Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection is a collection of perfume inspired by wine. #3 Notes of Cabernet is my favorite from this collection. And that is saying something because I like the other ones too.
#3 Cabernet opens with a “rustic” fruity pink pepper that glimmers. The bright, spicy opening is both warm and cool. Once that settles, I get cherry tobacco in a leather pouch. Cabernet is “barrel aged”. It becomes oak barrel and a rich, jammy raspberry and stewed spiced cherries. The dry-down is a spiced cherry-tonka with subtle leather. This description sounds heavy and thick but #3 Cabernet is not as heavy and thick as it sounds. I feel it can be worn in any environment or climate.
I’m a sucker for cherry in fragrance. And #3 Cabernet gives me a tart cherry with sophistication.
#3 is inspired by the notes of Cabernet – pink peppercorn, black cherry, tobacco flower, and vintage leather. Launch date 2012.
Give it a try if you like jammy scents or cherry fragrances. Try if you like BLOOD Concept O, CdG Play Red (the closest I can compare this one to), Annick Goutal Quel Amour! and/or Ramon Monegal Cherry Musk. Cabernet is unisex. It’s just spices and jam and leather. My husband rather enjoys wearing this one and so do I.
#3 Cabernet has average projection and longevity. I feel it smells the best with a few liberal sprays.
The 1.7 EDP retails for $50 at Kelly & Jones. A sample set is also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Tart, spicy cherry jam and leather. I love this sort of thing. And the price is very affordable. This is one of my favorite “budget buys”.
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