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Aug. 28.

Tested Thursday: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne

jomalone-thI am slowly growing a collection of perfumes, having 5 now. Most I would think of as being light, fresh, and well, daytime scents. There is one though, that I would usually consider as a night time perfume. The perfume in question is Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne.


As always we start with the first thing that is seen, the packaging. Let’s be honest. This packaging is simplicity itself. It is a box that any of their small bottles can fit into. But it is not a throwaway box. It actually looks elegant. I am happy to put the bottle back into the box after each use, because while simple, the packaging looks good and feels good and makes me want to see it on my dressing table.

The same can be said for the bottle. Normally I would say that a simple square bottle would look kind of boring and not one that you want to have on display, but by making it part of the Jo Malone signature look, and by keeping things simple and elegant, it becomes something that I want to be able to show off.


But anyway, enough talking about how it looks. Let’s get down to the most important bit, which is how it smells. When I first got a whiff of this perfume the words that came into my head were deep, heady and sensuous. It smells, well, glamourous. I can definitely get the fruitiness of the pomegranate in there, but unlike my daytime fruity perfume (Boss Orange is my go to) the addition of deep woody scents too gives this a richness and a depth that I could get lost in forever. I definitely feel more glamourous when I am wearing it, no matter what else I am wearing.

The Jo Malone website gives quite a similar description of Pomegranate Noir, describing it as:

The sensuality of a daring red dress. Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods. Dark and enigmatic.

I actually did write my description of it before reading theirs, but I am glad that we are in agreement about it. Now, the only thing that I am in need of is enough to fill a bathtub, then I will be a very happy Robyn. Or I will have to get the Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil. Hmmm… Temptations!

What do you think of Pomegranate Noir? What other Jo Malone fragrances do you recommend?

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir is available in Brown Thomas for €50 (30ml) or €102 (100ml)


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