Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Jo Malone’s new sensual scent Peony & Blush Suede
Recently I had the opportunity to check out the upcoming Jo Malone London launch called Peony & Blush Suede. I don’t yet own a Jo Malone scent, so this was a very pleasant introduction to the world of Jo Malone and scent pairing. Peonies are gorgeous flowers and brighten up any room. They might even be my favorite pretty flowers, even though you can’t just pick them up anywhere. As always the Jo Malone bottle is very sleek and incredibly luxurious; I can imagine that any girl would love to get a Jo Malone scent as a gift. The gift wrappings are always beautiful, and so are the perfumes. Of course there are scents for everyone’s liking, and being a bit fussy with perfumes I’m very glad that I actually really like Peony & Blush Suede!
This perfume showcases peonies in full boom with top notes of red apple, a heart of peonies and a suede base. Also to be smelled in this: jasmine, rose and gilly flower. The scent is not only sold as a cologne (€37 for 30ml, €92 for 100ml), but also comes in a body & hand wash (€42 for 250ml), a body cream (€62 for 175ml) and a home candle (€52 for 200g).
Keeping in mind that Jo Malone is famous for their scent pairing, which basically means you can pair complimentary scents to your liking, I was introduced to two delicious combinations that speak to different people. Paired with English Pear & Freesia, the scent becomes delicate and soft, and very sensual. I love it so much, I had it applied and couldn’t help smelling myself. This is definitely a scent I want to own in the future, preferably along with Peony & Blush Suede ;-). Moving onto a bit of a heavier combination, we can pair Peony & Blush Suede with the Saffron Cologne Intense. This is way more than I can take, but I know there are some heavy perfume fiends out there and you’d love it! Peony & Blush Suede adds a delicate side to the intense peppered intense cologne.
The Peony & Blush Suede collection is available from September on, so that’s still quite a wait. It’ll be sold exclusively in Senteurs d’Ailleurs in Belgium, a gorgeous luxury store that I’m writing up a post on later this month. Even though it is a bit of a wait, I think it’ll be worth it! And in the meanwhile, I’m putting that English Pear & Freesia on my birthday wishlist. Just a little over a month until my 26th birthday.. Oh dear, it seems like I was sixteen just yesterday!