Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia. £39
I recently received this from a very generous lady from where I work, and I am smitten. I have been lusting after a Jo Malone perfume for quite a while so when she handed it to me I was ecstatic!
I have never been able to bring myself to buy a Jo Malone perfume because every time I visit the counter there are such a vast array of different beautiful scents that I just can't decide, and with the price I don't want to make a mistake, so I usually head off to some makeup counter (hello Space NK...) and spend my money more 'wisely'.
This cologne is in the fruity category, which doesn't sound particularly appealing to me, however this smells beautiful. It definitely has a fruity pear like twist but is more natural smelling, not sickly whatsoever, and I have no idea what freesias smell like but the floral notes smell very light and fresh, yet feminine. I imagine it would be a lovely spring scent. Jo Malone describes this as 'being mellowed with amber, patchouli and woods', which I would say is spot on, and is probably what makes it such a wearable scent, not too tart. The scent comes out fairly strong however I do find myself re-spritzing after about 3-4 hours because I like it to stay noticeable. I also love the size of the bottle it is perfect to throw in my makeup bag when I am travelling and I think it's also pretty cute looking. This gorgeous little thing sits happily on top of my muji acrylic drawers where I can keep glancing at how pretty it is!
I would definitely purchase another Jo Malone scent and I already have my sights on the Peony & Blush and the Blackberry & Bay.
Have you tried any of the Jo Malone perfumes, what do you think?