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I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to review Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir, one of my favourite product lines. I’ve had this for years and was introduced to The World of Jo Malone London by my mother, who is a big fan of the Leeds store in the Victoria Quarter, which I have to say, is a wonderful experience. For this special post, I’ve created an extra special Feature Image that took me a little longer than usual to celebrate.
Pomegranate Noir is one of the most popular fragrances from English perfumer – Jo Malone (who is no longer actually a part of Jo Malone London). She retails only in the most prestigious of department stores, and her own boutiques. Still don’t know who she is? Well, remember those lemon scented hand wipes you used to get at McDonalds? Well, she created the fragrance for those. Needless to say, Jo Malone London is one of the most iconic fragrance companies of our time and hopefully, for many years to come.
Before talking about the amazing products, I’ll share the composition of the fragrance with you, but you have to experience this for yourself to really understand why it’s so special:
Top Notes: Fruity
Pomegranate, Rasberry, Plum, Rhubarb, Watermelon
Middle / Heart Notes: Floral, Spicy, Woody
Muguet, Jasmine, Pink Pepper, Clove, Frankincense, Opopanax, Copiaba, Balsam, Guaiacwood
Base Notes: Woody, Aromatic
Patchouli, Cedarwood, Musk, Amber
The fragrance therefore is unisex like most Jo Malone London concoctions, but I have to say, it’s probably more suited to men than women, you’ll have to make your own judgement, but this will definitely smell good on a man. As far as a Christmas present, this is something a bit different than your Boots 3 for 2, from the fragrance itself, to the bottles and jars, even down to the box they wrap it in, filled with black scented tissue and wrapped in luxurious black ribbon tied in the signature bow.
The 150ml fragrance and the 200g candle (both pictured) retail at £72 and £38 respectively. Aim to get around 40 hours out of your candle and Jo Malone London consultants always advise: “Burn the candle until it melts to the edge of the glass, then blow it out”, this way you maximise the fragrance and prolong the life. The perfume needs one press of the pump, if you use this like a standard eau de toilette, prepare to gas yourself and everyone around you, it will be completely overbearing; if it’s for a gift for him, make sure he doesn’t wear it like a bloody deodorant!
The complete Pomegranate Noir collection includes: Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Perfume, Body Butter, Candle, and Bath Oil. All are fairly reasonably priced for what you actually get, the shower gel for example requires the amount of a 5 pence piece to do a very generous, full body wash. Visit a counter or one of the stores and just let them immerse you. Their sales staff never seem to be pushy or forcing you to spend money you just don’t have, especially in this climate, but just indulge yourself. The products pictured cost £110 and this includes gift wrap.
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