If you’re a fan of the beautifully exquisite Jo Malone fragrances then you’ll want to pull up a chair. Joining the other five limited edition Cologne Intense fragrances, the new Velvet Rose and Oud is delightfully different for a summer scent. It’s certainly not light and airy, nor is it floral or fruity; this dusky and dark fragrance is designed for those of you who like an intense and musky scent. I have no idea what Oud is, nor do I know if there’s such a thing as a Velvet Rose outside of table decorations, but together they make a very distinctive perfume. It’s a little to heavy for my personal taste, but I can imagine my older family members liking this as their preference is for the more weighty scents they were brought up with. I love the black glass bottle though, making this feel very vintage and ladylike amongst a shelf of clear concoctions.
Available now priced £95.00 for 100ml