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I love taking a bath with Jo Malone bath oils. My hubbie is lovely and buys me a bottle now and again and last year bought me the Pomegranate bath oil which is now my absolute favourite smell and just a whiff of it makes me happy and I know that a luxurious bath awaits. The flavour and smell I think is so different to some of her other smells such as the lime and mandarin, some of them I find quite strong and overly too spa like smelling but this is lovely and fruity without smelling cheap or too sickly sweet fruity.
According to her website, Jo Malone started in the business well over twenty years ago when she began to make products out of her home to use when giving facials to a handful of clients. Like most good quality products and people, word got round about Jo and she soon had over 200 clients all asking for her services. Fast forward a couple of years to 1994 when the first Jo Malone store was opened in London.
Jo Malone describe this fragrance on their website as, " The scent of Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil rising from a warm, steamy bath is the ultimate indulgence for the senses. Relax as the addictive notes of pomegranate, Casablanca lily and guaiacwood infuse the air around you and after bathing, this intense and enigmatic scent is delicious and subtle on the skin."
Jo Malone describes her bath oil as, "The softly blooming Bath Oil is a luxurious way to pamper, fragrance and moisturise the skin." The oil comes in a beautiful glass bottle and to me this is part of the appeal and the whole package of this luxury bath oil. The glass bottle is rectangular shaped and has very sharp lines which makes it look very sophisticated in my opinion. There is a black ribbon around the top of the bottle and then there is a stopper in the top which you can just take out when you want to pour the oil into your bath.
Pomegranate is part of the fruity range and is said to be, "Inspired by a red silk dress, the very essence of Parisian chic and the intriguing character of pomegranate, Pomegranate Noir combines the sweet fruity notes of raspberry, plum, pink pepper and pomegranate with patchouli, frankincense and spicy woods to create a scent that's incredibly sexy, totally sophisticated and utterly compelling." The smell is beautiful. What I love about it is that when you pour the oil into your bath the whole bathroom fills up with the lovely smell of pomegranate and you are almost having a whole bath experience.
The bath oil is quite thick and you can see it when you pour it into your bath. Obviously it does not add any bubbles to your water but you can feel it really covering your skin and gently softening it as you lie in the lovely smelling water. It keeps the water quite plain but does make it a little cloudy as you have added an oil to the bath. After I get out of the bath the oil leaves my skin feeling really soft and sumptuous.
A little bit of oil in your bath really goes a long way and thats a good thing as this is a very expensive bath oil. A 200ml bottle costs £52!! Yes, very expensive but I believe the luxury of it makes it worth it and if you use it sparingly it will last quite a few months.