This is a very exciting post today and something I honestly never thought I would own. And do you want to know the best part? I didn’t spend a penny on this! This was free. I will go into detail about that somewhat soon enough.
I’ve always wanted a Jo Malone cologne, ever since me and my friend Poppy realised what all the fuss was about some years ago. We’ve always liked the look of certain ones and the amount of times we have stood at the store in Selfridges, just sniffing all the different fragrances… Oh I can’t even remember!
I don’t want to go into too much detail about how I managed to get this for free, because it’s a bit too personal. All I will say is I saved up enough points with a point system to be able to afford to buy this.
So after much thought about this, I decided to take the plunge and order. I don’t regret it and so far I’ve loved this just as much as I thought I would.
I’m a total perfume lover and alongside Chanel and Thierry Mugler, Jo Malone is one of the brands up there that perfume lovers all want to have perfumes by.
This arrived in a black box, with the perfume nicely presented inside of this. There was however a gift bag inside, with a gift card too. So I decided to pop it into said gift bag for the pictures for this blog. I just like how I was sent all that sort of stuff too, as if I wanted to give this as a gift, I would be able to!
I won’t lie, this really did make me feel posh and special. Never had that with a perfume before!
I’ve enjoyed a few of the scents but the Earl Grey & Cucumber cologne is the one I preferred the most. It is classed as a citrus scent, which I couldn’t quite believe at first but it really does make sense! It also smells really fresh but also warming.
A British tradition…afternoon tea. A fragrance with a burst of bergamot, distinct to Earl Grey, and the cool succulence of crunchy cucumber. Counterpoised with a sweet base of beeswax, vanilla and musk. Reviving and refined.
I’ve never owned a cologne before, so this is a first for me. I did find the perfume settled really nicely and lasted for ages! Which of course I loved.
I picked up the massive 100ml bottle, which is the largest size you can get. It cost me £92-£96 worth of points, even though this only costs £82.00 in store, so I’ve saved a lot of money!
The bottle isn’t anything special, but this being said I like how simple it is. It feels like something you would keep by your bathroom sink alongside your hand wash and bath products. Or even on a dressing table to quickly spritz on before you go out for the day, or before a night out with friends.
I just love this cologne! It’s so different from anything that’s currently out there and I’ve found that with all the Jo Malone scents that I feel this way.
I think if you’re after a new perfume and want to splurge out and go for something grown up, then Jo Malone may be a good investment. You can of course pick up smaller 30ml bottles for £40.00, but these look tiny to be honest.
I doubt I’ll be throwing this perfume in my handbag anytime soon, as I would worry about it breaking! But I will be transferring it to one of my Travello’s to use on the go!
I would love to be able to buy another Jo Malone cologne in the future and one in particular that I have my eye on is Sakura Cherry Blossom, which is only available in a 100ml bottle.
I would also love to try the body products and candles, but overall I love the scents. They’re classic, grown up, and very, VERY posh.
What do you think of Jo Malone? Do you like it, or not? Let me know in the comments too if you own any! I would love to know which ones.
I do apologise for the images not being super-duper amazing, but I was too tired at the time to take some on my SLR and edit them.
I hope you’ve all had a good weekend either way and until next time, take care all.