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Used to be a Jo fan until it finally hit me that the smell of the perfume does not last at all. Have bought several of them including the ubiquitous lime, basil & mandarin and the only time I smell it is when I spray it on. Absolute waste of money despite the pretty packaging.
I've never liked lime, basil, etc either - just doesn't smell good on me. Perfume is such a personal thing, both in terms of personal taste (like food) and how your individual skin reacts with a particular brand/ fragrance.
Did try other Jo Malone stuff back in the day when it was trendy - long time ago now. But always found it very one-dimensional and just over-rated. Now it's everywhere, doesn't even have the advantage of being unusual.
I only like very fresh, citrussy perfumes and love the subtlety of my favourite brands, Annick Goutal and Miller Harris. Both much better than JM, IMO - which is personal..
Do also like very simple, fresh smells - eg Clarins Eau Dynamisante, which I splash on first thing, and Sisley's Eau de Campagne. I'd put Caudalie's Eau de Vigne in that sort of category.
While we're on the subject of Jo Malone, has anyone ever come across a perfume which smells like the Blue Agava and Cacao cologne? I love the smell but it fades so quickly and I am therefore loathe to splash out on it
How funny i was at Jo malone today. sales assist slathered my arms with lime basil and mand body oil, then put scent over the top because id told her the scent doesnt last for more than 20mins on me. I am looking for another citrus perfume that actually lasts.
I find you can smell Jo Malone on others for longer than a few hours. My parents in law wear Jo Malone fragrances and I can always smell them long after their scent has been applied. Especially Lime, Basil and Mandarin.
I don't suppose that helps much if you can't smell it on yourself. What's the point!?
I have found the scent bought yesterday is much nicer than Lime, Basil and Mandarin - but it is similar (to my nose - but like you say - it's such a personal thing).