Perfume Review: Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense

Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense
Launched in 2014

For my readers who follow on a regular basis, you know that white florals are my weakness. I fall for them every time and if there is musk in there somewhere then I fall real hard. Well, Tuberose Angelica (on my skin) is a small, musky petting zoo and I’ve fallen. I was expecting shades of Madonna’s Truth or Dare or Givenchy Amarige and although it starts out like Truth or Dare, Tuberose Angelica offers more fragrant layers.

Sometimes tuberose comes out screaming.  At first sniff, yes, Tuberose Angelica is intense but the fragrance doesn’t blow up at you. It’s pleasant, creamy and a very pale green. I think the angelica has a hold on the tuberose. After about 30 minutes, Tuberose Angelica becomes a skin scent. I have to practically put my nose on my arm to experience the scent and when I do, I am charmed. I smell plain old skank below the white floral and I couldn’t be more delighted. This animalic is not of the cat genre (thank goodness).

The Low Down

Jo Malone offers colognes. Colognes are not long lasting and are not built to waft for 8 to 10 hours. Colognes are relatively short-lived and Tuberose Angelica is just that. It is intense and projects well for about 3o minutes then quiets to a skin scent and dissipates in about 3 to 4 hours. My skin eats fragrance, though.

If you love Tuberose, but don’t want it Amarige or Fracas style, then Tuberose Angelica is a very good choice. I think this is a good work scent and the intense part will be with you on the commute to work and by the time you get there – Voila, you smell great!

Perfumer: Marie Salamagne
Top Notes: Angelica
Heart Notes: Tuberose
Base Notes: Amber, Woodsy Notes

Projection: 30 minutes, then to skin scent
Sillage: Soft
Perfume Rating: ♥♥♥ Gimme Some Sugar
Southern Perfume Type: The Carolina Jasmine

Do you own Tuberose Angelica? Does it smell animalic scent to you? Are you a fan? What do you think? We love to hear your opinions. Comment below.


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