Friday, 18 May 2012

Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud - Cologne Intense

I wasn't surprised when Jo Malone originally released the Cologne Intense range in 2010. In a way it was more 'What took them so long?'.
Every Spring, London - and London retail - is inundated by visitors from the Middle East escaping the intense heat for somewhere more amenable. I've blogged about Arab Season before - this range was without doubt designed with the Middle East in mind. My favourite of the existing range is the beautiful Rose Water and Vanilla.


Well, that may all change - this arrived this morning- and my GOD is it good.


Velvet Rose & Oud is on counter in June as a Limited Edition to the range. Damask Rose, Oud, Clove and Praline come together to give the most intense, sultry fragrance that in my opinion, JML have done so far. As per the ethos of JML, they give various scenarios for combining with other fragrances - but this, to my mind, is perfect on its own.


Available June 2012 priced £95.00 from all Jo Malone stockists.


*PR Sample

7 comments:

  1. never tried Jo Malones fragrances before but spotted a shop while I was in York yesterday and popped in. Being a girl that I'm ashamed to say buys a lot based on packaging I was a bit bemused as all the bottled looked the same lol
    They had this on the counter and I had a whiff- its very lovely but a bit heady for me the staff were really helpful and before I knew it I was leaving smelling of roses, red roses infact and I think it will be the first of many Malone fragrances I will be purchasing.
    Thanks for making me check it out :)

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    1. OH GOD MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU. It's a slippery slope! :)

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  2. I have never been a fan of rose in scents at all, even pure rose essential oil did nothing for me. But as I have aged (!) I have become more attracted to the scent, and I am wondering if it is because rose in its essential oil form has a harmony with older skins. I am musing again - sorry xx

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    1. I was the same. And the same with lavender.

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  3. I went into Jo Malone yesterday as I was out of pomegranate noir. They did a hand and arm massage on me and used Velvet Rose and Oud with lime, basil and mandarin. I woke up this morning and could still the Velvet Rose so had to go back and buy it as it smelled so lovely! It's one of those perfumes, in my opinion, that the more it settles, the better it smells. I am loving it!! I wish Jo Malone would bring back their Tuberose as I still love it and luckily have some left!!! X

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  4. I am a bellydancer and Velvet Rose and Oud helps get me in the mood to move. It brings out your femininity, beauty sensuality and love. For me, it also brings out appreciation of Midde Eastern Music.

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  5. I am a bellydancer and Velvet Rose and Oud helps get me in the mood to move. It brings out your femininity, beauty sensuality and love. For me, it also brings out appreciation of Midde Eastern Music.

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