Monday, 2 May 2016

Jo Malone | Mimosa and Cardamom Cologne

On my last big shopping trip which was in Bristol, my friends decided to pop my Harvey Nichols cherry and take me inside. O my, everything was quite expensive. Although the clothing and shoes were very nice, they were way out of my price range. I tried on a pair of black patent Louboutins (to see what all the fuss was about), but honestly, they were nothing special and at £425 I soon discovered they were extremely painful to wear. I sat down on the really expensive chairs to catch my breath, and the Jo Malone selection of colognes caught my eye that were on the display table. I'd been to Jo Malone in Cardiff before but never had smelt this one. Mimosa and Cardamom was released in the September last year. I spritzed myself with it and left to join the others. The scent lingered for absolutely ages and the girls were asking me what it was. For the two days in Bristol I kept wondering if I should treat myself to it, but seeing as though I was Christmas shopping I didn't, (I was being good).
This cologne is listed with the florals on the Jo Malone site, with mimosa as a heart note which adds a honeyed and warm floral character with cardamom as the top note with a hint of lemon. To complete this gorgeous scent is the base note of tonka beans that add accents of vanilla and aromatic tobacco which brings together a richness which is quite different from scents I normally go for.
I was luckily enough to receive this as a Christmas present after weeks of dropping hints. This is the 30ml size (£42) and is ideal to keep in my handbag. I use it every day and I've hardly made a dent in it, which is good considering it's rather expensive for the amount you get. The 100ml costs £85, but I do like to purchase smaller sizes as I like to change what I wear quite often.

Rachel xx

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