Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne

Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne review
Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne review
Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne review


This is the second Jo Malone fragrance I own and it’s the one I’ve been wearing the most these days. When all the bloggers had received this a year or two ago for review, I was reading all of their reviews and was absolutely convinced on getting my hands on it. Easily persuaded aren’t I? This is the description from the Jo Malone site:

Mists of honeyed, golden mimosa float above the spiciness of freshly crushed cardamom. Creamy tonka and smooth sandalwood woven under powdery heliotrope and Damask rose picked at dawn. Warm, ethereal, mesmerising.

Top note:

Heart note:

Base note:
Tonka Bean

That lush doesn’t it? I don’t own a perfume that contains any of these ingredients so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was in store, had sprayed this and wasn’t disappointed one bit. I was also indecisive on whether to get this or the English Pear and Freesia, so the lovely store assistant advised me to spray both on each wrist, let my body chemicals do it’s thing then decide. That’s what I did and popped back after I had eaten dinner. Had kept sniffing my wrist and asking the bestie to sniff it too. We both agreed that Mimosa and Cardamom was nicer.

Upon the initial spray, the perfume opens up with a cardamom powdery, spice kick, then the mimosa comes through. The spice isn’t strong which I prefer. Once it settles, it warms up thanks to the tonka bean base, lifting the mimosa note to become fresher, more floral, creamier and sweeter due to the honey, yet not to the point it’s sickly sweet and overpowering. A subtle sweet I would say. The cardamom spice becomes a lot softer and gives floral scents a twist.

It’s such a comforting smell where it feels like you’re wrapped in a warm blanket for that lazy weekend. This fragrance lasts a whole working day for me. The silage does decrease over time but I’m still able to smell it on the move. If you like a warm, floral scent with a hint of spice without it being overly sweet, you must try this. I’m definitely going to be wearing this well into spring and summer, mainly as a day time scent as I prefer something more sensual for the evening. Once I run out, I’m getting the 100ml bottle.

Have you tried this scent from Jo Malone?


  1. Hannah Latoya Bond
    10th March 2017 / 10:07 pm

    This looks like a great product. Never tried it myself x

  2. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    11th March 2017 / 1:41 am

    Jo Malone is so wonderful and this one really sounds like one I would love.

  3. Rhian Westbury
    11th March 2017 / 4:38 am

    I haven't tried this scent before and to be honest I only got my first Jo malone scent last year, but this does sound lovely x

  4. 11th March 2017 / 8:12 am

    Nice one. I love it! Perfect as a gift too! I guess I'll buy one for me too. haha

  5. beautyqueenuk
    11th March 2017 / 9:24 am

    This does sound just absolutely wonderful and I can imagine once the notes have died down it is incredible x

  6. Baby Isabella
    11th March 2017 / 12:53 pm

    My mummy would love to treat herself to some Jo Malone fragrance this mothers day. Fingers crossed the hubby sees this 😉 Sounds like a wonderful smell x

  7. Madeeha Saeed
    11th March 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Jo Malone is next on my list. Love their fragrances.

  8. Claire St Hillaire
    11th March 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I've never heard of Jo Malone but I am intrigued to try this.

  9. Sarah
    11th March 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Gorgeous photos, and beautiful packaging! I've heard great things about Jo Malone x

  10. Carpe Diem Emmie
    11th March 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Jo Malone is such a good brand, so expensive though! I wish I could afford more of the products, ahh!


  11. Melanie Williams
    11th March 2017 / 11:09 pm

    This looks amazing. Love jm products, so lush mel x

  12. Stressed Mum
    12th March 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I love the packaging of this, I have heard a few good things about Jo Malone, but never tried it myself x

  13. Francesca Nelson
    12th March 2017 / 8:13 pm

    This scent sounds so lush!! I love jo malone it looks so classy and elegant and the smells you describe here sound like they mesh together so well!!

  14. Melanies Fab Finds
    12th March 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I love the bottles sleek design. This must smell amazing I don't have any Jo Malone fragrances yet but this ones sounds like one I must try.

  15. Stephanie Merry
    12th March 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I've not tried this scent from Jo Malone before but it sounds beautiful x

  16. Rachel Simpson
    13th March 2017 / 12:31 am

    Oooh this sounds amazing, I've not tries this one before – Might have to go check it out in store! xo

  17. Vivian Yuen
    13th March 2017 / 4:34 am

    One day I'll get my hands on a Jo Malone scent 😉

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  18. Chloe Griffiths
    13th March 2017 / 9:23 am

    jo malone packaging is always so beautiful I may have to go to selfridges to smell this one xo

  19. 13th March 2017 / 11:58 am

    I really like the Jo Loves collection that Jo Malone makes herself, but this sounds lovely.

  20. Hayley Warren
    13th March 2017 / 12:13 pm

    I have this cologne and I love it! Jo Malone have some amazing scents.

  21. Serenity You
    13th March 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Never tried Jo Malone perfume before, but unsure if I would like this as i'm not a fan of cardamom

  22. Tanya Brannan
    13th March 2017 / 5:45 pm

    I love Jo Malone products but have not had a chance to try this one out. I love cardamom in cooking so I can imagine this smells divine!!!

  23. Annie B
    15th March 2017 / 7:00 am

    It's just so expensive! That is the only downfall and the reason I can't buy more of their products!

  24. Penelope's Pantry
    15th March 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I love Jo Malone and this fragrance sounds lovely – I love cardamom as a frangrant addition to baking, so imagine it would be perfect in perfume.

  25. Angela Bethea
    2nd May 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Yes I've been hearing a lot of positive feedback and reviews for this too. Jo Malone sounds absolutely lovely! I would love to get one too.

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