Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense

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It’s that time of year again, fragrance fans – the Jo Malone London Coogne Intense launch. And this year’s offering is Myrrh & Tonka.

As with all of the Cologne Intense scents, it lasts longer than the normal Jo Malone London colognes, which is a bonus. This one is really rich and will appeal to both men and women.

New Jo Malone Cologne Intense

I have found it very more-ish, probably due to the top note of Lavender, which I love. But this is not lavender in that old-lady-pomander way, it’s just a hint of it, and the richness of it.

The key notes are

Top: Lavender

Heart: Omumbiri Myrrh

Base: Tonka

Jo Malone Cologne Intense Myrrh & Tonka

It is a very sensual scent, and the notes are different in this combination than usual. The base of tonka isn’t as sweet as you might think – it’s not overpowering at all.

There is an atmosphere of addiction and carnal richness to this fragrance which appeals to both men and women. At the top there is a hint of lavender and a floral note, creating a comforting and voluptuous opening. The big, rich heart, and base note of myrrh is sensual, and the tonka brings generosity. It is captivating and mesmerising. – Mathilde Bijaoui, Master Perfumer


If you love rich,heady fragrances, then you will like this. It is super sophisticated as well. I am addicted to it already – it reminds me of a couple of my favourite Tom Ford scents, and apparently I am not alone in thinking that. Beauty insiders tell me Tom Ford insiders love this new JML scent too!

Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense, £105, 100, from January, at Jo Malone London boutiques, locations, and