Friday, 10 January 2014

Jo Malone's Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne Intense

If you've read my blog before, you'll know that in a manner of speaking I have a long standing relationship with Jo Malone. Ever since I got my first cologne (Nectarine Blossom & Honey, reviewed here) many years ago I've literally bathed, slathered and dowsed myself in several of the scents from the amazing catalogue of fragrances. In fact I am a frequent visitor to Jo Malone and never pass up an opportunity to visit for a wonderful luxurious treatment, either because a new product is launched or just because... it's a day of the week that ends with -day. Fact of the matter is that you don't really need an excuse to visit Jo Malone, the fragrances themselves are enough and I can easily lose an hour or two experimenting with layering scents. This is one of the main concepts of Jo Malone and by combining one, two or as many scents as you wish either just in colognes or on top of bath/shower products and then body lotions, you tailor a scent specifically for yourself and create your signature scent.

During one of our most recent pamper sessions in Jo Malone, Him Indoors must have paid particular attention to what I experimented with because at Christmas he surprised me with a gorgeous combination of scents and products, and the absolute jewel among these was the precious, unique fragrance that is Jo Malone Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne (£100).
This is one of the seven different scents that are part of the Cologne Intense range, which uses well known, exclusive and treasured ingredients like saffron, ginger lily and amber. The Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne is a wonderful tempting and tasty blend; when you spray it you'll notice at first the light, fresh, delicate rose water, and then it develops into a more mature, velvety creamy bouquet with the smooth and rich vanilla in the base. It's captured the essence of luxurious, decadent confections like Turkish Delight and fudge but without the sickly sweetness and it's a sophisticated well rounded cologne that lasts for hrs, and towards the end of the day still gives off an air of individuality and rarity.

I'm completely fascinated by this cologne and can't stop sniffing myself when I wear it (there's a weird image for you) but I think it's simply stunning. The are are several Jo Malone scents that would work well to layer with it depending on if you want to make it more fruity, or even more spicy perhaps and I would definitely recommend that you book yourself in for a testing session. You might wonder which products I got together with this fabulous cologne for layering, but I'm jealously going to keep them a secret for now - after all this is now MY Signature scent.   

56 comments:

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    1. Thank you very much, I already follow you :O). Xx

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  2. Would you happen to know where you can get jo malone in Australia? Because their scent range looks spectacular!

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    1. It's a wonderful brand but I'm sorry I have no idea, you could try and e-mail Jo Malone customer service to see if they could help? Xx

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  3. What lovely pictures! I adore Jo Malone fragrances, and the candles are such perfect gifts :)

    Josie xoxo
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    1. That's so lovely of you, thank you very much :o)! Xx

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  4. I'm yet to buy a Jo Malone scent, I sprayed lots in the airport last year and they all smelled so divine choosing one is so difficult, this one sounds lovely though, pretty pricey but at least the bottles huge! (And just think of the nduldge space nk points haha) xx

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    1. I know exactly what you mean - and after a while your senses are numb, so can't try too many at the same time :o). Xx

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  5. I love the packaging. I love the smell of Vanilla! I need to try this out!

    Relationships.College.Love

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    1. It's wonderful and more than just a sweet vanilla scent, I don't think you'll be disappointed :o). Xx

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  6. Ahhh, this sounds amazing! I love the packaging of Jo Malone - so luxe xx

    Jasmine Cara

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    1. I agree, it's so sleek and minimalist :o). Xx

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  7. This sounds right up my street, love a good vanilla scent x

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    1. It's so lovely - a candy scent for grown ups :o). Xx

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  8. Well now here's an excuse for me to pay another visit to Jo Malone, in the interests of just knowing this smells of course!

    Victoria
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  9. Haha don't worry, I do the same thing when I'm wearing an irresistible perfume :-) I keep on smelling my clothes and wrists.

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  10. it sounds great
    xx

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    1. It's a beautiful scent and I'm so happy with it :o). Xx

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  11. This sounds divine! I love anything vanilla. I'm not so keen on rose scents though, so I would have to test it out. Great images, you have such flair.
    Keisha xo xo
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    1. That's such a nice thing to say - thank you very much!! The rose scent is quite subtle, which is good otherwise I think the perfume could have been very overpowering. Xx

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  12. It sounds delicious Charlotte and your photos are gorgeous xo

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    1. That's so lovely of you - THANK YOU! :o) Have a super weekend! Xx

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  13. I've never smelt this one, I definitely will next time I'm at a counter, it sounds lovely!

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    1. It's really lovely, but at that price, you definitely need to test it first :o). Xx

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  14. Oh wow this sounds incredible <3 I really need to try something from Jo Malone - it sounds like such an incredible brand! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Hey Gemma, they have amazing scents so treat yourself to a little something :O). Xx

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  15. I really want to try a Jo Malone perfume! this sounds heavenly !
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    1. It's a gorgeous warm and subtle scent, you should definitely go and try it :o). Xx

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  16. Sounds like it smells amazing! I posted about my first Jo Malone fragrance this week :) I definitely see more in my future!

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    1. Yeeay, welcome to the Jo Malone fan club :o). Xx

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  17. This sounds divine! Must go smell this!

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    1. It's really lovely and I highly recommend it :o). Xx

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  18. This scent sounds beautiful! I love scents that contain vanilla. I've never tried anything from Jo Malone but I look forward to! xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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    1. If you do get it, you'll have to let me know what you think of it :o). Xx

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  19. thank you for your review. i like your photos and i love vanilla taste!

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  20. Oooh this sounds amazing! I bet this smells just gorgeous :) looks like your fella did a great job choosing for you, definitely a keeper!xx

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  21. sound very nice!! Ill go to smell it tomorrow! :)

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    Isa

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    1. Good choice, I hope you like it as much as I do :o). Xx

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  22. Sounds like an amazing scent!

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    1. It's a wonderful and sophisticated scent :o). Xx

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  23. I really want to try Jo Malone but I can't find it anywhere near me!
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    1. Ah, that's a shame since they have so much to choose from, oh well it can go on the list of things to try when you have the chance :o). Xx

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  24. This looks lovely, I've always wanted to try this brand.

    xxx

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    1. They do have some amazing scents so you should definitely try it if you get a chance :o). Xx

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  25. Wow, this scent sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the review :)

    -Jen

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  26. I collect rose perfumes and this mix with vanilla sounds just divine! I wish to smell it soon.

    Eve
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    1. It sounds as if it was made for you then :o). Xx

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  27. I really am desperate to take the plunge and buy a Jo Malone scent - I can just never decide which one I want the most! This one sounds absolutely amazing, I love Rose scents - you lucky girl! x

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    1. :o) they do have a lot to choose from, maybe something light and fruity for Spring? Xx

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