Monday, 13 March 2017

FIRST FANCY PURCHASE | JO MALONE NECTARINE BLOSSOM AND HONEY COLOGNE FRAGRANCE REVIEW


I feel so super fancy writing this post right now because I never thought I would be the type of lass that would comfortably be able to rock a Jo Malone fragrance, sorry "cologne". I used to watch YouTubers like Alix from ICovetThee wax poetic about numerous Jo Malone products and always aspired to exude the same level of sophistication that she always displayed on her YouTube channel. Like most, I am incredibly picky when it comes to fragrances. I prefer scents that are fresh and light but also long lasting. I spent a good hour in duty free en route to New York to find a good fragrance. I had just watched a Kathleen Lights Favourites video where she discussed a perfume she loved because it reminded her of her time in Vegas. Scent is of course closely linked to memory so I wanted to find a fragrance I could wear throughout my time in America that would trigger memories of the epic trip when I returned to my dump of a hometown. I was torn between quite a few scents, I always find lavender notes really soothing and comforting but ultimately the Nectarine  Blossom and Honey Cologne (£44/£88) is the one I decided on and I have no regrets. It is perfect. 


On the Jo Malone site it is lovingly described as "London's Covent Garden early morning market. Succulent nectarine, peach and cassis and delicate spring flowers melt into the note of acacia honey. Sweet and delightfully playful." It is classed as being a fruity yet floral scent with the aroma of peaches and spring flowers encased in warm honey. I wish I could eat it. I think it smells gorgeous and is not too heavy, perfect all year round for me but especially suited to the transition into Spring. Now that it is March the world is looking a little brighter and a few spritzes of this makes me feel confident. It is oh so expensive, this little tiny bottle cost a whopping £44. Yes, you heard right my friends, £44 for 30ml and if you're feeling cash splashy then you can get the 100ml for £88

The problem with this scent is that you can't overdo it, so I often spray it six times which is wasteful but I don't wear it every day. I spray it on days when I am feeling a little less than or couldn't be bothered to shower. We're all friends here. I hope you like my review, I also hope it wasn't obvious that I have no clue what I am talking about when it comes to fragrances because I have literally owned 3 in my entire 22 years of being. That being said, I would love to know what scents you are drawn to and what your favourite perfume/fragrance/cologne is etc. So please leave me a comment, and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' my loves. Apologies for the delay between posts, it was completely unintentional. I just had a few scheduling issues. Thank you. Take care. 

What are some of your favourite fragrances?

Love 
Kiran

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57 comments

  1. This is such a popular brands of fragrance that I have never tried. I never seem to see it here is the US at. However, it'seems an interesting review.
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  2. Aww yay! What a lovely treat!!! This scent sounds absolutely beaautiful...I'll need to go and have a sniff soon. I love when a perfume makes you feel better about yourself rather than just being a pretty scent...especially for one that costs so much ;)

    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. I know right, I really love the scent xxx

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  3. It's hard to beat a Jo Malone fragrance! I have this one too & it's perfect for Spring! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I'm so happy you like it too, I am obsessed xxx

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  4. I love perfumes. I never leave home without applying one of my favorite prefumes. Eeven though, Americans don't really love perfumes in everyday life, (at least, that's my impression) I still wear it, I just try not to wear strong perfumes so that I will not disturb people around me haha. This one sounds interesting. Love the notes , I may give it a try.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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    1. I don't really wear perfume that often but this is just a great pick me up for me when I feel like I am flagging xxx

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  5. The perfume indeed looks very fancy! I also love a light but long-lasting fragrant đŸ’–
    Ooh, I love me some fruity scent. I haven't found a good vanilla scent yet so if you know one kindly recommend it to me!

    xo, Gillan

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    1. I will indeed! Forever on the hunt haha xxx

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  6. I have been wanting to try Jo Malone for so long but haven't bite the bullet and purchase one as yet. I did had a chance to sniff them all and there are a couple that I really like. Hopefully in the next couple months I will get a chance to pick one up. This one sounds really beautiful though but what else do you expect from Jo Malone. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. Honestly I didn't get the hype about Jo Malone for so long but there are so many scents. There really is something for everyone xxx

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  7. That scent smells wonderful! I have yet to purchase a Jo Malone product. There was one scent that I really loved in a magazine. I think it was basil and neroli? I didn't think I would like it but the scent was really nice!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. Ooh that sounds really nice, I think I smelt that in store too xxx

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    1. Thank you lovely, have a great week x

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  9. I remember Alix talking about these perfumes too, but they are not available here so I cannot tell if I like them or not since I haven't tried them. This one sounds perfect for spring, I don't own many perfumes but I love to use mists.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. I don't own any mists I don't think! Xx

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  10. Dammit, now I am definitely the last person in the beauty blogsphere that hasn't tried anything from Jo Malone! Haha! I really want to splurge on one but gosh, the price though....

