Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone London (2005)

  1. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    Notes: raspberry, plum, pomegranate, pink pepper, patchouli, frankincense, spicy woods.
    Those inquiring about Conehead scents for women would do well to check this out.
    I hadn’t thought I would like it. I assumed that it would be very berry/fruity. Although not bottle-worthy for me, I always find it intriguing. The scent has been called "enigmatic" and I agree.
    The fruit notes start as bright, pleasant, natural, juicy, and not at all faux-synthetic. Later, they become subtle, dry and complex. Spices tingle in the background. The patchouli emerges -- at times earthy-brown, at times metallic, at times tangy (all typical traits). The scent settles into a nice incense-wood vibe.
  2. scents or
    scents or
    i tried it because i thought it might have a "tang" to it, but it was too sweet for me
  3. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    I know what you are saying, scents or. For me it is intriguing but I haven't committed to a bottle (and am unlikely to do so). Still, every once in a while I dig out my sample vial and enjoy the experience.
  4. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    This is not a scent which might immediately occur to Coneheads. Yet, it has pink pepper and frankincense, plus spicy woods. It has been a while since I've tried it. What are my current thoughts? I normally don't check out fruit-laden scents (aside from citrus). First of all, this is not a sweet scent. The spices are quite quick to appear, against a backdrop of some fruit notes. Actually, the fruit is a rather minor element. In the dry-down, the spices combine with wood and some incense in a pleasing way.
  5. Surfacing
    Surfacing
    Thank you for posting your thoughts on this seldom talked about fragrance.

    I know someone who is super picky about fragrances and they adore this one. Their favorite fragrance ever. The price is sort of a deal breaker however for many.

    When I first sampled myself, I was apprehensive because reviews at the time made it out that this would be a very strong fragrance. One review even mentioned floor cleaner!
    However what I smelled was a well balanced, classic but contemporary scent with muted sweetness.

    I will have to sample some time again in the future. I did like how the spices combined with the wood in the dry down.
  6. Scent Detective
    Scent Detective
    Sounds like one I'd love to smell...
  7. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    MIght as well cluster the Jo Mal notes. New comments tomorrow.
  8. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    With the frankincense note, Pomegranate Noir should be a Conehead contender. And it is. The fruit note adds an exciting variation to an incense scent. The pomegranate is quite attractive and has a juicy, plump and tart note. Peppery spice and some hints of wood. Smoky incense in the background. Everything is balanced and works well together.
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