Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede cologne

New this month, Peony and Blush Suede is a great go-to scent for languid evening garden parties…or for spritzing on before a very special date.

It’s hard to describe fragrances without dancing right up to the edge of pretension, but we adore the uncomplicated brightness of the opening note of crisp apple, which segues almost immediately into a deeply intoxicating bed of peony petals and satiny, sexy leather. Really lovely.

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede cologne

Concocted by perfumer perfectionist and multiple award-winning nose Christine Nagel, this scent is pedigreed through and through, right down to its classy, crystal-clear glass receptacle.

We tried this the other day and were surprised by how long its finish was – other Jo Malone scents tend to dissipate like a kiss from a stranger. This, however, lingers like a lusty lover – like one, we’ll keep this winner by our bedside.

Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede cologne, $97 for 30ml and $194 for 100ml, is available at Jo Malone London boutiques and counters at major departmental stores. For more information, visit www.jomalone.com.sg.