[sample/affiliatelink/ad] I’m starting to work my way through current product and have been really keen to test out the Orange Butterflies fragrance from Jo Loves. Orange Blossom was my favourite fragrance when Jo was still at Jo Malone (now owned by Estee Lauder) and I love it still. I was hoping that Orange Butterflies would be a near replication of Orange Blossom (which I still get a thrill from spraying – usually I spritz it down my top if it’s a shirt or t-shirt and then spend a bit of time enjoying the upward trajectory of the perfume notes) and there are definite similarities.
I love the paintbrush concept – follow my lead and thoroughly paint your decollete! It’s sensual and different although I don’t think it’s quite as good a note carrier as traditional spray perfume. Orange Butterflies is quite a gentle fragrance – great for anyone who finds that perfume can overwhelm them – and is a light trail of orange blossom with petigrain, mandarin and neroli to bridge the divide between sweet and refreshing. It is greener than Orange Blossom but that wash of distinctive blossom predominates with the acidity of ‘peel’ zest beside it.
If you like a bit of oomph behind your perfume rather than the subtlty of gel, opt for the spray version which I suspect will be more weighty. It’s an uplifting kind of blend – summery, happy and enveloping. 50ml is £70 (with a free mini rose petal votive with a £50 spend at SpaceNK HERE, non affiliate HERE) OR the pen is available at Cult Beauty HERE, non affiliate HERE for £40. It’s available at Jo Loves HERE from 30th April.
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