By Tara Adamson

Deputy Editor

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Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, £39

One of the latest offerings from Jo Malone is this gorgeous Peony & Blush Suede Cologne. Released earlier on this year, it is “The essence of charm. Peonies in voluptuous bloom, exquisitely fragile. Flirtatious with the juicy bite of red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose and gillyflower. Mingling with the sensuality of soft, blush suede. Luxurious and seductive.”

It hasTop notes of fruity red apple; a crisp note that captures the mouthwatering juiciness of apple, opening the fragrance with an innocent, fruity twist. Heart notes of floral peony, an exquisite floral with delicate rose and honey accents and a subtle, green freshness; fills the fragrance with the scent of peonies as they unfold. Base notes of suede; a supple textural note, complementing the floral opulence of peony and bringing enticing sensuality to the fragrance.

This is a beautifully soft, gentle fragrance; its not too flowery & is very slightly fruity. Peony & Blush Suede is a feminine, young scent, without being too girlie; it is uplifting and delicate with a lovely powdery warmth. It comes in typically gorgeous Jo Malone packaging; an lovely cream and black box, this time tied with a pink suede ribbon which I adore – classic, timeless and truly elegant.

This sophisticated collection now comprises a Body & Hand Wash (£32), a Body Crème (£50) and a Home Candle (£39). The Cologne is £39 for 30ml/£78 for 100ml from


Soap & Glory

Limited Edition Big Christmas Bag – The Yule Monty

The fabulous Soap & Glory launch their ‘Yule Monty’ collectable Christmas bag on Friday 13th December; designed by British fashion designer Jonathan Saunders, it is filled to the brim with nine full size Soap & Glory hero products.

The Yule Monty is stuffed with Soap & Glory’s bestsellers; Hand Food Hand Cream, a bottle of the legendary Sugar Crush Body Wash (my favourite!), a big tub of the Righteous Butter Body Butter, Peaches & Clean the ultimate Deep Purifying Cleanser for all skin types, Heel Genius Foot Cream, Butter Yourself Body Moisturising Lotion, a tube of the top selling The Scrub Of Your Life Body Buffer, the very glamorous Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara, and the famous Sexy Mother Pucker XL Lip Plumper (the best-selling lip volumizer in Britain!) in the perfect universal shade of Pink Out Loud.

Its been reduced from £60 to £27 and is available at this price only while stocks last; so move quickly! From and in Boots stores nationwide.