Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne Rock the Ages

On March the 1st Jo Malone's annual and limited edition heritage collection will go both online and on counters nationwide - Jo Malone Rock the Ages Collection. A line up of five fragrances (four brand new and one core addition) each of which celebrates the distinguished history of Britain and our defining areas. Quintessentially British yet daring and eccentric. Today I will be revisiting a fan favourite and firm fragrance must have of mine, yes I am of course referring to the one and only be Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir.

"The Victorian era, a golden age embracing the English drama expressed by the enigmatic, ruby-rich depth of Pomegranate Noir. Luscious and juicy Pomegranate is layered with heady Casablanca lily and spiked with the cool spice, pink pepper. Sensual Guaiacwood weaves through the scent. Dramatic, intense."

A firm favourite and a best seller - Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne has been chosen to represent the Victorian era. A time when Britain was once considered a super power (due to the trade routes) hence the heavy scent choice. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir is a beautiful blend of bright, juicy fruit notes with a slightly spicy kick. It is easily one of my favourite Jo Malone fragrances of all time. It is classic, slightly sensual and unlike any other scent I own and dare say out there full stop.

What makes it deserving of such title? Simply put it is complex (perhaps it is not so simple after all): dark, heedy, almost masculine that is somewhat mysterious yet smells familiar. It has a fruity base all the while being deep and vampy with tiny hints of spice trickling through. I am tempted to say it reminds me somewhat of refined mulled wine but that doesn't do it much justice. Pomegranate Noir is like a cognac; it warms, comforts, uplifts and leaves you feeling tingly and somewhat sleepy - imagine sitting beside a roaring fire in your glad rags with good company, and a glass of something warming in your hand and you'll have the general idea. One thing that is for sure is that it is unlike any other scent out there and is perfect for the currently disastrous winter weather we are experiencing.

I realise that some will be disappointed that Jo Malone have chosen to re-launch this particular fragrance albeit in new and polished packaging. It is important to keep in mind that not everyone is familiar with this scent and even those who are may want to collect the special, limited edition bottle. The good news is that if you do fall in love with the fragrance at least you can breathe easy safe in the knowledge that you can replenish whenever you choose.

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne as part of the Rock the Ages collection will launch on the 1st of March and cost £42/30ml.

This post contains a press sample.