As one of the most fussy people out there when it comes too all things body cream, I wasn’t sure how well I would get on with Jo Malone’s moisturiser offering.
I mean of course I knew I’d like the scents – this is Jo Malone we’re talking about – but as somebody who can feel nigh on claustrophobic when enveloped in anything too sumptuously buttery, I did worry that I’d be a Jo Malone traitor when it came to the body crèmes.
Yet here I am, soft and smelling amazing, hoping you’ll stumble into my bathroom to see my gorgeously heavy jar of Tuberose Angelica sitting on the shelf.
For the first time in ages, I’m proud of not only how soft my arms are but by how bloomin amazing they smell. Please, SMELL MY ARMS.
The Jo Malone body crème collection itself isn’t new, but the ‘Cologne Intense’ range only launched in July of this year. Like with the Cologne Intense perfumes, these body crèmes are slightly more expensive than the general range and are packaged in that same darkened glass that just looks so damn good on the bathroom shelf.
The formulation has changed too, with mineral-rich samphire extract purporting to help channel moisture directly to where it’s most needed, and the range features Oud & Bergamot, Velvet Rose & Oud, Dark Amber & Ginger Lily and the scent I have – Tuberose Angelica.
Described as “the queen of white florals”, Tuberose Angelica is definitely a scent that makes me feel calm, elegant and wonderfully expensive. Can you feel expensive? I think you can when you wear this. The base note of amberwood brings a sumptuousness which only adds to that wonderfully refined feeling.
On me, the scent really lasts from this body crème. I sometimes think at first that it’s too much for day and that it should be saved for very special occasions, then I remember that life’s too short to “save things for best” and so I slather it on and go about my business feeling like a daytime high roller.
You actually don’t need to “slather” it on though, a little goes a really long way as it’s such a luxurious cream. I don’t know how they’ve managed to come up with a formula that can feel quite so indulgently thick and creamy and is yet still easily absorbed, but I’m pleased they have. I feel like my pot will last a really long time.
I really like the idea of the body crèmes as gifts, especially with Christmas not too far away (I do know it’s August, but with all the Christmas press days and constant gift guide press releases flooding my inbox, my head seems to think it’s December!) and I’ll definitely be asking for the slightly cheaper Wood Sage & Sea Salt version from ST I reckon.
Plus there’s something really nice about giving a body crème instead of a candle – you inevitably have to share candles whereas a body crème is just for you. (I shan’t name-check the family member who left a brand new Jo Malone candle burning all night in a bathroom, but he has not been forgiven for it).
The tweet-length verdict? My skin feels supple, the scent really lasts, the jar itself is gorgeous and a little goes a long way.
I’d definitely suggest you investigate these body crèmes if you’re a Jo Malone fan.
Disclosure: I was sent a press sample of this product but, as ever, all words and enthusiasm are my own. You can read my full disclosure on how I work with brands and how I choose what to feature here.