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Perfume gurus please help me!

(9 Posts)
NotYoda Sat 08-Apr-17 15:56:25

Wasn't sure whether to join in the Perfumistas thread or start my own, so here goes:

I love Jo Malone Basil and Neroli but it's too darned weak! Doesn't last long at all.Not sure if this is a frequent complaint about Jo Malone or what...

So can anyone recommend something with a similar feel? I love that it's 'green' (I think that's the term) and a bit cirtussy but tempered by the herbal


NotYoda Sat 08-Apr-17 15:56:49


glitterglitters Sat 08-Apr-17 16:07:07

Jo Malone's staying power is zilch I've found. Citrusy I'd recommend (a cheaper option) something like Pink Grapefruit or Tangerine from the Body Shop (very cheap £9 for eau de parfum). Something more high end Chloe .... I think it's L'eau de Chloe has grapefruit in too.

NotYoda Sat 08-Apr-17 16:09:00


Thanks! Glad it's not just me. I am spraying it around like air freshner (nd it's bloody expensive.

I really love grapefruit scents so I'll take a look at those.

A casual look doesn't seem to bring up anything herbal though

StoatPatronus Sat 08-Apr-17 16:13:57

Hermes eau des merveilles: ambergris, orange and sea salt. Beautiful.

NotYoda Sat 08-Apr-17 16:19:57

Ooh seasalt sounds nice.

glitterglitters Sat 08-Apr-17 16:22:15

Mac used to do a sea salt and wood based perfume called Turquatic. It's a dead ringer for Jo Malone's sea salt and wood sage but has ten times the staying power. Not really citrusy but it's very summery.

CoolCarrie Sat 08-Apr-17 17:11:22

JM perfumes are a total rip off, I haven't heard anyone say that they have lasted, which is a pity because some of the scents are lovely.

NotYoda Sat 08-Apr-17 17:12:19


Such a shame

I got a sample of the body lotion, OTOH, and that's much stronger hmm

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