Tag Archives: Jo Malone

Summer of Suck 2.0 – Part Eleven: What’s in My Bag

You know how US Weekly does a feature called “What’s in Your Bag?” where celebrities show all of the odds and ends floating around their designer bags?

This is something like that except not at all like that. Because the bag in question is the bag I’m taking to the hospital. For starters, it’s a beat-up, well-traveled half-suitcase (it looks like this).

Instead of Nia Long‘s Dior mascara, I will be packing six or seven of my most modest pairs of underpants to deal with never-closed hospital gowns.

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I bought it: Jo Malone body creme

Laden with Christmas dinero and waiting for friends to arrive for lunch, I made the mistake of going into the Jo Malone shop at Grand Central.

The weird part? I don’t wear a lot of fragrance. I’m more likely to complain about the pervasiveness of someone’s cologne or perfume than to wear it myself.

But I do love Jo Malone. I went in thinking I’d just browse the new offerings, but instead I left the store having purchased Blackberry and Bay body creme.

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I love the almost woodsy fragrance and the heavy creme is great for winter skin.

Jo Malone body creme pricey but the contents of this hefty jar will last a long time and unlike liquid cologne, won’t ‘turn’ over time. I’ll be enjoy this new purchase for two years at least based on past purchases of Gardenia, and Nectarine and Honey Blossom.

Also, when you make a purchase, Jo Malone is very generous with samples. I keep the little vials in my travel toiletry bag for use during trips.

Do you have a favorite fragrance?

I love Jo Malone but…

I love Jo Malone fragrance. If I wear perfume (and I don’t do so often), it’s Vintage Gardenia or Nectarine Blossom & Honey.*

But I can’t say I’m going to run to Bloomingdale’s to try the new Wild Bluebell, at least not based on this creepy artwork.

An imaginative scent, drenched in the delicate sweetness of sapphire blooms. And wild, because it's a pretty quirky take, inspired by a wickedly whimsical, contemporary fairytale starring Wild Bluebell herself. With persimmon, lily of the valley and eglantine, its lush transparency is decidedly naughty...but nice.

Would you buy this perfume?

*fyi my birthday is 10/16. Just in case…you know.