Friday, 13 January 2017

For the Love of Jo Malone


For a good few years wandering around any Jo Malone shop/department I can find (there isn't one in Hull - sob) and spritzing myself with my favourite scents has been my guilty pleasure when I'm out and about. It really is one of those perfume brands that can just made you feel ten times happier/more attractive/vaguely rich (call me shallow if you wish, but you know it's true). When I'm wearing Jo Malone I feel like a sassier, more confident version of me. For some people it may be a designer bag or a pair of heels that makes them feel that way. For me, it's Jo. 

I'd just decided to bite the bullet and treat myself with my birthday money when I opened day 11 of my homemade advent calendar from Nick (which so far had unsuspectingly contained things like chocolate and herbal tea) to find one of my favourite Jo Malone scents - White Jasmine and Mint. If that wasn't enough, on day 22 I was ecstatic to find English Pear and Freesia, my other favourite scent.



I know there's supposedly some sort of science to how you mix Jo Malone perfumes and this mixture probably doesn't fit that science at all, but I love the smell of these two mixed. They smell amazing on their own too obviously, but together it's like the English Pear and Freesia adds a freshness, while the White Jasmine and Mint stops it smelling too sweet. Dreamy. (And that's about as technical as I get when it comes to describing perfume).

These are definitely my special occasion perfumes so I'm sure they'll last ages, but seeing as I still need something to spend my birthday money on (should spend it on something sensible like a kitchen cabinet, definitely won't) I might treat myself to a body butter or a candle because obsessed. 

Are you a fan of Jo Malone? What's your favourite scent?

Amy x
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  1. I've never actually brought anything from Jo malone but the white jasmine and mint is one of my favourite scents of there's so I might have to invest in one in this year x

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    1. It's such a lovely unique scent isn't it? I might invest in the candle! xx

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  2. Awww Amy, how kind of the boyfriend to surprise you with not one but two of your favourite scents! I definitely agree with you, smelling good is a great confidence boost! I definitely need to spritz some Jo Malone scents, I've not sampled them before! ❤

    Abbey ✨ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. I know it was so sweet :) Yeah you should definitely try some! xx

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  3. Ah...could I love Jo Malone any more?! My favourite is the sea salt and sage one - reminds me of being on holiday which always helps!

    Also how amazing is your boyfriend for making you a homemade advent calendar...what an absolute babe!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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    1. Oooh I don't think I've actually smelt that one but will have to! I know, isn't he a keeper :) xx

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  4. Ive recently discovered my love for Jo but mostly candles and diffusers. I need to smell the perfumes. I know someone that works for her so I'll try get some cheeky samples!

    Tania
    www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com

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    1. Ahh that's so good, definitely try to get some samples! xx

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  5. How sweet of him to put two Jo Malone scents in your advent calendar as surprises - and clever to have built up to them with chocolates and herbal teas haha :) English Pear & Freesia is a beautiful fragrance.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. I know it was so nice! It's so lovely and fresh isn't it :) xx

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  6. I think I might leave this post open for my fella to read haha!
    I have only been in the Jo Malone shop once in Brighton and didn't want to fall in love with anything too much haha. I had no idea there was science involved with mixing scents though... every day a school day lol xxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. Haha yeah you totally should! Yeah walking into Jo Malone is dangerous! xx

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  7. My favourite is white jasmine and mint too, but the white pear sounds good as well. And they sound so nice mixed together! But I definitely agree, they're special occasion perfumes - they're feel good perfumes!

    Katie | silverglowx.com

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    1. Yeah they definitely are :) glad that's your favourite too, such a lovely scent! xx

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  8. I never thought to every try mixing perfumes but it sounds great how you described it.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma, hope you have a lovely weekend too! xx

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  9. Boy did good! I've actually never tried Jo Malone perfumes, I'm not mad for perfume in general. I just buy cheap Zara ones that are dupes of more expensive ones! I love that you mixed perfumes though :) might have to try that myself!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. He did indeed! I only like quite subtle scents and Jo Malone is great for that - I hate being able to smell something sickly sweet on myself all the time though! xx

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  10. I've actually never heard of this brand but it sounds like quite a good investment (because treat yourself!) but I am in love with the packaging. It's so simple yet elegant. Thanks for sharing this. (:

    Single Vegas Girl
    http://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Jo Malone does have lovely packaging, if you haven't heard of them definitely check some of their scents out :) xx

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  11. I have always wanted to try Jo Malone products but they are so dear, maybe I should bite the bullet and treat myself!!! I love the scents that you got, your boyfriend did good!! xox

    http://www.emmalanglands.co.uk/

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    1. He did didn't he? :) Yeah they are expensive which is why I've never bought myself any! xx

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  12. I think feeling confident because of Jo Malone is great, and I can understand it, I love Jo Malone scents! How sweet that you found the English pear and freesia on your adventscalendar! I would love to try that, because as I said, I loooove Jo Malone! Hope you have a lovely Saturday!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Jo Malone is so lovely isn't it, glad you like it too! xx

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  13. I've never heard of this brand before! Thanks for sharing this lovely post, Amy xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. Oooh you should definitely check them out - hopefully they exist in America! xx

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  14. I've never had the chance to try anything from Jo but now I really wanna try these perfumes, they sound so amazing! Have a wonderful Sunday! xx

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    1. They really are, you should have a spritz when you get the chance! xx

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  15. OMG Nick - what an absolute dreamboat!! I ADORE Jo Malone, their fragrances are so stunning! The English Pear & Freesia sounds divine!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. It's so lovely! He's a goodun isn't he! xx

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  16. Awh your so lucky !!
    I received my first candle this christmas I don't want to ever light it!
    Alex ox
    http://www.champagneandlemonadeox.co.uk

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    1. I would be just like that haha! I'd love one of the candles though xx

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  17. I've never bought anything from Jo Malone but have heard nothing but rave reviews! I'm going to have to invest this year☺️

    Lxoxo
    www.lovelibby.co.uk

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    1. It's sooo nice! I never bought anything myself but am definitely going to have to invest in something else myself this year! xx

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  18. I haven't tried anything from the brand as yet but I've had my eyes on a couple of the scents since last year and I'm hoping this is the year I get to try one. I sniffed a few already and they are delicious.

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. They're all so lovely - hope you get something this year! xx

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  19. I have never tried anything from Jo Malone but sounds luxurious, I can only dream!

    www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

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    1. It really is luxurious, sneak into a shop and have a spritz sometime :) xx

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