Jo Malone • iris and white musk intense • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I only tried this in store and am writing this review as the naysayer.
It is not that interesting and not worth the money. It lacks balance and is not as soft or as rounded as I expected. I can certainly pick out the musk and iris, but it's as if they were forced to inhabit the same bottle rather than coming together. Some might like that clarity though.
It's not a carroty iris, but powdery and rather dry. Totally suitable for a man.
Clair de musc is better and so is prada infusion d'iris for less £
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Similar to Clair de Musc but without animallic notes.
Long lasting with close to skin sillage.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My review won't be as interesting as the previous; she says it much better than I can but yes, this is truly a departure from the 'usual' JM fragrances that I've sampled. It is a beautiful fall/winter scent. What I really love is that it doesn't scent the room - it stays close to you and lasts for hours. And unlike some of her scents that you can spritz a few times, this is to be used sparingly. Highly recommend!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
What the....??? This is a Jo Malone fragrance???? This is amazing! I am perplexed by my fascination with Jo Malone fragrances despite not liking hardly any of them. Nevetheless I have three bottles. Something about the packaging, the purity of the scents, their inattention to seduction, the liquid scented embodiment of Victoria magazine where nothing bad can ever happen to you. Then there is Iris and White Musk. Why did I buy it? Who knows. I wanted a white soapy scent and iris and/or white musk in the name usually get one there. Given the price, I assume the perfumer (Giacobatti?) may have swayed me. I expected a soft lathery soapy musk with the drift of strangeness I associate with iris. What I got was as far removed from Jo Malone as a pair of crotchless panties. The OTHER side of proper.This is my lost love Kiehls musk (pre-L'oreal, before they washed it down and made it antiseptic), in all its human warmth, clean only in the opening, drying down to lets be blunt, musk with its share of skank. It is old style Kiehls tinted a shade deeper, even, edging towards.....yes. Yes, its true. Koublai Khan. I do not get soap or shrill or sweet or fresh. No fruits, no greenery. Just awesome, amazing, true musk that just manages to cut off before it edges over into something disturbing. I liked MKK in the far drydown, this is probably similar to that, without the hilariously horrifying introduction. It lasts forever, but stays relatively close to the skin. I had remarkably positive interaction with people while wearing old Kiehls so I am curious to see if this scent reproduces that effect. It is amazing to me that this is Jo Malone. It is not what I expected nor particularly what I wanted but sometimes you get what you need, right? I dont know if this is for Jo Malone fans but then again, I am a Jo Malone fan despite it being totally contrary to my usual aesthetic. A total shock and delight. Bottle is gorgeous by the way.