jo malone

16 December 2013

When the postman surprised me with the most luxurious birthday gift from my sister, I immediately lit it up and instagrammed it.

I fear that this present is the beginning of a beautiful friendship that clouds all reasonable judgement...

Because just a week after receiving it, I somehow ended up in the brand's dreamy quarters, purchasing a gorgeous bottle of perfume.

Jo Malone, you are the devil on my shoulder.

As someone who tends to be quite picky with perfume scents, I knew I was in danger zone when I sniffed around the shop and I pretty much liked every single smell I tried.

Before going to the shop, I actually knew which one I wanted, as I had got a few samples from ebay. I highly recommend doing so if you want to invest in a perfume, because I find that smelling them in a shop (especially in Duty Free!), it becomes quite overwhelming and I am never quite sure if I will like it "in real life".

I could not get over how much I loved the Blackberry & Bay scent - it smells simultaneously feminine and like a gentle man's cologne, with a fruity but not overly sweet edge.

As for the candle? It completely makes up for the fact that we don't have a Christmas tree up because it smells like a whole houseful of them.

Scent is an amazing thing - when you sniff a familiar even years later, it completely transports you back to the time you encountered it. I know that these will always remind me of this very special season.


  1. I love Jo Malone so much!! I agree trying fragrances can be overwhelming. I am trying to decide which Jo Malone to go for as my 2014 scent...tough! x

  2. Ohh Blackberry and bay sounds utterly divine!

    Jennie xo |

  3. What a lovely present really ^^
    Happy belated birthday! Xx

  4. SO true about scents being able to transport you back in time. I love how you right, you're so funny! I literally loled at you being in "danger zone" hahah. Seriously though...there are just certain situations where you know you're done for! These pictures are really pretty too...that fuzzy white was perfect for the products :]


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