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Cologne Intense Collection : Orris & Sandalwood (2016)
by Jo Malone London

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Cologne Intense Collection : Orris & Sandalwood information

Year of Launch2016
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 19 votes)

People and companies

HouseJo Malone London
PerfumerPierre Negrin
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Cologne Intense Collection : Orris & Sandalwood

The scent was inspired by the iris root of Tuscany.

Cologne Intense Collection : Orris & Sandalwood fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Cologne Intense Collection : Orris & Sandalwood

Elegant oriental-woody-floral fragrance from Jo Malone's "Cologne Intense Collection."

Fragrance notes: violet, galbanum, geranium, orris, cyperus esculentus (Cypriol), labdanum, amber, sandalwood, musk

Orris and violet really stand out in this scent, together creating a sweet powdery quality to Orris & Sandalwood. Cypriol is an amazing addition, mimicking traits of vetiver, cedar, and patchouli. There is a definite "lipstick"-like nature to the overall scent. THAT may turn some guys off; I was able to overlook it and focus in on the the wonderful smokiness, slight sweetness, and creamy sandalwood.

Exotic, well-crafted and worth a sample!
06th October, 2018
Kotori Show all reviews
United States
Mmmm... I've been wanting to sniff this. It's a deep lipsticky orris and a smooth sandal undergirded with some cedar. So lovely! All the boys in my family sniffed it and sighed contentedly.

As it dries down, I get a faint breath of vetiver from it in passing, but when I bury my nose in it, it escapes me. Like most Jo Malones, this is not a big, hearty projector. It's the olfactory equivalent of woolen mittens, I think.

This could easily become a new cool weather favorite!
26th August, 2017
The woods base used in this is popular at the moment, but it doesn't hold up well to multiple wearings, in my experience. It doesn't smell any better at a distance than it does close up while wearing it, and I'm assuming it's a fad that will inevitably fade; the kind of thing that's fun for a while, like a catchy pop song.

The way the woods base is used here is nice, with a powdery iris (orris root), but the woods base is the dominant smell to my nose.
10th July, 2017
I guess I had fairly low expectations for this, but I've enjoyed it more than I anticipated. The orris (iris root) is the star at first, soon joined by well tempered sandalwood, the Australian kind that sort of smells like coconut water. They form a perfect pair, amplifying each other's strengths while negating the other's weaknesses.

There are other details as well, the most prominent of which is a nice ionone violet note which gives subtle brightness and loft while also contributing a quiet suede warmth. After a while, there are quiet puffs of pepper and smoke, and just a hint of vanilla. Hours in, a smoky, woody musk takes over, which is quite pleasant and better than expected.

In all, this is a really well designed perfume that smells much more expensive than it is, and was clearly put together with care by a good nose. Definitely worth a try.
16th July, 2016

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