Jo Malone London has a new fragrance offering for it’s Cologne Intense selection – this one is Saffron and since Saffron is quite close to my heart since it’s closely associated with the town where I grew up I felt like I knew I was going to like it purely down to my automatic love of all things Safrron…
I wasn’t wrong, I do like it! Which considering it’s a little bit on the masculine side is somewhat surprising – but I actually seem to be fairly drawn to more masculine scents – generally veering away from the more floral ones.
But back to Saffron – despite it being the spice of my hometown (that sounds a bit odd) I actually couldn’t tell you what the scent of Saffron was like, but I could tell you that it is more valuable than gold (when compared on a weight basis – a lb of Saffron would be more expensive than an lb of gold) but scent wise Saffron Cologne Intense is somewhat smokey and masculine in a way – there’s a somewhat peppery side to it (pink pepper according to the description online) but somewhat toned down. It’s intense, as the name suggests and has a very spicy feel to it.
It’s definitely not a fragrance for everyone – many will not love the intense scent but I wear a single spray (rather than the usual two or three) and it delivers something very unique. If you like strong, statement fragrances – definitely suggest you give this a sniff. Or if you just have a bit of a ‘thing’ for Saffron!
Available from Jo Malone London (£100)