Hitting the shops today is a tantalising new scent called Vanilla & Anise from Jo Malone.
I’m very excited about this new scent as my favourite perfume is already a Jo Malone one – it’s called Pomegranate Noir. Their scents are easy to layer by mixing up their colognes. Try it next time you’re in their shops by playing around with the scents on display.
On my trip to London last week, I was delighted to see an amazing new shopping experience at Dublin airport, including a Jo Malone shop! Airport shopping means cheaper prices than in their normal retail stores so I availed of the opportunity for a quick spritz of my signature scent before getting on the plane.
Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise
The scent isn’t too sweet like vanilla perfumes can sometimes be (think White Musk by The Body Shop). In fact the smell is much warmer than you might expect.
The new scent was inspired by the delicate vanilla orchid (pictured right), and is intended to take you on an escape to the special time of year in Madagascar where vanilla orchids bloom. The fragrance has been blended with bergamot, neroli, wild fennel flower, star anise, oleander, tuberose, tonka bean, frangipani, white amber, vetiver, vanilla bourbon absolute and a touch of spicy clove to give it heart and depth.
If you’re lucky enough to live in London the flagship shop on Sloane Street is celebrating its 10th anniversary, so pop in between the 14 and 20 of September to receive a free hand massage, vanilla champagne, tea and petit fours. The cologne will be available in the statutory Jo Malone sized bottles of 30ml and 100ml selling from £32-£64 (€45-€80).
So, what is your favourite perfume?
Images courtesy of Jo Malone.Tweet