent from the day before.

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Hair -Jo Malone -Lime Basil and Mandarine Shampoo and Conditioner

on 11/10/2017 8:36:00 AM

My all time favourite shampoo and conditioner. It left my hair smelling fresh even 2 days after washing it. The only downside i found about these products is that it is drying. What i do is that i apply hair oil after shampooing to prevent my hair from becoming dry.


Fragrances -Jo Malone -English Pear and Freesia

on 11/5/2017 1:51:00 PM

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the smell is fresh and gentle for my taste
great for daily use
but price is so expensive


Fragrances -Jo Malone -English Oak and Redcurrant

on 10/24/2017 12:27:00 PM

I first smelled this in a scent strip in the September 2017 issue of Harper`s Bazaar and was intrigued enough to sniff if and buy it at Sephora. The scent on the strip is somewhat different from the actual fragrance (so I would suggest that you try it from an in-store tester first) but I still love it. Sephora describes it as a floral -fruity fragrance, I category that I usually dislike, but I would call it a fresh green woody floral. It does remind me of fall with its hints of woods and spices; it`s light and fresh enough to wear during the day, in the office. It`s not a masterpiece but it is very good.

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Fragrances -Jo Malone -Red Roses

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Love Red Roses...So Pretty...Red Roses smells like a Bouquet of Roses from the florist...a little Powdery...has Violets...Lovely Rose Perfume...

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Fragrances -Jo Malone -Nectarine Blossom and Honey

on 10/15/2017 3:01:00 PM

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this is a nice scent but it does not last long at all!


Fragrances -Jo Malone -Star Magnolia Cologne

on 9/28/2017 6:33:00 PM

Magnolia is seemingly a perfect focus for a Jo Malone perfume. Its airy delicacy is well-suited to Jo Malone's sheer, light compositions. I'm kind of surprised there is no magnolia-based fragrance in the permanent line. If they ever do roll one out, though, I sincerely hope it is better composed than this limited edition Star Magnolia. There is not much magnolia in this cologne at all, and it's certainly not any kind of ode to the note. The composition to my nose reads mainly lemon and neroli. It's a pretty astringent combination and was sort of jarring when I expected a sweet, fragile magnolia note. It evolves into a slightly soapy musk that is unsurprising in this line, but also unexciting. Jo Malone could have done so much more with this release, and they seemed to be relying more on packaging and the limited edition nature to generate demand than quality of fragrance. I know several people who bought a bottle without even trying it because if you buy it in a Jo Malone boutique, they give you a pretty paper magnolia to go with it. To my mind, that's a lot of money to throw away on a paper magnolia if you don't like the fragrance.

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Fragrances -Jo Malone -Nectarine Blossom and Honey

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Oh my goodness. This is a truly lovely representation of nectarine and honey. This is what I want to smell like. I knew as soon as I opened and sniffed the bottle. Its like I have been waiting for this fragrance my entire life. We're soulmates. It is serendipitous. Light, bright, juicy. This is a daytime fragrance. Smells like apricot shampoo, sunshine & cleanliness. I think if you wear this people will be nice to you, haha. The honey is not typical as in other frags. This honey does not have that gross urine tone. If you normally don't like honey fragrances, you might like this. The underlying base smells of quality. What a delicious, thoughtful addition to my library. I never want to be without & will likely purchase anything I can in this line. Absolute love.

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Fragrances -Jo Malone -English Oak and Redcurrant

on 9/18/2017 8:14:00 AM

I got a sample of this (paper strip) out of a magazine so, no, I did not pay $65 for a 1 oz nor $135 for a 3.4 oz cologne. I like this autumnal/fall scent with a sweet (rosehip? redcurant? berry?) note and a woodsy background. It is pleasant but not my usual go-to. For me? Not worth the money to buy a full bottle. Great for this cool-crisp weather. NOT Christmassy - very "Halloween-y" for me.

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