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Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne

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Brand: Jo Malone / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Cologne

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      18.01.2012 15:06
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      Pomegranate power!

      Jo Malone is a boutique specialising in perfumed treats.

      ~Pomegranate Noir~

      Jo Malone offer a wide range of cologne fragrances which are unisex. The colognes are designed so that they can be worn alone or mixed with other colognes to create a "bespoke scent".

      Pomegranate Noir is a fragrance range from Jo Malone. If you love the cologne, you can treat yourself to a hand wash, a bath oil or even a scented candle. The scent can be layered on the skin by using the matching body lotion or bath oil.

      Jo Malone descripted the scent of Pomegranate Noir, as being "dark and enigmatic". It falls into the fruity fragrance collection. Jo Malone state that to create the ideal "bespoke scent", you should use Pomegranate Noir with English Pear and Freesia or Amber and Lavender.Pomegranate Noir is built around three main fragrance notes or groups with a few other notes blended in.

      ~Top notes - pomegranate tinged with pink pepper
      ~Heart notes - casablanca lily
      ~Base notes - guaiacwood blended with cloves and cinnamon

      Other notes include spicy woods, patchouli and frankincense.

      ~Design~

      The different cologne fragrances are presented in identical bottles. When you enter a Jo Malone boutique, you are met with lots of similar bottles and it can become quite confusing! The 30ml cologne bottle is made of clear glass and the silver lid gives a simple yet classy and high quality finish. The bottle is slender and a simple cream lable adorns the front and back. I do like the simplistic design as I feel more time has went in to the actual fragrance than creating an unusual bottle!

      Whilst Jo Malone bottles are not boxed on the shelves, they are beautifully wrapped before you leave the shop. My bottles were individually boxed, tied with ribbon and bagged - with tissue paper and samples and then tied with a further bow. Very indulgent and "Love Actually!"

      ~Price~

      You can purchase Pomegranate Noir Cologne by visiting your nearest Jo Malone boutique or by logging on to www.jomalone.co.uk. The 30ml bottle is priced at £36.00 and you can obtain a saving (ml for ml) by purchasing the 100ml bottle for £72.00.

      ~My Thoughts~

      Thanks to my sister, I am addicted to the delights of Jo Malone goodies! I received a gift card at Christmas and having came in to a bit of money recently, I decided to treat myself to a few bottles of perfume.

      I had a sniff at several Jo Malone colognes before settling on Pomegranate Noir. This isn't my first experience of this particular scent. It is my sisters favourite scent and one which we got to experience (hand wash, body cream and perfume) at her Jo Malone birthday party last year. Having also previously received a sample, I was more than happy to splash out £36 for a bottle. I also purchased the English Pear and Freesia which is the recommended mixing scent to create a "bespoke scent".

      ~Perfect Pomegranate~

      I can see why this one was a major hit with my sister. It is one amazing and rather unique scent in my opinion - something different and that is what Jo Malone is all about. I feel that this scent is actually perfect for men or women to wear though I cannot see my fiance pinching it! It is the perfect scent to layer and if layered with the matching body products, the scent will remain there all day and sometimes beyond.

      One spray to the wrists and around my neck and I'm enveloped in a gorgeous scent. The initial spray creates quite a heady scent but without any alcohol aroma which I certainly appreciate. It is surprising to note that pomegranate is the opening scent anyone unfamiliar with this scent, would assume it would be at the heart of the overall scent.

      The pomegranate opening is simple divine. It is vibrant, fresh and full of luxurious flavour - very rich and almost colourful in scent with a sharp sweetness. The main emphasis is on a delectably sweet pomegranate aroma which carries a fairly strong, flavoursome pepper aroma - very unisex without being too feminine or too manly. It adds a perfect level of spice to the scent and really brings out the fruity pomegranate without overshadowing it.

      As the spiciness starts to fade after an hour or so, the pomegranate is tinged with a spearmint note. Whilst this may just be the way my skin carries the scent, it could be a taste of what is yet to follow. It certainly does had something different to the scent and lightens it somewhat.

      The casablance lily is a new fragrance note for my nose to appreciate and it does like it! Pomegranate Noir never pushes forward any floralness so don't expect that from this lily note. The heart of Pomegranate Noir takes a turn and changes to offer a decadent sweet heart which is mouthwatering as it mingles with the long-standing pomegranate. The scent in quite confident and almost sexy. The heart of this scent lasts incredibly well and is still strong on my skin after 7hours.

      But the true treat of Pomegranate Noir is still to come. The fragrance notes that are blended to form the base of this scent live up to the "dark and enigmatic" description. All freshness that graced the scent is gone but a tinge of sweet pomegranate has lived on to sweeten the base. Pomegranate Noir is rounded off by heavenly scent - very dark and spicy. Quality is not compromised as a smokey woodiness and seductively aromatic cinnamon/clove blend greets me. Absolutely delicious and noticeable on my skin for a further 4 hours or so and long on my jacket and scarf.

      Pomegranate Noir has a staying power of around 12hours which is amazing. It never loses strength and remains consistent as it wears on my skin. Pomegranate Noir is the perfect evening scent and my fiance has complimented me when I have worn this.

      ~Bespoke Scent~

      Mixing Pomegranate Noir with English Pear and Freesia is a good move to make as it creates a whole new scent with amazing staying powering. I find it best to spray the pear scent on my skin first and after a few hours, top it up with the pomegranate scent. This immediately transforms a lovely day time fragrance to a more sensual evening fragrance.

      ~Conclusion~

      I can highly recommend Pomegranate Noir. It has outstanding staying power and is simply gorgeous on my skin. It would suit any woman or man. I feel it is a very special scent and an original so not something I will wear daily. Because of how long lasting this cologne is, my bottle will last incredibly well and it was a worth while purchase.

      5 stars!

      Thanks for reading x

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