As soon as I saw the word ‘intense’ I was expecting a power blast of wood and leather, when in reality, this is a smooth and gentle arrangement of fragrance notes once it’s dried down and warmed on the skin. There’s a little bit of sharpness from a twist of grapefruit and a dash of vetiver as well as a drop of juniper but to my nose, those notes dropped away as time wore on. I’m really not a woody-leathery fragrance person and yet, I don’t not like this. Like most of the Jo Malone scents, the wear reveals more of the fragrance personality and I greatly prefer it after a couple of hours wear when it’s unobtrusive and sensual, fitting well with my skin scent.
It’s very easily a unisex fragrance – I’d be quite delighted to smell this on a man I think and immediately think of him as an impeccable groomer. It’s that kind of scent – pleasingly sophisticated and suave. It’s already launched if you’re considering a new winter fragrance for yourself or anyone else but it doesn’t fall to traditional ‘feminine’ perfume. It’s £120 for the 100ml and 50ml is £75 HERE.
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