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Jo Malone Pear and Freesia

I got my luxe box today. The Jo Malone perfume line is something I've been wanting to try. Mostly positive thoughts from everyone on this brand. The sampler is a nice size with a sturdy spray top. Very nice quality. I did expect this to be more pear with freesia notes. My first thought was "old lady perfume". I usually like "old lady" perfumes. This seems heavy on the "nose right in the core of the flower" freesia with faint baked pear. Is this just the first few sprays or is the general scent of the perfume? Thanks for any input. 

Re: Jo Malone Pear and Freesia

@pocketvenus @alexasteph @tjffc @fatimamummy  I doubt it's the patchouli as it's a favorite of mine. Possibly it's more that I was expecting it to be pear heavy. It's also possible that what I consider "old lady" scent is different than what others do as I have had older (than me) women let me know my perfume was very mature for the age I was wearing it but that it smelled nice. It's good to know the scent stays the same throughout so that I can gift it rather than using half and hoping it will change. I will try another scent by Jo Malone. It does seem like a solidly quality product.

Re: Jo Malone Pear and Freesia

@Margalee When people say old fashioned, I usually imagine a heavy-set chypre. Whereas this one is rather light? Maybe it is the patchouli? Even if it's not old-fashioned, it is undeniably a modest house. 

Re: Jo Malone Pear and Freesia

@Margalee This is one of my favorite scents in my collection. It’s possible the “old lady” you’re getting is from the combo of white florals and musky patchouli, and could be pulling a bit stronger with your body chemistry. 

Re: Jo Malone Pear and Freesia

@Margalee Well, as an "old lady," I actually love this brand.  I've enjoyed Pear and Freesia. My favorite with this brand is Mimosa and Cardamom.    One of the ways this brand encourages is to layer with multiple scents from the brand.  Hope you enjoy.

Re: Jo Malone Pear and Freesia

Hi @Margalee  The scent of perfume stays same throughout the bottle.

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