My First Jo Malone Fragrance

Jo Malone was always one of those aspirational brands that I had in the back of my mind as a bastion of luxury and proper grown-up womanhood. As well as my insanely juvenile, unicorn-riding, Haribo-for-dinner-eating self, I do have a part of my personality that is almost jaw-droppingly adult; I like lots of alone time and will talk about sex with anybody. I collect red lipstick and black court shoes, and am fantastic in a crisis. My perfume tends to be similarly split down the middle; I have scents for my "little" self, and scents for my "big" self. 

When the time finally came to choose my first ever Jo Malone fragrance (a kind present from my father) I decided to do something a bit different, and pick a scent for my "middle" self. Something more sophisticated than watermelon body spray, but less intimidating than the tobacco and lily scent my grown-ass woman self wears. Eventually, I picked this...

Peony and Blush Suede is quite a balanced fragrance. It has the feminine, floral notes on the top, with a lingering leather base - equal parts delicate and sensual. It's grown-up without being too intense, which is hard to come across in perfume land, in my opinion. I only need one spritz as the cologne is incredibly powerful and will last all day. I like to put some in my hair, and it lasts for days that way. I'm totally hooked on it and am already eyeing up Red Roses as my next splurge.

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