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8 Mar 2014

Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao and Pomegranate Noir

I just came back from a short vacay to see my family back in the Philippines so forgive me if I have not updated in quite a bit. With that said, I now present you with my very first perfume review.

Last November, I went to Ireland on business and whilst waiting to board, I found myself wandering the delightful little nooks and crannies of that magical place called Duty Free and fell straight into the arms of Jo Malone. After about 15 minutes of spraying and sniffing, I chose these:

Blue Agava and Cacao is a soft and milky sweet kind of scent with hints of lilies and musk. It is sweet but not in that toothache inducing kind of way, I think the musk tempers it so. It's a comforting scent, like a handful of candy and sunshine or a cool sweet drink on a hot summer day. Jo Malone describes it as being inspired by the rhythm of Latin music and rightly so, as body heat intensifies the scent but I have yet to salsa while wearing it. Blue Agava and Cacao also reminds a little bit me of a limited edition line from Victoria's Secret called Key Lime Lust which I had absolutely loved back in the day. Victoria's Secret has a bad habit of discontinuing the most lovely scents but I digress.

I had also picked up a 30mil bottle of Pomegranate Noir as I wanted something that was completely opposite from the soft sweetness of Blue Agava. Pomegranate Noir is a scent that can be worn by both sexes (as most if not all, of Jo Malone scents are), it is neither masculine nor feminine but morphes into the wearer's sex. Funnily enough, on Jo Malone's website it is classified as fruity. And with raspberry, pomegranate, plum and watermelon as its top notes I guess we really cannot argue but personally on me Pomegranate Noir smells quite spicy with hints of wood and smoke laced with wisps of rose petals. I don't detect any fruit notes at all but I guess that's just me. It's an intruguing scent and that's why I love it. It also apparently melds wonderfully with the Blue Agava and Cacao (Jo Malone is famous for the ability to mix and match scents to create your own unique fragrance) but I have not really put that to test yet.

Couldn't resist adding a snap of my rooster egg holder which I use to hold Nakd bars , isn't he cute?
I am now eyeing Red Roses, Wild Bluebell and French Lime Blossom next. :)
Have you tried any Jo Malone scents? What are your favorites?


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