As you may know I recently have been a bit obsessed with the Jo Malone fragrances and have been sneaking around the Douglas at Kärtnerstraße quite a few times, just to get a sniff of their wonderful candles and colognes.
I finally bought myself a gift set to try out different kind of fragrances on my skin and I think those small bottles are great for travels. It always takes ages for me to finish a whole bottle of 50ml or 100ml and think that those 9ml are perfect. Jo Malone recommends to try out and layer the different fragrances to get your personal note and different outcomes, which I think is really cool (but haven’t tried out – oops).
First of the two fragrances I just didn’t like: Lavender and Amber and Lemon, Basil and Mandarin.
I was surprised when I read that Lavender and Amber fragrance was meant for men. It reminded me of an old lady and I just didn’t like the smell at all on myself and I felt a bit uncomfortable the whole day while wearing it.
The lemon, basil and mandarin fragrance smelled okayish but did not work well with my natural smell and I felt like a 60 year old man, but in a bad way ;)
Now to the colognes that worked well with me and smelled great.
Peony and blush Suede is a very sweet and flowery smell that brings back memories of warm sunny days. Nice and very feminin!
Blackberry and Bay is the perfect autumn smell for me. Dark and fruity but not too sweet.
And now to the fragrance which I liked the most of the set: Pear and Fresia. This is a spring smell for me, which is my favourite season (besides Autumn) and just works best for me. It is another sweet smell but quite fresh at the same time.
Even though I really like to wear Jo Malone fragrances I am not sure if I am going to buy another cologne of the brand because in my opinion it is just too pricey. Yes, they do really nice cologne but in the end it is just cologne and the huge downside of Jo Malone is that the fragrances don’t last very long. Which is a shame of course since the bottles are really pricey. I will happily use my colognes but will be on the hunt for a more suitable smell and brand. I think my next perfume purchase will be from Tom Ford :)