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Jo Malone – Lime Basil and Mandarin – sample review

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This is the second of 2 free samples I’m reviewing – the Lime Basil and Mandarin frangramce from Jo Malone.

The mandarin is very present in this fragrance and teamed with the unusual lime basil, makes for a very pleasant scent. However for me, it didn’t hit the high notes of the mimosa & cardamom or the peony & blush suede. I’m not such a fan of citrus fragrances and as much as I liked the mandarin notes, it’s not enough for me to venture into purchasing a large bottle of this cologne.

However, when I mixed this with the mimosa & cardamom, I did like the combination. Famous for its fragrance combination, Jo Malone lime basil & mandarin is definitely worth a try on it’s own, but I would suggest experimenting by mixing this with your favourite perfume, creating something unique for you. It adds a herby, citrus scent which may help to balance out spicy or floral fragrances.

Nice cologne on it’s own, but better combined with other fragrances.

Rating 3 out of 5



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Jo Malone – Peony and Blush Suede – sample review


I have been wondering about this fragrance for months, after hearing such rave reviews from the bloggers such as Chase Amie.  I recently purchased the Mimosa and Cardamom cologne, and as luck would have it, I was able to select the Peony & Blush Suede cologne  as one of my 2 free samples.


I love how this is packaged – ready to be gifted as a Christmas socking filler, as part of a gift package or as a gift in it’s own right.

I like floral and spicy scents, so I was very intrigued with the name of this scent and wondered if I would find it too floral.  Well, I can now understand why this is such a popular fragrance. I would say it has a very feminine style, but thankfully not sickly sweet in nature. It has a non-floral undertone which I believe stems from the blush suede, making this a fragrance that can easily be worn day or night.

This cologne would suit those who like feminine perfumes with subtle floral notes and leather undertones. It has good staying power and while not as encapsulating as the Mimosa and Cardamom cologne, this is fast becoming a favourite.

Oh dear, I think I have found a new way to be poor!

Rating 4/5

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Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom Cologne – Review

This is an update of the review of the Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom cologne sample I received last year.

I took advantage of the recent Black Friday sale, and much to my surprise, a package arrived just 3 days later.

Here it is …


I can not fault the free gift ready packaging.  The free samples, which I will review in a separate post, are also a nice touch, especially as I got to choose 2 out of a selection of 4.

I’m also very pleased to say that the scent of the sample marries that of the final product.  I took a risk in purchasing the large bottle, as I felt that it was more economical than buying the smaller bottle.  Even so, at over £80, it was not a small risk.

The only down side – the external packaging.  Eek! If you’re a friend of the environment, please look away now!


Such a big box, for such a small item, and so much waste filler!  Fear not my Earth friends, this is going to be recycled in my compost heap to help grow my potatoes next year.  But gosh, it does seem a bit much.

Overall rating 4.5/5 – losing 0.5 for the external packaging.

Health and Beauty Sundays – Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom Cologne – Review

Please note:
I have not been paid or endorsed in any way for the review below by Jo Malone or any other company. The opinions stated in this review are my own.

I have been waiting fro the post to arrive for a couple of weeks to bring me this  – a free sample of the new Mimosa and Cardamon Cologne, which if you’re already a fan of Jo Malone, you will have seen heavily advertised.

Jo Malone mimosa cardamom perfume review

Normally I’m sceptical of veering from my usual range of perfumes, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this sample.  The Mimosa and Cardamon cologne has a well balanced sweet and spicy scent, which is not in anyway over powering. Despite this, it’s long lasting, the aroma was still present 4 hours after application.

I would wear this as an everyday scent, but it could easily double up as an evening perfume. I would also favour wearing this during the Summer, Autumn and early Winter months. For Late Winter I tend to wear more spicy scents and in Spring I personally prefer a more airy, floral perfume.

Overall, I like this fragrance so much, I’m seriously considering making room for it in my collection.


Rating 4.5 out of 5

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