So February is undoubtedly the month of romance, and I don’t think any flower quite captures that like red roses. I love the ones which verge on oxblood and black – they look so vampy and glamorous, and they always smell divine. The scent is deep and intoxicating, not powdery like so many imitations, and thankfully, Jo Malone has a complete hit with the Red Roses Cologne.
Red Roses Cologne is completely different from any rose perfume I’ve tried in the past. When first applied, there is a fresh green note which evokes freshly cut flowers. This comes from the notes of lemon, and spearmint, and as unlikely as it sounds when discussing a big rose fragrance – the citrus and mint really work to lighten and freshen the initial impression of the perfume. As the scent heats up, the rose notes become stronger and creamier, but they never become too overpowering or too powdery. Instead, I got really comforting floral notes which felt incredibly sophisticated and chic. The silage of the cologne is perfect – a few squirts left me with light wafts which lasted through the day, and so many people asked me what I was wearing!
If you’re a rose lover (and really, who isn’t?) you just have to try Red Roses Cologne for yourself. It’s an amazingly youthful take on what can be quite a mature scent, and it’s such a lovely treat wear! Have I mentioned that the cologne is even the lightest pink? It’s really a delight! During the day I’ve been enjoying the freshness of the fragrance, and when I’ve been heading out for night, I use it alongside my Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud Dry Body Oil to create a deeper, sexier take on the fragrance. Jo Malone also offer the scent as a Body Creme, Soap, Hand Soap, candle and diffuser, so you can absolutely revel in the scent’s deliciousness!
Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne is priced at £40.00 for 30ml and is available here.