Jo Malone • Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne Intense • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Smells basically like Turkish Delight.
Hours later, I feel a little sick.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love Jo Malone and I REALLY REALLY wanted to love this scent. But, when I reach for a perfume on my dressing table nowadays, it often pass it by....
I bought it a few months ago as a little (expensive) treat for myself.I find Jo Malone scents expenive, but generally the staying power is great and the scnets themselves are beautiful and natural - combinations of flowers, fruits, incense, herbs... I alreay owned Vanilla & Anise, Wild Fig and Cassis, and the Red Roses body lotion (which I love to wear under other scents - it's a bit TOO rosey on its own). The Rose & Vanilla, on first sniff, was divine - the soft flower of roses next to the warm enrobing of vanilla - perfect coming into the autumn months. And when I heard it was a "limited edition", I decided to go for it as it was not going to stay in the mainstream line.
Unfortuntely, when I got home and wore it a few times out, I found I got a bit bored with it. It's very two-dimentional - roses and vanilla - like a fragranced candle - whereas I find the other scents a little more complex and captivating. Also, I found that I had to spray on a LOT to get a decent amount of fragrance on me, and it did not have great lasting power, despite it's name as a Cologne "Intense". I'll try layering it with other products to see if I can give it more of an edge, but the staying power won't improve so I'm disappointed overall.
Will definitely try other Jo Malone products though!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Delicious with great lasting power. Sweet definitely but I find this scent overwhelmingly comforting. I can't stop smelling my wrists. This is an adult sweet, not fruity but more sophisticated. Utterly gorgeous packaging too. Bit on the expensive side sadly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This was the first time I've smelt Jo Malone perfumes and its rather limited availability in the suburbs where I live was the reason why I hadn't been able to give this a try earlier.
First, I do think you need to like the scents of rose and/or vanilla before you like this. I'm trying to remember how this smelt on me when I gave it one spritz at the Jo Malone store at Heathrow duty free - it was hauntingly beautiful, the Arabian rose mixed with the sweetness of a deliciously expensive vanilla. In a few hours it developed into something a tad darker, not getting sweeter (thank god). All in all, it was an oasis taking a whiff of this from my wrists when the scents of people (lol) on the airplane overwhelmed me.
At Heathrow Duty Free, it was 64 GBP - roughly $103 USD. It is considerably cheaper to purchase this at duty free rather than online where it is $135. I do so wish I had known the price disparity and just bought this at duty free! But honestly, I wouldn't mind paying $30 more to get my hands on this fragrance.