Warning: This post is very pink!
I was thrilled to be asked to try to newest offering from Jo Malone London, a perfume from their Peony and Blush Suede collection…
And, as you never know what some of these things might be like, it was a relief when it turned out to be truly luscious.
I opened the sublime packaging (a beautiful box with pink tissue paper and a peony card, in a lovely gift bag) when I got back to my car (having collected the mail from the post office) and tested it straight away, before proceeding to drive home in a perfectly delightful haze of happiness.
It is, not surprisingly, a floral fragrance which is my favourite type, and I’m obsessed with peonies, so the marketing people certainly targeted me well!
It was created by Master Perfumer, Christine Nagel, with the primary ingredients being: top note of red apple, heart of peony and base note of suede. In more detail:
- The top notes are red apple, fresh almond and bergamot
- The heart notes are peony, jasmine sambac, rose, and gillyflower
- The base notes are suede, patchouli and amberwood.
As I occasionally layering my scents to create further lusciousness, you could also consider combining the Peony and Blush Suede perfume with other Jo Malone’s English Pear & Freesia or Orange Blossom fragrances.
You’ll only know what works for you via trial and error, but avoid doing it if you’re rushing out the door and don’t have time to shower if you’re unhappy.
You can read a bit more about the myriad notes and types of perfumes via this extensive history of perfume on Wikipedia, or you can do our crash course in understanding perfume via this Luscious post: Know your fashion history: Perfume perfection
You can also read an interview with the perfumer Christine Nagel with Harper’s Bazaar UK here.
The Peony & Blush Suede Collection is available from September 15, 2013 and available in 32 countries worldwide and online, of course, at jomalone.com.
Here are our local Australian prices:
- Cologne 30ml RRP $90
- Cologne 100ml RRP $170
- Body & Hand Wash 250ml RRP $85
- Body Crème 175ml RRP $130
- Home Candle 200g RRP $105
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Or you can buy directly online here:
- Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, 1 oz
- Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, 3.4 oz
- Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, 30 ml
- Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, 100 ml
- Peony Blush Suede Body Cream
- Peony & Blush Suede Body & Hand Wash
- Peony & Blush Suede Body & Hand Wash Gel
- Peony & Blush Suede Scented Candle
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