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Which Jo Malone body lotion will I like?

(22 Posts)
Spottytin Tue 26-Mar-13 17:42:54

Or indeed any other recommendations for nice smelling body lotions?

Have got big party coming up and not really a perfume wearer. I tend to like layering shower gel and body lotion.

I like stong smelling, citrus or sort of old fashioned flowery, like rose. I liked the body shop's bergamot range but think that died a death!

So thought I would plush out and treat myself. Any recommendations?

Awks Tue 26-Mar-13 18:09:29

I have the pomegranate noir and the orange blossom. Like the pomegranate one best x

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Tue 26-Mar-13 18:23:22

Ooo I`m a massive Jo Malone fan, my favourites at the moment are the Wild Bluebell and the Blackberry and Bay which is just gorgeous. They do do a rose one I`m sure, can you get to a shop and get some samples?

JennySense Tue 26-Mar-13 19:37:53

I have the orange blossom and red roses - that's a great way for you to wear perfume smile

timidviper Tue 26-Mar-13 19:42:20

I have Jo Malone Grapefruit which is a lovely fresh citrussy fragrance and my favourite one is English Pear and Freesia which is just gorgeous

knitknack Tue 26-Mar-13 19:58:21

I've just treated myself to the nectarine blossom and honey which is GORGEOUS! I suspect this isn't much help with us all recommending different ones!!

Spottytin Tue 26-Mar-13 20:16:17

Ha ha well thank you all so much, how am I supposed to choose!

Sadly I live nowhere near anywhere that stocks Jo Malone so will have to cross fingers and just go for it. Is te orange blossom citrusy? I don't like vanilla type perfumes, does that cancel any out?

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Tue 26-Mar-13 20:38:48

If you go on the Jo Malone website they break down the fragrances in each cologne, that might help. To be honest they are all gorgeous grin

Spottytin Tue 26-Mar-13 20:46:32

Right, I am off to the website. If I end up blowing all my money on buying lots of different ones I shall hold YOU ALL personally responsible!

knitknack Tue 26-Mar-13 20:47:12

I have the orange blossom too - it's not citrusy, it's very sweet, in fact it smells just like orange blossoms :D. I used to have a small citrus orchard in NZ so I know the smell well and It's spot on. I agree with dreams - they ARE all gorgeous and when you buy one you gett o pick a sample of another. So you can plan your next treat... I have the bay and blackberry too, and that's musky and warm - would be good for dh actually. My fave is def nectarine and honey though, I have the scent AND the body lotion of that one!

knitknack Tue 26-Mar-13 20:48:02

Oh and if you're going mad get a candle too! I had an inheritance recently and went completely mad :D

Dawndonna Tue 26-Mar-13 20:49:21

My sister wears the Grapefruit one and smells divine. Me-it smells like a cat has sprayed, but I do strange things to scents.

AuntPittypat Tue 26-Mar-13 21:02:01

Lime, basil and mandarin is my favourite. For a real pampering treat, get some bath oil too. After that, and slathering on the lotion you'll smell yummy for hours and hours. It's such good stuff. Think I might go and run a bath now!

QuickLookBusy Tue 26-Mar-13 21:26:00

The orange one is my favourite. I absolutely love it.

I like to smell my own arms when I have it ongrin

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Wed 27-Mar-13 10:28:09

Spotty, you have to come back and tell us which one you buy now!

This thread has made me think I have to go and get the orange one now, or maybe the nectarine blossom and honey, but I also like the sound of the english pear and freesia...............aghhh grin I wanna them all grin grin

McGilly Wed 27-Mar-13 11:12:00

You would love Lime Basil & Mandarin, citrusy and complex. I also love Grapefruit but it is more a one-note wonder.

Lorelilee Wed 27-Mar-13 15:26:57

I wear the Grapefruit one for 'day' - it just smells so CLEAN -the cologne is not 'heavy' at all, I layer shower gel, lotion and cologne. For a while, I tried to find another perfume that wasn't so expensive as I couldn't justify the expense, but I caught a whiff of it on someone else and realised how much I love it - I just cut back on other stuff now. I have a small bottle of Orange Blossom which I wear in the evenings as it's lovely too, but if I had to stick to one it would definitely be Grapefruit.

Spottytin Wed 27-Mar-13 22:09:14

Right, I've ordered the lime, basil and mandarin.

I was determined I was only buying the body lotion, but surprise surprise, have also ordered the bath oil and body wash!

I went for the blackberry and bay sample cologne, but am now sorely tempted by the orange blossom....... Thank you all for costing me a fortune!

I got quite excited by the shampoo, love my hair smelling nice, but the reviews put me off a bit......

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Wed 27-Mar-13 22:15:21

Ok spotty, you are going to smell lufly grin poor, but fragrant!

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Wed 27-Mar-13 22:20:39

That was meant to be oooo not ok, damn autocorrect angry

knitknack Thu 28-Mar-13 06:56:10

Lovely! You'll be so glad you treated yourself!

notjustamummythankyou Thu 28-Mar-13 12:21:42

The orange blossom cologne is lovely! Do it, do it!!

I've also got the pomegranate noir which I'm not too keen on when worn alone, but I do like the orange blossom and pomegranate noir worn together. It makes a very nice 'evening' perfume.

Go on ... splash out some more ... smile

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