Falling for Jo Malone



There are so many things to love about Jo Malone, from the beautifully layered scents to the simple, elegant packaging. Ever since I saw the brand and their offerings from different blogs, I was not able to get it out of my head.

After visiting their counters multiple times and trying out different scent samples, I finally decided on one to start! To my surprise I actually didn’t go with the original one I thought I was going to get, which was the Blackberry & Bay – A beautiful, refreshing and upbeat fruity scent. I ended up falling in love with the Nectarine Blossom & Honey – A soft, mellow, and sweet mix of peaches and honey, which I tried during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access. The scent is very comforting but at the same time very refreshing and summery, I think it’s perfect for the season and will be great to mix and match with some other scent in the future as well.

During my visit to the counter, I also looked around at their candles (because honestly, who doesn’t love a great candle?) and fell in love with the White Lilac & Rhubarb candle – A mix of fruity, floral and refreshing scent that smells like a summer garden in a candle. It is a limited edition candle with special packaging that helps support the community gardens (you can read more about each of the projects they’re helping here). Not only was the candle for a good cause and smells amazing, but the colorful printed packaging is unlike traditional Jo Malone candles and will be a great decor that adds a touch of summer in any home.

This was definitely a splurge, but I truly believe a good bottle of fragrance really makes a difference of a person’s appearance and presentation, and with the new apartment’s move in date around the corner, I’m excited to have a great candle to accompany me at my new home!

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Falling for Jo Malone

Mini fragrance obsession

mini fragrance

A few months ago I purchased a Marc Jacobs mini fragrance set, and immediately fell in love with the mini bottle designs!  The presentation is adorable, bottles are very detailed and visually pleasing, they’re like collectible items to me.  Thus started my obsession with mini fragrance and their beautiful packaging.

Recently Sephora had a deal for free mini fragrance sample with purchase, without hesitation I picked up some stuff from Sephora (see my previous post: Midweek treats from Sephora) and I picked up the Dolce & Gabbana Dolce based on the packaging (buying things for their packaging is one of my many shopping problems).  After receiving it, not only was I happy with the scent, I love the bottle!  The bottle is just as detailed as their regular sized bottle, but extra adorable.  And as a designer, these mini fragrances make me really appreciate the thoughts and efforts that went into designing them.

Mini fragrance obsession