Jo Malone perfumes are my favourite. Yes, they’re on the pricey side but they are worth every penny. Over the last year or so, I’ve amassed quite a few. Some of them I adore, and others I probably won’t get again, but I thought I would show you my collection.
A few months ago I asked on Twitter if people would like to see this and so many said yes. The original plan was to show you my entire Jo Malone collection, but there is a lot. I will write a separate post on my body care items and candles, so hopefully you’ll enjoy that too.
Of all my Jo Malone perfumes, Pomegranate Noir has to be my favourite. I tend to wear it more in Autumn and Winter, but have been known to spritz it in Summer too. It’s rich, dark and spicy and smells incredible. The candle is a firm favourite too. As well as loving it on its own, I also like to pair it with English Pear and Freesia for when I want to lighten it a little.
This is another scent I save for this time of year. I love the warmth of the notes and it wears beautifully. The vanilla adds an underlying sweetness but there’s real depth from the myrrh. I really need to wear this more as it is gorgeous.
Last year I picked this up as, admittedly, I liked the bottle design. It’s a limited edition scent that is released for Christmas. This year I think it’s in a clear bottle with an orange label. If you’re not a fan of oranges then this really isn’t for you. However, there’s also a lovely woody tone to it that stops it being too ‘orange’.
Despite them describing this as an autumnal scent, I tend to wear it from Spring until Autumn. The blend of pear and freesia is stunningly beautiful and I love the amber notes. It really is such a gorgeous fragrance. As the weather gets colder, I like to pair it with Peony and Blush Suede as it adds a gorgeous extra layer of warmth.
Back in April I was in the Covent Garden store and as soon as I saw this beautiful bottle, I knew it had to be mine. Ok, so it’s a bitch to photograph, but it looks so pretty on my dressing table. I love the mix of magnolia and orange blossom and it was a lovely fragrance to wear during Spring and early Summer.
In my opinion, this is one of the prettiest Jo Malone perfumes there is. I love the smell of peonies anyway, but when you blend that with the fruitiness of the apple and the gorgeous suede notes, you have perfection. This is definitely a Spring / Summer scent for me, although it pairs well with Pomegranate Noir for a warmer tone.
The contrast of the mimosa and the cardamom make this so unique and special. I don’t pick up the rose notes in it, but I really enjoy the hint of spice that comes through. I have the candle in the same scent and that is gorgeous too. Mimosa and Cardamom doesn’t get as much hype as it deserves. It pairs beautifully with Wood Sage and Sea Salt for when you want to deepen the scent, and English Pear and Freesia for when you want to freshen it up.
Wood Sage is one of those that I go hot and cold on. I do like the freshness of it, but I’m not a huge fan of the sage. However, when I layer it with Peony and Blush Suede, the whole tone of it changes completely and I then really like it. In the Summer, I do sometimes combine it with Lime Basil and Mandarin which makes it even lighter and tones down the sage.
Ok, so this one has taken a long time to grow on me. The lime notes are lovely, but I struggled with the basil at first. I wore it more during the Summer and I did start to like it more. Now we’re into Autumn, I’ve been pairing this with Pomegranate Noir, which is a beautiful combination – it adds warmth and depth and balances out the notes I’m not too keen on.
I was surprised that I liked this one as I hate redcurrant with a passion. However, musky scents always appeal to me and the fruity notes work together like a dream. This is perfect if you like fruity scents but want something more suited for Autumn. I’ve paired this with Dark Amber and Ginger Lily a few times, which really works well.
Autumn in a bottle. This is definitely one for me even though there’s a slight masculine hint to it. I love the warmth of this and sometimes I pair it with the English Oak and Redcurrant to get a fruity element to the scent. Woody scents always work well at this time of year, so I’d recommend picking this up. It also works really well with Dark Amber and Ginger Lily.
LEATHER & ARTEMISIA
I do tend to be drawn to the woodier, deeper Jo Malone perfumes. This one is gorgeous and I love the leather notes. It is warm and rich and smells absolutely beautiful. Jo Malone do the richer scents like no other. Kind of sad that this was limited edition and I hope they bring it back.
Ok, so I like this one but I don’t love it. For me, it is a little too floral for my tastes. The saving grace of this is the vetiver – put vetiver in a scent and I’m sold. I do love the packaging of The Bloomsbury Set bottles though – it’s so different from your usual Jo Malone perfumes.
Again, I’m not massively struck on the basil notes. I’ve got a couple of mini bottles of this from gift sets but I won’t be purchasing the larger bottles. I do like the neroli, but all I can ever smell when I wear this is basil. I know a lot of people who love this though.
Oh my god, this one is bloody gorgeous and I need the full size bottle. Rose scents don’t usually appeal to me, but the oud transforms this into the richest, most beautiful fragrance. The Cologne Intense range is just so me – I love how rich they are. I’m obsessed with this one and you all need to try it.
I have to be in the right sort of mood for this scent. I do like the lily and the black orchid, but the ginger isn’t my favourite. This one tends to just be used to pair with the English Oak and Hazelnut, as it adds warmer tones to it. There are some days though that I really love this, but it’s not one I’d go out of my way to purchase.
Some floral scents don’t appeal to me that much, but this one is beautiful. It’s warm and a little bit spicy and it wears so well on the skin. I’m so glad the weather is getting colder so I can wear this more. This may have to be a full size purchase soon as it is so so gorgeous.
If ever there was a scent for Christmas, then this is it. It’s warm, rich and probably not for everyone. It can be a little bit heavy, so a little goes a long way. I love the little hints of citrus that come through and this will definitely be coming away with me at Christmas. Sometimes, I like to pair it with Orange Bitters for an even more intense festive fragrance.
If you like masculine scents then you will love this. The bergamot is quite dominant, and the oud adds a richness to the fragrance. I keep experimenting with layering this with other scents to try and add some femininity to it, but it is gorgeous on it’s own.
I love my Jo Malone perfumes and have a wishlist of other ones that I want to try. There is something very special about them, and they don’t ever smell synthetic or chemically. I love the classic luxe of the bottles and I can see this love afair continuing for many years to come.
Have you tried any Jo Malone perfumes?
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