I’ve been wanting to purchase Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne for roughly two years. Yep, that’s right. Two YEARS. I heard about it in January 2014 from FluerdeForce on YouTube and read the scent description and just knew it would be perfect. I didn’t purchase because I hadn’t actually smelled it in person or tested the chemistry on my skin. Note: if you are considering a luxury fragrance MAKE SURE you spray it on yourself and see how the perfume reacts to your skin. Just because something smells lovely on your sister/friend does not mean it will on you! My friend made that mistake many many years ago when she loved how Burberry Brit smelled on me, bought a huge bottle of it, then hated it.
Anyways, I digress. Fast forward to August 2015 and I finally get the chance to try on the fragrance. And it was everything and more of what I’d hoped for. The scent reacted with my skin to where it actually smelled better over time. BUT, I didn’t purchase, because at that time I was there for a handbag and that was already a large purchase for me.
So now, here we are in January 2016. I have just graduated from college. I’d received a few graduation gifts but chose to put those monetary gifts towards smarter things like diapers and oh so lovely student loans. I received a letter in the mail from my aunt, and it also had a check in it for $50. In her letter, she specifically said ” I know you, now use this for something you WANT FOR YOURSELF. Make it a treat, you’ve earned it.”
Well, seeing as this fragrance has been on my wish list for over a year now, I decided it was time. So I finally, FINALLY ordered the 30ml bottle of Wood Sage and Sea Salt. If I go through this bottle and decide I completely love it, I will get the 100ml bottle, but I couldn’t justify a purchase over $100 for a fragrance right now.
At first I was going to order from Nordstrom, but decided to order off the Jo Malone website. I’m so glad I did! Like Nordstrom they offer free shipping, but Jo Malone also does free gift wrapping. And yes, I definitely did get mine gift wrapped with the gift message “Happy Graduation!” because I was that excited. I love using nice boxes for storage/cabinet organization though so it will get used too. Another thing that worked out was that I decided to Google “Jo Malone coupon codes.” This resulted in me getting a FREE 9ml sample of Peony and Blush Suede!! This is almost 1/3 of a bottle for free!!! Also, when you order from the Jo Malone website you get 2 free samples. I ordered Lime Basil and Mandarin perfume (a 1.5ml spray bottle, PERFECT for a purse/car) and Peony and Blush Suede Shower Oil.
I actually cant believe I’ve talked this much about a perfume I don’t even have with me yet, but guys…I’m so excited. This is the first thing I’ve treated myself to in a long time.