Christmas is coming and the beauty blogger is eating too much Stollen and looking at and getting excited about Christmas items from a variety of brands. Today I’m looking at Jo Malone and in particular one of the Christmas gifts I was extremely lucky to be sent. And I do mean extremely lucky. I feel lucky to be sent samples all the time but occasionally I am so lucky I actually feel like I shouldn’t blog about something as it seems so huge I feel like I am bragging.
I’m not bragging, I’m reviewing a product I’ve been sent as I would with any other product but there’s no denying this is one special sample.
The English Pear and Freesia Fragrance Chronicle from Jo Malone (RRP £72). This a beautiful gift presented in the form of a hard backed book as the name would suggest and all tied up with a red ribbon.
When you until the ribbon and open up the book you are presented with, on the right hand side, four bottles of fragrance. A 30ml bottle of English Pear and Freesia Cologne and three 9ml bottles, King William Pear Cologne, Freesia Cologne and Patchouli Cologne.
And then on the left hand side you’ll find descriptions of each scent along with suggestions for layering to create new dimensions and scents. Please feel free to enlarge and have a read.
At first I wasn’t sure I’d like the main scent, English Pear & Freesia, it’s certainly nothing I would ever choose for myself but actually it’s beautiful. Probably because along with the pear and freesia, theres a dollop of rose, amber, my absolute favourite patchouli and woods. They are subtle, very subtle but it adds a dimension to the fragrance (which still remains light and fruity) that really appeals to me.
The three accompanying scents are all different, the King William Pear adds more fruit and touch more floral in shape of peony and an extra dash of rose. Freesia Cologne is beautiful, violet, water jasmine and freesia and lastly and unsurprisingly my favourite, Patchouli Cologne. Warm leather, creamy vanilla, musk and earthy patchouli. Beautiful. And unsurprisingly again it is the Patchouli Cologne layered with the English Pear and Freesia that is my favourite and most worn. It’s beautiful which surprises me as I’d never have guessed that Pear would be a scent I’d wear, which makes me all the more grateful to have been sent it to try.
If I’ve not sold it to you, or it’s a bit more than you’d like to spend on perfume then there are plenty of other Christmas gifts from Jo Malone this year, at a variety of prices. I’d love to receive the Christmas Cracker containing 9ml of Grapefruit Cologne, 15ml of Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash and 15ml of Pomegranate Noir Body Creme for £28, and oh my gosh, the Roasted Chestnut Deluxe Candle a snip at £80 and therefore forever out of my league.
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*Disclosure – in case you didn’t pick this up from my post, this is a PR Sample*