14.5.17

my holiday fragrance

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Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom cologne - Primark sunglasses - Summer dress, c/o Next
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Let's talk about scents, baby! I find the power of scent so amazing; how different fragrances can be so evocative and nostalgic, triggering memories of specific times, people, places and emotions. The Body Shop's sweet vanilla body mist reminds me of my secondary school years, Guerlain's Samsara feels like a hug from my mum, and more recently, Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir - my now signature scent - brings back distinctive memories of dating, and then falling in love, with Rob. 
Years ago I remember reading an article recommending wearing a new fragrance for a special occasion or holiday, so in the future your memories and feelings will forever be tied to that scent. Our recent Florida trip was the perfect opportunity for me try this - as mine and Rob's first holiday abroad together and being the sentimental person that I am, the thought of a scent that would transport us back sounded quite romantic - soppy, I know! Having only Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir (and occasionally borrowing my mum's Lime, Basil and Mandarin cologne), I knew I wanted to expand my collection, so after a couple of visits to store to sample their fragrances, I opted for Mimosa & Cardamom. Rich, spicy and sweet, with hints of vanilla (thanks to the base note of tonka bean) and powdery mimosa, this scent is so 'me'. Perfumes are such a personal thing, you just know when you're wearing one that fits right, just like a good pair of jeans.  
While Florida is still fresh in my mind, I gave myself a little spritz of this fragrance yesterday and the memories all came flooding back. Hot, sunny evenings, warm hugs from Rob, splashing in pools, cool breeze and sand between my toes. This really is my holiday in a bottle! Love Jazz x

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