A Jo Malone fragrance has been on my 'to buy' list for a long, long time however before a bottle found it's way into my life I wanted to make sure I was 100% on which one to go for first. Since moving to Liverpool I've visited the Jo Malone store multiple times to test out a few of the scents I'd had in mind. I was really, really torn on which one to choose because I fell in love with so many of the fragrances, it took a lot of umming & ahhing before I settled on Pomegranate Noir. In the end I decided to go for Pomegranate Noir because it is somewhat different to any other perfume I have in my collection. Also as this was a gift for my birthday & being a Winter baby I felt this was the most appropriate for the time of year.
Now, I have to warn you I am pretty terrible at describing smells, I'll give it a go but I highly advise you to hunt down a Jo Malone stand/store to give their fragrances a sniff! I'm having a bit of a thing with Pomegranate at the mo, I can't get enough of those delicious little seeds sprinkled on top of my porridge every morning - perhaps this is another reason I was drawn to Pomegranate Noir in the end!? The fruity Pomegranate, Raspberry & Plum top notes are complimented by a touch of Pink Pepper, Casablanca Lily & Woody base notes that create a musky, spicy, fruit scented cologne with a hint of floral. It's definitely a perfect fragrance for the Autumn/Winter months with it's smokey, dark ambience. Usually I'm quite heavy with my perfume application but as the aroma of this one is so strong a little goes a long way. In fact I often just add a quick spritz to my scarf for a more toned down, delicate version of the fragrance but I do tend to save it for evenings out or special occasions.
Jo Malone products are truly luxurious, housed in simple yet classic packaging that looks beautiful anywhere. I have my perfume sitting on my dressing table, it just has to be on display! I'm lusting after a candle for our living room, a hand wash to treat our guests to (and ourselves of course!) & a bath oil to perch on the edge of our huge bath tub, because all bathrooms need a little luxury! Next on my hit list is something from the Peony & Suede Blush range, but I also loved English Pear & Freesia too.