Monday, March 4, 2013

Jo Malone: Sugar & Spice


Smelling like a dessert can be dangerous. Also very delightful!


While browsing the latest fragrances at Nordstrom, I came across this delicious table of desserts, fake ones but they caught my eye. Each dessert represents a limited edition perfume from the Sugar & Spice Jo Malone fragrance collection. I've never tried on a Jo Malone perfume before but with names like lemon tart and ginger biscuit, how could I resist?


I can't, I smelled each one! I really wish they were sold as a whole set since it was really hard to choose a favorite. 


Each bottle costs $60.  
Here's my review:
The fragrances from left to right are:

Bitter Orange & Chocolate: Smells exactly like you would expect, also the bitter orange reminds me of actual bitters in an old time-y cocktail, well balanced with the dark chocolate. 
Ginger Biscuit. Warm and toasty, very vanilla spice latte-esque when I think about it.
Redcurrant & Creme: Raspberry notes, like a sweet custard with a dollop of creme fraiche on top.
Elderflower & Gooseberry: Mmmm think fresh, lychee, and muddled cucumber. Perfect for a light scent on a warm spring afternoon.
Lemon Tart: Very lemon-y, sour with hints of herbs and meringue. If you are a lemon treat kinda person this is for you. Not really my thing.

I left with my wrists spritzed with Bitter Orange & Chocolate. I can't stop smelling myself. I will return for this one.

You can buy it at Nordstrom or here: Jo Malone London

Which fragrance would you have choosen based on my descriptions?

10 comments:

  1. hi dear! i just found your blog and i love it!!!! would you liketo follow each other?

    http://signaturechic.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Signature Chic! Thanks for finding me, so glad to hear you love it :) Follow away!
      -Franci

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  2. Thanks for finding this fragrance collection - they sound amazing! I was at 2 Nordy's this weekend and missed it, can't wait to smell all of them..I'm sure I won't be able to decide on my first trip, I wonder if they have any samples?! :)

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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    1. It was a pleasant surprise, I rarely visit the perfume area, but I was searching for the new Marni fragrance and found these instead! I believe the will give you a sample of anything you like. :)

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  3. YUM! Bitter Orange and Chocolate sounds AMAZING! I'll have to try these!

    XO

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    1. It was amazing! Def try them out, I'm not usually crazy about perfumes but these ones are not to be missed. -Franci

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  4. Those all sounds amazing..I'll definitely have to check them out!

    xo Olivia
    This Looks Good On You

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  5. They all sound so yummy!

    Feel free to take a look at my blog if you like!
    xx MODEOGAMY

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    1. Very yummy indeed. ;) Can't wait to see your blog Beatrice. Follow me via GFC if you haven't already!-Franci

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