Most people know the Jo Malone brand for the candles that give off heavenly scents. But my current obsession is the new fragrance line, Cologne Intense. It’s a good choice if you’re looking for a particularly intense fragrance that will linger long after you’ve left the room. The influence of layering incenses and oils is evident in the first whiff of any of the Cologne Intense intoxicating scents. The range comprises five distinct fragrances, Iris & White Musk, Rose Water & Vanilla, Amber & Patchouli, Oud & Bergamot, all inspired by scents of the Middle East, and the newest addition, Dark Amber and Ginger Lily. The latest addition is influenced by “the ancient Japanese ceremony of Kohdo – the appreciation of incense and manipulation of moods through the nature of scents.” Jo Malone fans outside Joburg can also get excited about this range because a new store is opening in Cape Town. Already in Joburg’s Hyde Park and Stuttafords Sandton, the new store will be opening at the V&A Waterfront at the end of September. There will also be a Tasting Bar in store for you to sample the latest lotions, fragrances and body crèmes. You’ll know where to find me this spring!
Naomi Larkin Editor – House and Leisure
Cologne Intense 100ml retails at R1150 jomalone.co.za 011-784-1015