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    Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone

    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir EDC

    Notes: raspberry, plum, pink pepper, pomegranate, patchouli, frankincense, spicy woods (from

    I have smelled pomegranates before--fruit, seed, juice and also oil pressed from the seeds. None of what I have smelled from real pomegranate smells like Pomegranate Noir. What I do smell is a very heavy spicy accord of cinnamon, clove, cardamom and cedar wood. If there is any fruit here, it is completely overwhelmed. The fragrance is not really dark as in "noir", but it is rather heavy compared to many other Jo Malone fragrances, and it is a bit sickening due to its poorly judged proportion of spice. In other words, PN lacks complexity, deftness and balance. Despite the heavy spice accord and woody notes, there is no real substance to speak of. If hamster cages were lined with cinnamon along with the typical cedar shavings, this is what it would smell like. It is a scrubber.

    17th October, 2009

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