Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne

Peonies definitely have a scent. Suede is also a smell, I would say. But blush suede? Not sure I could sniff out blush suede in a rainbow suede line up.

I jest, but it was the name that drew me in. Am pretty basic like that. Not very adventurous when it comes to fragrance. Haven’t got much of a nose as I imagine they say in the perfume business. And though I enjoy the idea of discovering my signature scent, devoting several hours to swanning around fragrance departments is never gonna happen.

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede ReviewJo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Review

So I stick to what I know. Powdery florals, that’s my jam. Though I didn’t want to love this one as much as I do. It is, I think, one of their bestsellers, the one they recommend to brides. How pedestrian. In my mind I am cooler than that. I’d like to smell a bit edgy, masculine almost, a sort of sexy, smoky, sweaty scent. The smell of a woman who spends her nights drinking whiskey in dark bars and getting up to ALL SORTS.

Jo Malone Review

I am a woman who spends her nights sleeping and likes to smell of flowers. C’est la vie. If you are a kindred spirit, or need Mother’s Day gift inspo, do check out the Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, from £45. It is really lovely. Top note of apple that dries down to a musky floral. And it lasts longer than any scent I have ever tried. I can smell it in the shower the next morning. While I wash away evidence of imaginary evening escapades.

Til next time,




  1. March 9, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    Really enjoyed reading this. I’m very late to the Jo Malone party but this one sounds good. I’d like to be one of those women who drinks whiskey in dark bars too! I tend to favour sickly sweet scents like Armani Diamons but my signature scent would have to be Coco Mademoiselle.

    Samantha x

    • March 10, 2018 / 7:03 am

      Thanks Sam! Coco Mademoiselle is my most repurchased too, it’s lovely. Have you seen that they’ve launched an intense version? Excited to try that one also. H x

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