Jo malone mimosa and cardamom
It’s not very often that I post a review of a singular product, and it’s even more uncommon that that review will be about a perfume. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love perfume, it’s the quickest way to give yourself a little lift, freshen up and sometimes it just completely changes your mood… and yet, I’m always a little bit reluctant in case you find it, I don’t know, a little… boring. 
This time however, I have been manically planning a way to try and squeeze this review into my content schedule – Yep, I am that anal blogger that needs to schedule content ideas just to feel like they have their shit life together – and I am so excited to share it with you because it has easily, within just a few weeks, become one of my all time favourite scents. Perfect for any time of year (but especially Autumn in my opinion) and one that really is quite unique, today’s post is all about my love affair with Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom*.
Jo malone mimosa and cardamom
Jo malone mimosa and cardamom
Jo malone mimosa and cardamom
Jo malone mimosa and cardamom
Because I am absolutely awful at describing scents, I’ll start by telling you what Jo – we’re on first name terms, obvs – has to say about it.
And then I’ll jump in with my descriptive skills to rival a 4 year old’s and give you my 2 pence worth.
A new Bohemia awaits. 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: Cardamom
This cool spice has hints of lemon and adds effervescent contrast to the warm floral heart.

Heart Note: Mimosa
Powdery mimosa adds a honeyed and warm floral character illuminating the heart of the fragrance.

Base Note: Tonka bean
Tonka bean is wonderfully warm with accents of almond, vanilla and aromatic tobacco, adding tangible richness to the fragrance.”

So there’s all the technical jargon, and here’s what I think… it’s bloody lovely.
Just kidding.
I mean, I’m not, but I do actually have more to say than that. When I met with one of the lovely PR’s from Jo Malone she described this to me as a floriental – floral and oriental – fragrance and I would say it is exactly that. When you first smell it on the skin, you’re immediately met with the more floral notes which creates such a natural, non-offensive, feminie scent. After a few seconds however, the spiciness of the cardamom comes through which I absolutely adore. It really just amps up the sexiness of the fragrance and the combination of both feminine florals and spicy sexiness really makes it so perfect for every occasion.
Whether that occasion be to something fashionable and chic, like fashion week…
Jo malone mimosa and cardamom
Jo malone mimosa and cardamom
A date in the countryside…
Jo malone mimosa and cardamom
Jo malone mimosa and cardamom

Or for a nice relaxed, lounge day at home…

Jo malone mimosa and cardamom
Jo malone mimosa and cardamom
… it really is perfect for any – and every – occasion.
As with all Jo Malone fragrances – I reviewed Wood sage and sea salt here – they last for so long on the skin which I love because there’s nothing worse than it wearing off after a couple of hours (ain’t nobody got time for that…) and just generally feel so luxurious. Jo Malone, for me, are one of those brands that just make you feel good, and whilst they are definitely not the cheapest brand in the world, they are one of very few that I think are totally worth splashing out on.
Next on my lust list? The peony and blush suede candle [insert praying – which is really meant to be a high five but praying FTW – emoji here]
I would love to know if you’ve tried the Mimosa and Cardamom fragrance? What is your favourite Jo Malone perfume? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!


  1. The packaging looks great

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. May Cho says:

    I think you've done a pretty spectacular job considering you liken your writing skills to that of a four-year-old's, Elle. Hahaha! I'm like my floral scents muted and minimal and I was slightly unsure about this when you mentioned its floral scent, but top it up with spiciness that oozes sexiness and you've got me sold! This sounds absolutely lovely!

    May | THE MAYDEN

  3. I have always wanted to try a Jo Malone perfume (think I may have said this before) because they just sound so amazing! I think perfume is the one thing I don't mind paying extra for (always buy Marc Jacobs…) because it can make you feel so luxurious!
    I also love how you've photographed the leaves, very creative πŸ™‚ xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

    • Totally agree with you Sam, it's one of the few things that I'd definitely splash out on because it's so luxurious. Ah thank you lovely, so pleased you liked them!


  4. Rosy Flynn says:

    God I bloody love Jo Malone, I smelled this in town the other day and it took an insane amount of self control to walk out without it!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  5. I love anything Jo Malone! I'm definitely sold after reading this, lovely post as always πŸ™‚

    X Emma |

  6. Meg Siobhan says:

    It sounds so lovely! (I may have got a bit peckish, as I initially read Mimosa as samosa…) And that packing is so simple but stunning.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  7. Joey London says:

    possible christmas pressie?

  8. CB says:

    I LOVE Jo Malone!! Although I'm too cheap to buy it myself (unless I am in an airport and felling rich) so it always ends up on my birthday Christmas list! I'm a massive fun of the Lime, Basil and Mandarin (everyone loves a classic right?!) for me and the Pinot Noir for candles (I even have the CUTEST travel candle – that I've never actually traveled with). I have to say though, I'm not so much a fan of the perfumes BUT I adore the body moisturiser, i swear the scent lasts even longer than the perfums and leave you with silky soft skin. Win win!

    ps – crying at the first country side picture *cant look emoji*

    CB x

  9. Robyn Taylor says:

    Love the look of this, I'm such a fan of basically all fragrances that are floral – and 'floriental' is officially the best word ever. I always stick to Marc Jacobs but it's becoming so 'samey'.

