Tag: cologne review

Book Review. Perfumes: The Guide 2018 by Turin and Sanchez

Surprisingly, during the lockdown I’ve actually finally did some things I’ve wanted to do for ages but never even started. One of them was the fact that I’ve finally finished Perfumes: The Guide 2018 by Turin and Sanchez.

I have been meaning to learn more about perfumery for a long time, and this book was a great  help.

You may say that perfumes are very subjective, and you are correct. But there are still some basic facts and knowledge which can be very helpful.

So in the last several years, I have been attending masterclasses held by the perfumers, reading about the history of the scent and, most importantly,  going to the perfume counters, smelling the actual thing.  And it’s been an incredible journey so far.

While I am not

Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne

The newest Jo Malone cologne Blackberry and Bay was inspired by the childhood memories of blackberry picking, stained lips, sticky palms…

It is described as a burst of deep, tart blackberry juice and sparkling grapefruit, blending with the freshness of just-gathered bay, softened by  with delicate flowers , resting on  a brambly base of vetiver and cedarwood.

I have really enjoyed using this cologne in July and August as it is fresh, sparkling and not very complicated which makes it a perfect choice for warmer weather.  It is quite simple and not overwhelming which is exactly the thing that makes me love Jo Malone fragrances.

I find it appropriate for day and