I had been willing to try out a Jo Malone fragrance for a very long time. For me, the choice was pretty obvious. I had to pick up an oud fragrance. Jo Malone offers two oud variants:
1. Oud and Bergamot, and
2. Velvet Rose and Oud.
I went ahead with Velvet Rose and Oud since it is one of the most popular fragrances by Jo Malone. Read on to know more about it.
Darkest Damask rose. Rich and textural, wrapped with smoky oud wood. Spiked with clove, decadent with praline. Magnetic.
My Experience with Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud Cologne Intense:
Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud Cologne Intense comes in a 100 ml black glass bottle with a silver cap on top. The name of the brand and perfume are printed on the bottle.
Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud Cologne Intense is a unique scent. When you first apply it on the skin, it offers a very sweet floral scent. But, with time, the fragrance changes the floral sweetness and turns to a synthetic oud note. Oud in this fragrance is very safe and toned down. When the fragrance fully dries down, it smells sweet, rosy and a little woody. This Velvet Rose and Oud cologne belongs to Jo Malone’s ‘cologne intense’ range.
The fragrance is sweet and dark at the same time, which makes it very unique. It is marketed as a unisex fragrance. But, in my opinion, it’s more on the feminine side and not in your face or overpowering. This might be one reason for its popularity. Velvet Rose and Oud is more of a winter scent and it’s more appropriate for daytime use. I don’t think there is enough to stand out in evening time.
This fragrance is perfect for someone who wants to try oud and wants to be on the safer side. The lasting is not quite impressive. I have better fragrances in the same price range which last better on me. This one lasts 6 to 7 hours on me.
Pros of Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud Cologne Intense:
• Unique scent
• Oud in this fragrance is very toned down
• Classy bottle
Cons of Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud Cologne Intense:
• Lasting is just fine
IMBB Rating: 4.3/5
Would I Recommend Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud Cologne Intense?
Yes if you want to try an oud fragrance but don’t want an overpowering scent. No doubt, it is a nice fragrance but I am not quite impressed with the lasting power.
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