Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise Cologne

Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise Cologne* (£82.00) is possibly the most expensive fragrance in my collection. Yes, it definitely is. It is my first Jo Malone cologne and I wasn't sure what to get, but my vanilla obsession made me pick Vanilla & Anise :)

Without trying the fragrance in real life, I wasn't sure what to expect so I was a bit nervous that I might not like it. Most vanilla scents are beautiful though, so it wasn't a big risk.  Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise Cologne is described  as a 'delicate blend of vanilla orchid, vanilla bourbon and star anise', but after doing some more research it turns out that is has plenty of other notes.

 The top notes include sicilian bergamot, tunisian neroli, wild fennel and star anise, heart notes feature tuberose, violet vanilla orchid, jasmine, frangipani and cloves and the base notes consist of ambergris, vetiver, Bourbon vanilla absolute and tonka. 

It's a nice fragrance with very distinct anise and vanilla notes, but I am not 100% in love with it. It's not your usual vanilla scent, so I would recommend trying it out at a counter, before ordering online. When I first spray it, it is quite a rich, but it quickly settles to a more subtle, sweet scent that lingers on the skin for a long time.

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*gifted item



  1. There's just something about Jo Malone, it's soooo luxurious, it's silly really.
    I'll certainly have to pop into my local store and have a sniff of this one :)
    Gill xx EyelinerFlicks

  2. This sounds gorgeous I was looking for something lighter but with a little touch of indulgence for Summer :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  3. I realllllllly want to purchase a Jo Malone fragrance but I haven't a clue which one, and I'm a little scared I won't like it like you said! Decisions!! Lovely read :)

    Gianni x

  4. I'd love a Jo Malone perfume! They look so luxurious!

    Lucy xoxo

  5. I still have not bought a Jo Malone perfume but have been dying to try one! Definitely next on my wishlist, glad you liked it though :) xxx Arianna

  6. The scent that lingers in my skin is tuberose, not vanilla... which is why this "vanilla" scent is also a bit problematic to me, if i can say it like that. Definitely a perfume to try on the skin before purchasing, it is very complex.


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