As I get older, I find myself appreciating fragrance more and more, and whilst I can’t claim to be an expert, I am starting to explore more unusual scents and pin point what it is I really like in a perfume (it seems to be Vetiver and Osamanthus!). Florals. Musky. Not too sweet. Like a freshly brewed tea.
Fragrance is so subjective.
Jo Malone’s newest offering, Peony and Blush Suede Cologne is fresh floral scent with a fruity touch and the addition of ‘suede’ (yes the fabric) so add ‘sensuality’ to the perfume.
It comes in a lovely looking box and ribbon.
For me, at first squirt, there was something fruity and a bit juicy, followed by the strong floral tones; fresh and none-offensive…I wondered if it was too flowery, but once that initial sweetness died away, I could smell something which was almost slightly alcohol like in there, like a glass of whiskey almost (is it my vivid imagination), then there was something there that reminded me of Pomegrante Noir, something that was very much Jo Malone left behind on my skin.
Top Note: Red Apple
Heart Note: Peony (Rose/Honey accents with a subtle green freshness)
Base Note: Suede
I am thinking if this is an obvious scent for Autumn days, but I guess it isn’t, it’s not heavy or over the top at all, it’s a bit like the mac you’re wearing now as you transition from Summer into Autumn as opposed to the padded jacket, and that suits me just fine.
I have tried layering this with two mini Jo Malone’s I own, which are both fruity; Orange blossom (nice) and Grapefruit (even better) – it adds a bit of sharpness to this floral-sweetness of this scent.
I like this fragrance, it’s definitely a wearable-every-day-er, a grown up elegant floral. Actually had I not worn Orange Blossom and Grapefruit on my wedding day, I would’ve went for something like this which is more traditional for a bride…just a thought for you upcoming brides to be!
Peony & Blush Suede Cologne is £39 for 30ml or £78 for 100ml. See the range here.