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As soon as the invitation dropped through my letterbox I was on the phone confirming my attendance to Jo Malone’s Christmas event. A chance to check out their perfume for the season, complete with festive nibbles and a glass of bubbly (or in my case four).
The first thing I have to comment on is the theme for this years festivities. Magic and Mayhem, Fabulous Fantasy, Romance and Spectacle Galore all tied up in a big decadent bow. Classic Jo Malone cream and black with splashes of red and gold in a stylish harlequin pattern.
Yes I did eat all those chocolates! They also had lovely little mince pies that I got so excited about I popped a whole one in my mouth, even though it probably should have been eaten in a couple of bites. One must be slightly gluttonous at Christmas!
This year Jo Malone have created the perfume Orange Bitters, and it is perfect for Christmas. Nothing could be more festive than zesty mandarin with bitter orange, finished with a base of sensual sandalwood and amber.
As part of the evening I was treated to a complimentary hand and arm massage with my perfume of choice. Of course I chose Orange Bitters layered over Pomegranate Noir body cream. These two fragrances are a match made in heaven. Pomegranate Noir a true modern classic with the extra festive zing of bitter orange.
Which brings me on to my next perfume du jour, and in my case it’s not just one day, it’s every day!
Apart from all the decorations, parties and food that this fantastic season brings, the best thing about Christmas is that it is the perfect excuse to treat yourself. All the shopping for other people, long hours on your feet and heavy shopping bags full of gifts for friends and family, definitely deserves a little gift to you from you.
My present to myself (thanks me you’re the best) is my favourite Jo Malone perfume Pomegranate Noir.
This fragrance is perfect for winter. The juicy pomegranate combined with the smokiness of guaiacwood and pink pepper is warm and enticing. Pomegranate Noir is incredibly sensual but still a light, fun fragrance. A daring scent that can be worn by anyone who is after something more unusual. Be prepared to be continuously showered with compliments.
As well as Orange Bitters there is a whole Christmas collection all beautifully wrapped in the harlequin style packaging that will look great under the tree.
I’m off to buy some Jo Malone baubles and crackers!