At £88 per 100ml, Jo Malone Colognes have a pretty hefty price tag, and you want to know that they’re worth the investment before biting the bullet and purchasing right?
Well, I’m here to tell you that they’re kind of worth it.
I purchased my first Jo Malone Cologne back in April after smelling someone wearing Pomegranate Noir and becoming obsessed. The lady wearing it told me she’s applied three sprays over eight hours ago, and the scent was still heavenly. So I obviously had to buy one too.
After an hour of sniffing every single scent on offer, I settled for Mimosa and Cardamom, which Jo Malone describes as “Mists of honeyed, golden mimosa float above the spiciness of freshly crushed cardamom. Creamy tonka and smooth sandalwood woven under powdery heliotrope and Damask rose picked at dawn. Warm, ethereal, mesmerising.”
To me, this scent is just a nice day time fragrance, however, I was gutted about the staying power. I literally couldn’t smell a drop of it on me an hour after applying, and neither could my fiancé.
I dropped Jo Malone’s customer service an email, because it was that weak smelling that I thought my bottle was off! They were lovely, and offered me a replacement of the same scent, or let me choose a different one.
I chose to go for Pomegranate Noir, which I probably should have chosen in the first place after falling in love with the scent on someone else. It’s a sexy, fruity scent that Jo Malone describes as “The sensuality of a daring red dress. Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods. Dark and enigmatic.”
If you want a treat, skip the soft, fresh scents, and go for the sexy, heady fragrances from Jo Malone. Pomegranate Noir lasts all day and makes me feel like I can take on anything!
Shop the Cologne here.