Monday, 29 December 2014

Jo Malone Christmas Cracker

I am totally new to Jo Malone, of course I know all about the brand and have been green with envy at some of the products people have bought or been given, some sound truly amazing and others I simply need in my life, but haven't quite got round to sorting it out.  Then the lovely Louise from LouLovesBeauty held a giveaway just before Christmas to win a Jo Malone Christmas Cracker, which I had looked at many times whilst in John Lewis, but I've never actually bought anything, so I am mighty glad to have won the giveaway!
The cracker itself is as you would expect it to be. Designed in the well known Jo Malone packaging with the cream background with black letters, it is hard not to like it just for that purpose.  Tied at either end with a red ribbon, it looks exactly like a cracker you would put on the dinner table to pull on Christmas Day (multiple versions of this would be amazing!).

Jo Malone Christmas Cracker

Jo Malone Logo

Inside the candle it is filled with three gifts which comprise of. a mini 9ml perfume (Lime, Basil and Mandarin), 15ml body lotion (Nectarine Blossom and Honey), and 15ml body wash (Blackberry and Bay) which is a perfect introduction to just some of the products you can purchase from Jo Malone.  

Jo Malone Christmas Cracker Contents
As each product is a mini, you don't get much use out of the body lotion, there certainly isn't enough to cover your body once, but there is enough to moisturise both arms and hands which really lets you see how amazing the scent is, it is one I could easily get used to using.  

Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body Cream


The shower gel again seems exactly as the name suggests it too and possibly not a scent I would personally purchase, but it is nice enough and is incredibly moisturising, the perfect size for a weekend away with a bit of luxury.

Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Body and Hand Wash


Finally the perfume, now for me 9ml is a brilliant introduction in the world of Jo Malone perfumes and there are a few I have my eye on, the main object of my obsession being Peony and Blush Suede which I personally think is the best scent.  That said Lime, Basil and Mandarin is both fragrant and refreshing, the combination of the citrusy limes and mandarins with the aromatic herby basil is one great scent and it lasts for hours and hours on the skin, for me becoming more stunning as it settles and fades slightly.

Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin Cologne


I am really pleased with this cracker and am so glad that I was lucky enough to win it, the downside for the Hubs is that I now desperately want to try a candle and get my mitts on another perfume! Well Valentines Day isn't that far away!
Are you a Jo Malone fan? do you have a favourite scent/product? Is there anything you really rate and recommend?






25 comments:

  1. now that's what i call a cracker!! would love to be able to try the jo malone range :) http://sarahandc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Oh I would defo love to have got one of these. I love Jo Malone.

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  3. What a pretty little gift, love Jo Malone- just wish I could afford it more often!

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  4. I love Jo Malone though have to rely on being given it as a present as it's rather pricey! I think Blackberry and Bay is gorgeous - love it and the rose one. Lucky you to win this!!

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  5. What a lovely cracker and a great little gift!
    Lucky to have won!
    Merry Christmas,
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

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  6. I was lucky enough to get the Wild Bluebell cologne for Christmas and it's love! I want to smell that Peony scent! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  7. They look so elegant - well done on winning the giveaway! :)

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  8. I have never tried Jo Malone products, they look great though x

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  9. This cracker looks amazing - I love Jo Malone.

    xx

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  10. such a lovely gift, there is so much more inside than I thought!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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  11. Wow, what a lovely thing. I adore Jo Malone!

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  12. That is definitely a cracker I would like to have on my table! It looks brilliant!

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  13. What a lovely gift.
    I would be more than happy with that

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  14. I love Jo Malone! Hubby bought me two items which you can see in my post tomorrow x

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  15. I have never bought anything from them yet but I so want to give them ago.

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  16. Jo Malone is such a gorgeous brand! When I saw the cracker in Selfridges it was so difficult not to pass it by, but I was good as I was shopping for friends and family at the time haha. I love that you got three different scent and different products to try! I have the Blackberry & Bay cream and it is glorious!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  17. I've always wanted to try Jo Malone!

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  18. i love jo malone - the sage and sea salt is my ultimate autumn scent!

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  19. I have never tried anything from Jo Malone my favorite scent is from Victoria Secret and it's called Love Spell (:

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  20. I love Jo Malone! You need to get your hands on some more perfumes, you'll love them! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  21. I don't own any Jo Malone, although I plan to change that this year! This cracker is such a great idea too, it's so cute as well ;) x

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  22. This is super cute, what a lovely bit of Christmas luxury! The perfume sounds beautiful :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. This sounds fab! Its a brand I wanna try 2015 :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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