Jo Malone’s latest fragrance addition to their Cologne Intense Collection comes in the form of Bronze Wood & Leather. A dark, moody and sensual fragrance, Bronze Wood & Leather aims to encapsulate the feeling of escaping the everyday life…


I had the pleasure of receiving a bottle of this fragrance, alongside an invitation to my local Jo Malone Boutique where I was able to have a hand & arm massage treatment! I took my Mother along with me and I opted to have my personal favourite scent; Myrrh & Tonka in the body creme whilst my Mother went for her favourite scent; Neroli & Basil body creme. The lovely assistant then sprayed the new Bronze Wood & Leather on top to layer it with our chosen body scents and combined with Myrrh & Tonka, this gave it a deeper, earthier feel to a bold, daring scent! Thank you to the team at Harrogate for inviting us along, we had a lovely morning and the glass of Prosecco wasn’t too bad either…


  • Top Notes: Grapefruit

  • Middle Notes: Juniper, Smoke

  • Base Notes: Leather, Vetiver

The opening of Bronze Wood & Leather has a real smokey feel to it with a faint underlying note of the Grapefruit coming through giving it a sweet, fruity edge that fades away shortly after into a deeper, muskier scent. During the dry-down, the fragrance becomes predominantly more leather and woody which has a silage that is medium albeit heavy at times with an impressive lasting power with the fragrance staying close to my skin for up to 6 hours.

For me, Bronze Wood & Leather is a fragrance that lives up to its name in terms of the leather aspect and has a strong smokey effect, however, I have found that wearing this alone has been pretty linear and doesn’t alter that much. When comparing the fragrance to other Jo Malone scents from the Cologne Intense Collection, it doesn’t have that special touch that Myrrh & Tonka or Oud & Bergamot both have which is why I would recommend wearing Bronze Wood & Leather with another fragrance to give it another dimension and to add another layer!

To purchase Bronze Wood & Leather, click here and to read more of my reviews on Jo Malone see below:

FRAGRANCE: English Fields,  English Oak & RedcurrantTobacco & MandarinDark Amber & Ginger LilyMyrrh & Tonka

EVENTS: Christmas 2016, Christmas 2017, Christmas 2018, Poptastic, The Bloomsbury Set

SKINCARE: Geranium & Walnut Hand Cream, Myrrh & Tonka Shower Oil

Have you smelt Bronze Wood & Leather before? What did you think to it? Have you tried layering it with another fragrance? If so, which one? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button!