Blue Agava and Cacao (2006)
    by Jo Malone




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    The first Jo Malone fragrance since Malone resigned from the Lauder owned company in early 2006.

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    landshark321's avatar

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    Blue Agava & Cacao by Jo Malone is another agreeable, natural-smelling cologne. Strong opening of cacao and vanilla, which dominate the fragrance through its lifespan, with some spicy elements that help balance out the abovementioned sweeter elements, keeping it from being too cloyingly sweet. After reading about the floral notes, I can detect some slightly, but they're certainly not the main story.

    As this is the third Jo Malone fragrance I've sampled/worn (after Wood Sage & Sea Salt, a cologne, and Velvet Rose & Oud, a "cologne intense"), my biggest criticism is not the fragrance itself but the intensity, as it seems to project only a foot, and longevity, which is limited to fewer than six hours after becoming a skin scent post-shower, and limits my interest in purchasing any at its price points.

    Still, an enjoyable component of the line which strikes me as very natural. It simply could stand to be a bit denser.

    7 out of 10

    06th February, 2015

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    For the couple o f hours before it s gone, it is a beauty. It begins with a citrusy cacao blast and as the citrus tails off, the cacao remains for the full performance, joined by what on my wrist smells like a lighter version of the Fahrenhiet leather note. Brief but very enjoyable.

    04th April, 2013

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    Initially the fruity start had a glimpse of lemon that quickly disappeared and gave way to the instant cocoa notes that remained dominant throughout. It never became cloying, possibly for the agave provided it with a certain freshness. In the base vanilla and especially cinnamon were prominent. Although, like other Malone's, designed for layering, it is not such a straightforward scent and shows some depth and development. Adequate silage and projection, and a surprising longevity of four hours. This is a decent fragrance in its own right.

    06th December, 2012

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    Another Jo Malone fragrance that falls short of the mark. Initially you'll get a burst of the candied lime, but after that it's all down hill. It smells like a flat Selzer water with a lime in it. Labeled as unisex, but is very much on the feminine side. Throw in the high price and it's a no brainer.

    09th September, 2012

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    I think a lot of Jo Malone's scents are misunderstood - they are rarely best worn alone, but layered with another, maybe 2 other of the scents. They are all designed to work together, and believe me, try the Blue Agava & Cacao with the Grapefruit, and you will get a completely different, beautiful fragrance.

    Both these scents do not do much alone, but together are fantastic. I get so many compliments when wearing these, even strangers in shops stopping me and asking me what scent I am wearing. The only negative thing I can say about Jo Malone is for an expensive brand, the scents do not have the same staying power as other perfumes in the same price range.

    20th July, 2012

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    A rather unique gourmand, using a dry chocolate musk and candy smells instead of the usually rich vanillas that have come to define the genre.

    To me, Blue Agava & Cocoa smells like two completely different themes mashed together more than a cohesive whole. First, there's the candy-sweet soda elements, mixing that artificial blue raspberry candy smell with creme soda and pink bubble gum and the distinct smell of pineapple Fanta soda. It has a nose-tickling bubbly effervescence that really does smell like candy-sweet soda. Then, somehow coexisting with that, there's a very dry musk that's sort of soapy but that has some real dirtiness to it (early on, before it's quickly buried, there's a very distinct shot of civet). The cocoa is sort of a dusty, perfumey rendering of chocolate, nothing like the smell of a candy bar, and it mixes with a subtle touch of cinnamon (like the old 60's musks used to use).

    Does it work? Sort of. Maybe. It's creative and certainly unique, but I'm afraid that despite what sounds like a really interesting mix of potentially conflicting notes, Blue Agava & Cocoa is actually kind of boring. It's not as sweet and stupid as it could be, but it's not nearly as interesting and "niche" as it could be either. Is it worth a sniff? Maybe. Especially if you're a gourmand fanatic looking for something that doesn't smell like marshmallows or vanilla.

    08th June, 2012

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