Kelly & Jones #3 Notes of Cabernet EDP Perfume Review

Kelly & Jones Cabernet

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.

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#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 EauPINIONTart, 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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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by Kelly & Jones. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Kelly & Jones. Viviane Romance pic from I want my name to be Viviane Romance.

3 thoughts on “Kelly & Jones #3 Notes of Cabernet EDP Perfume Review

  1. I love perfume. I love wine. Why haven’t I tried anything from this line yet?! 🙂

    Would you wear this perfume if you had it in your collection? I’m asking because I find more and more perfumes that I liketesting/smelling but I know I would choose something else to wear every time.
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    1. You should get on that 😉

      It’s a good question. For the past few years I’ve bought less and less full-bottles (and splits too). There’s only so much I can wear and so many that I want to test. I do see myself wearing something like this and would like a spicy cherry in my collection. I’m now deciding between this or CdG PLAY Red…Now my husband enjoys wearing this one but says it goes musky (in his words) at the dry-down which he likes. But, he only rotates between 3 bottles of perfume.

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