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I know right it is totally insane but it smells so so good x

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    1. It is perfect for Spring I think, thank you for reading Shelleen x

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  12. Wow, the perfume sounds incredible. I have only ever tried one of their candles in peony and blush suede and smells amazing. I only burn it once a week as it was so expensive!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. I don't even want to know how much their candles cost haha xxx

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  13. I love it when a fragrance reminds me of a specific time or place, that's so nice that this one will remind you of your trip to NYC<3

    SinĂ©ad ♥ Fabuleuse Du Jour

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    1. That's exactly why I bought it! Now to decide whether I need a new fragrance for France . . .

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  14. This sounds nice! I've always admired Jo Malone packaging. This is no exception. You've inspired me to check out some new fragrances :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  15. I like your review. I don't really know much about fragrances either, but I still buy them lol đŸ˜‚

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    1. Haha glad I am not the only one :) xx

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  16. I've never tried out this one, but I've heard good comments about it. One of my favorite fragrances is Miss Dior and it's not that expensive so it's a good fragrance, it reminds me of Spring and it makes me truly happy!

    Brooks | Live. Laugh. Love. & Make Up

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    1. Ooh I think I like that one too! Xx

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  17. I am not much of a fragrance girl myself, but I sniffed a few by Jo Malone and loved them. Didn't buy them thiugh, as they are quite pricey and I prefer to splurge on lipsticks rather than perfume. But the scent sounds amazing.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Lipsticks probably last longer tbf, I am getting through this heartwrenchingly fast xxx

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  18. I love JO Malone and this one sounds so lovely. Gemma x
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  19. This perfume sounds lovely! I usually spray 3-4 times in the air as well. The nice thing about perfume is that it seems to last for a good length of time. I've yet to finish one!
    I think you did a fantastic job of describing the scent <3

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Bless you for saying that, I feel like I am using this far too quickly x

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  20. Jo Malone fragrances are always so top notch when it comes to quality! I think that they smell very natural and 'true' to what they're supposed to represent, which is great! :) I haven't tried this particular one, but I'd love to get my hands on it, it sounds dreamy, I love anything with honey! xoxo

    Kay
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    1. Me too, honey is such a gorgeous scent. Thank you for reading Kay x

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  21. Oh it sounds like it smells great! I agree with you too, some scents can really make you think of trips and take you back to past times :) I've never tried anything from Jo Malone but have heard lots of good things :)

    Hope you are having a great start to the week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you Mica, hope you're having a great end to the week! Xx

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  22. I've never splurged on a Jo Malone, but I did sniff a few at the airport last time I went away. I wish I'd taken the time to try them out properly because I wish I'd bought one before the holiday so I could associate it with those two weeks. I'm glad you're enjoying it xx

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    1. Thank you Rhi, yeah I am so happy I bought it. It really brings back some great memories xxx

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  23. I love the Jo Malone brand!

    xx

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    1. I definitely want to try more of their products xxx

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  24. I've never smelt any Jo Malone scents - I love the packaging! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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  25. Jo Malone fragrances are devine. Congratulations on your first purchase, Im sure there will be many more to come now haha!
    Kate xx

    themakeupartistschoice.com

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    1. Haha, I am already planning my next visit xxx

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  26. I love this scent so much <3 I don't own any of the large Jo Malone scents but I've almost finished my 30ml of this and am considering it!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Same here, I am a little addicted I think, thank you for reading xxx

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  27. You have made me want to go to Jo Malone as soon as possible for a smelling session! Kelly xx ww.KELLiLASH.com

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    1. I want to go back already haha, thank you for reading x

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  28. It is quite expensive but it sounds like the price is all worth it! I haven't tried anything from Jo Malone but this brand has my attention :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  29. That scent sounds amazing!!! I don't think they have it in Jo Malone near me! I love the Blackberry & Bay one though!!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  30. this sounds like a lovely scent, I really need to get around to trying Jo Malone :)

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