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

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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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Health and Beauty Sundays: Coconut and Lavender Hand Scrub

How to make coconut and lavender hand scrub -


1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup granulated sugar

3-4 drops of pure lavender essential oil

1/4 tsp of lavender flowers (optional)


Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Decant into a clean container with a lid.

How to use

Using about 1/4 teaspoon at a time, massage into your hands for at least 1 minute. Rinse off with clean water, pat dry and then apply hand cream.