    Robyn xo

  10. Rubi Ani says:

    I love cardamon, the smell and the taste.
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den |

  11. Beautylymin says:

    I need to smell this!! xx


  12. ella grace says:

    I love Jo Malone perfumes as each scent always impress me. I have been eyeing for this new scent for awhile now. Xx

    every LiTTLE thing07

  13. I haven't tried anything jo malone before mainly because of the price comittment in case I don't like it but I do think my birthday is a good excuse to splash out xxx

  14. I still need to try Jo Malone fragrances, I'll definitely keep this one in mind x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  15. Eeeeek I really really want to try this! It just sounds gorgeous, but Jo Malone can get pretty pricey! Gorgeous photos, Elle x

    Martha Jane |

  16. great as usual πŸ™‚ have a nice week πŸ™‚

  17. Nina Kobi says:

    I haven't tried this perfume but you described it so nicely I would love to give it a try. The pictures are so beautiful.

  18. Ahhh this scent sounds heavenly and you've described it so well! Jo Malone always have such great scents, I really need to try this one! Loving the photos too! πŸ™‚

    Heather Xx

  19. Lauren S says:

    I adore spicy scents, and I'm yet to make a Jo Malone purchase but this is up there with ones to sprtiz! Love all the shots of you using it too Elle

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  20. I find Jo Malone's scents very wearable and I like the fact that some of them are androgynous too – makes them so modern

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  21. I find Jo Malone's scents very wearable and I like the fact that some of them are androgynous too – makes them so modern

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  22. It sounds(smells) amazing! Love your pics Ellie <3

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  23. Katie Leask says:

    Every single thing about this post is SO YES. The pictures are beautiful, YOU are beautiful. This post is making me happy!

    Totally agree about this scent too, absolutely LOVE the smell of this perfume. Their so modern and chic. (Get me, eh).


  24. I actually just bought this exact fragrance the other day. I'm a huge fan of Jo Malone scents. The Lime Blossom is also my favourite. <3
    Style Moments

  25. I love perfume too but I feel the same and worry people find reviews of them boring. Personally I found this really helpful πŸ™‚ I had a sniff of it but couldn't quite place it so it was good to see all the notes laid out! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

  26. I was sold on the name alone but now that I've read this review (NOT boring btw) it sounds amazing, I'm going to have to find it!

  27. Mimoda and cardamom sounds so lovely. I love wood sage and sea salt and I will definitely give this one a sniff, I am sure it is great! I love how classy it looks x

  28. Rachel Marie says:

    This sounds like such a lovely, yet unique fragrance! I definitely need to go in store and have a sniff!
    Rachel Coco

  29. Sarah says:

    That sounds like a truly lovely perfume! Also, the packaging is so pretty. It just looks like a great perfume!

  30. I have heard soooo many amazing things about this scent & actually have also watched a YT video and so many bloggers/YT'ers rave about it. Thanks for this amazing & detailed review, girlie.
    Just discovered your blog, will defo be following πŸ™‚
    xox Nadia

  31. Liz Lizo says:

    That perfume looks like it smells delicious!

    – Liz Lizo

  32. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like a marvelous perfume! Gorgeous pictures! I love perfume but it doesn't always love me back.

  33. This perfume sounds amazing! I am in love with your bird top too! So cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  34. Great post! This perfume sounds so good!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  35. Laura C says:

    I love your photography in this post!! I made a beeline for the Jo Malone stand when I went to Selfridges and Pear & Freesia is now on my *will buy even if I can't really afford it* list!!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

  36. I absolutely love the images in this post

  37. I am convinced! I love the pictures!
    Bangs Bang | Bloglovin

  38. Woooohh just when my perfume just finished.
    I think i need to check Jo Malone. πŸ™‚
    Great review babe
    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  39. Beautiful photos! It sounds amazing! πŸ™‚ xx

  40. LBG says:

    This sounds fantastic! I will have to check it out! Stunning photos

  41. Alina Bostan says:

    Love Jo Malone scents, they just have that luxurious feel to them & make for an extra special gift (for myself or anyone else haha). Need to pop in store to have a sniff of this new scent very soon. Love your photos hun x

    Beauty with charm

  42. crafty-zone says:

    Totally agree with you that decription of this scent is bloody lovely, it has to smell beautifully πŸ˜‰ What's more, great to hear that it's perfect for any season, it's very important πŸ˜‰

  43. Liz Tarran says:

    I always wish there was a way you could smell things through posts because the way you describe it just makes me want to smell it

    Love all the leaves in this post as well, I wish Australia was coming into fall! x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

  44. The packaging conveys how awesome the scent would be. The base notes sound interesting and the pictures are stunning.

    Chaste & Beautiful

  45. Perfume and leaves. sighhhhh. just about my favorite two things in the entire world. well, one would need to stick a book in there as well. somewhere, i dont know where, but somewhere.
    beautiful pictures by the way! what camera do you use, if you dont mind my asking?

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