15 December, 2015 Jo Malone Cologne Intense Velvet Rose and Oud
I can’t think of a more indulgent, decadent gift than a Jo Malone perfume. I’ve been a fan of these beautiful scents for years, and always take a detour to my nearest counter to sniff and test their latest releases. For my birthday this year, my gorgeous (and very generous) boyfriend treated me to the Velvet Rose and Oud Cologne Intense, a scent I’ve been (not so casually) dropping hints to for MONTHS.
This rich, creamy and uber-feminine fragrance is perfect for this time of year, and is packed with oud, praline (nom), damask rose and clove – it’s essentially Christmas in a glass bottle. The oud is divine, and definitely reminiscent of another favourite Jo Malone fragrance (Oud and Bergamot, review here). You get an intense hit of rose upon first application, but it’s not too floral or powdery – more of a deeper, sexier version.
The Cologne Intense range from Jo Malone is perfect if you’re a fan of spicy, woody or oriental fragrances, and they’re offering a gorgeous Christmas Gift Set too – I’m seriously tempted to test out the rest of the range when I’m on holiday later this week!
I’ll be saving this stunning fragrance for special occasions and nights out, as it’s just too beautiful and luxurious to use everyday – however, I would love for this to become my new signature scent. I’ll just have to start saving for my next bottle!
You can probably tell how much I adore this perfume. It’s spicy, sexy, rich and sweet, and it lingers on the skin for a good six-eight hours. It will dry down and settle on clothes well, and if you’re a scarf-wearer like me, spritzing some on brings a burst of fragrance that will last throughout the day.
Have you tried any Jo Malone perfumes? Which scents do you reach for at this time of year? Do you have a signature scent? Share your thoughts, comments and recommendations below!