I always like to have a selection of fragrances on hand. I like to have a couple that fit with multiple occasions and multiple moods, does anyone else do the same?
At the minute, all of the fragrances I have tend to have a fresh clean smell. I’ve been on the hunt for something that was a bit more ‘manly’ and a little less ‘clean’.
Gruhme is a British brand that launched in 2013. It was created with the modern day male in mind, designed to be worn all day, every day. At first smell, this fragrance packs a bit of a punch! It’s quite strong, which is due to it have 14% fragrance. If you put on too much, it can be a bit over-whelming. I found that I only needed a couple of sprays, which means this would last a lot longer than any other fragrance I have.
Gruhme has a lovely blend of woody and citrusy smells including amber, bergamot and lemon. It’s definitely a fragrance that has a distinct scent and I genuinely can’t compare it to anything I’ve smelt on the market. It’s masculine and elegant, but also quite fresh and clean.
All in all, Gruhme gets a thumbs up from me! I’d find this is a bit too intense for me to wear to work but I would definitely wear this for a nighttime event! When I’m getting a bit fancy, y’know what I mean? I typically go for light fragrances that don’t really have a punch, but if you’re looking for a fragrance that makes heads turn, this is the one for you!
You can buy Gruhme here.
What’s your favourite type of fragrance?
*Gruhme was sent to me for purpose of review. All opinions are 100% my own.*
Jo Malone are known for mixing unexpected combinations of ingredients to create unique and exciting fragrances.
I always tend to change the fragrance I wear multiple times a year. I’ve recently got my hands on some from Jo Malone and I’m definitely on board with this. They’re a bit on the pricey side, so I originally intended on keeping them for special occasions. However, I’m obsessed! I’m wearing them every day of the week.
The two I have are Wood Sage & Sea Salt and Earl Grey & Cucumber. Both pretty similar to the style of fragrance I tend to go for, but they’re both subtly different that I can wear them whatever my mood. I like fragrances that are fresh, yet have distinctive undertones that set them apart. These two definitely fit the bill!
Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne
“Escape the everyday along the windswept shore.” That’s how Jo Malone describes this fragrance and I totally get that! I feel as though this smell is light and fresh. It smells crisp and almost musky, but with a modern twist. This is probably due to the Sea Salt; it brings it to a lighter place! The Wood Sage is almost eucalyptus-like and makes this fragrance blend uplifting.
This smells different once it’s on my skin: it’s relaxing and slightly botanical!
It’s said that if you stop smelling the fragrance you wear, it’s meant to be ‘the’ scent for you. This happens to me with Wood Sage & Sea Salt. I think I’ve worn this every day since I got it!
Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne
“A British tradition…afternoon tea.” That’s the inspiration behind this smell!
It’s a summery fragrance and gives me that traditional ‘English garden’ feel. Surprisingly, it’s not floral! I almost smell pollen; it’s clean and brings me home! The notes of Earl Grey are combined with Bergamot, which gives it a citrus and zesty scent. It’s got base notes of tobacco that give it a musky scent and make it quite elegant.
So there you go, my thoughts on my two new fragrances! If you go past a Jo Malone counter, definitely pop over and smell them! The 30ml retails for £42.00, but they’re definitely worth the investment.
What I love about Jo Malone is that you can layer your fragrances! When I mix these two together, it’s a completely different sensation. They blend well and I can definitely notice a vanilla undertone.
Until next time,