Kelly & Jones #4 Notes of Merlot EDP Perfume Review

Kelly & Jones Merlot

Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection is a collection of perfumes that pair well with wines. These fragrances play up the notes found in the wine that they are named after.

#4 Notes of  Merlot is a fruity floral. It opens as tart and juicy with rhubarb and red currant with a glimmer of citrus. It’s a light and sheer fruity fragrance with a hint of dewy greens. On my skin, most of the wear is that sour rhubarb. It eventually dries down to fresh, living violets.

I’ve said it before but I’m not wild about rhubarb in fragrance…or in my mouth. I know that people love it and oddly, it’s not easy to find in perfume. #4 Notes of Merlot is a straight-forward “tangy red” fragrance that can be worn alone but it’s also great for layering (smells great over peony or lily of the valley florals; I know. I tried this). Usually I’m so anti-layering but the price for these don’t make me cringe (*cough* *cough* Jo Malone London…). And I also know that may people will enjoy this scent on its own. Like I said, I’m not wild about rhubarb (or currant) in my fragrances. Yet, I like this one. It’s playful.

Frances Flora Bond Palmer

Notes listed included rhubarb, red currant, mission fig and candied violet.

Give #4 Notes of Merlot a try if you like tart, fruity scents. Or if you like perfumes like Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Grosellina, Annick Goutal Quel Amour!, Comme des Garcons Series 5 Sherbet and/or Fresh Hesperides.

Projection and longevity is below average. This wears more like an EDT. This one wears like a lot of the Guerlain Aqua Allegoria perfumes do.

The 1.7 oz retails for $50 at Kelly & Jones. A travel size and samples are also available.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONTart, tangy rhubarb.It’s good on its own; it’s good layered. And I’m sure it pairs well with a glass of merlot!

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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 the brand.  Frances Flora Bond Palmer lithograph (1862) from the MET.