My Latest Obsession (number one)

Well that was a long break! I think this new format of weekly or daily themes might encourage me to blog a little more consistently. So to start things off, let me introduce you to My Latest Obsession Sunday. As most people who know me can attest to, once I find a product I like I tend to become obsessed and purchase the entire collection or the same item in every color.

To start things off, I decided to introduce something I’ve been wanting to try for what seems like forever. I’ve been looking for a signature scent for some time and haven’t been able to find one that I’ve wanted to repurchase after I’d finished the first bottle. It feels like I’ve tried pretty much everything. I really wanted something classic and simple and I think I’ve finally found it.

A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I took my grandma shopping so she could update her wardrobe. After a very successful day for grandma, I realized her local mall had a Nordstroms (my local mall has about three stores worth anyone’s time). So while my mom went to put all of grandma’s purchases in the car, grandma and I made our way to the Jo Malone counter. When we got to the counter there were quite a few people there so I was excited to take a look around. After trying a few scents on my own that I thought would be my perfect match (I’m a fresh/citrus girl so I thought Grapefruit would be for me), the Jo Malone consultant asked if I needed any help. After telling her what I usually go for, she suggested a couple of scents for me to try. After spraying the scents on pieces of black grosgrain ribbon (that pretty much sold me right there!) I finally found it, my signature scent, Wild Bluebell. Not only was the scene exactly what I was looking for, just take a look at that packaging (anyone who knows me will tell you I am a major packaging junkie).

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Now I have to take a second to tell you about the amazing experience I had at the counter. Now I’m not usually one for assisted shopping (I tend to avoid cosmetic counters and head to straight to Sephora to take my time trying out products myself). The ladies at the Jo Malone counter have completely changed my mind about cosmetic counters. After walking me through as many scents as I wanted to try and I had finally decided on Wild Bluebell, the Jo Malone ladies made my day even better (if that was possible). I have one word for you…SAMPLES! Jo Malone is known for scent combining. So I walked away with my main scent of Wild Bluebell, a sample of body crème, and five testers of scents that would work well layered with Wild Bluebell.

After spending the next couple of weeks obsessing over everything Jo Malone, Easter rolled around and my aunt and uncle gave me a Bloomingdale’s gift card. It took me a matter of seconds before I decided what I was going to use it for. One week later, the Wild Bluebell candled showed up on my doorstep. All I have to say is thank goodness the Wild Bluebell collection is somewhat limited compared to some other scents, otherwise my entire house would be drowning in Jo Malone.

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Here’s hoping I can keep up this weekly obsessions post and not wait too long in between posts again!

-BE