The newest Jo Malone fragrance more than lives up to the first half of its name. Peony and Blush Suede opens with a bright apple note that is almost immediately trampled by sweet, creamy, gloriously girly peonies. Peony dominates the fragrance for the rest of its lifespan, which is extraordinarily long for a Jo Malone scent (I got a good eight hours of wear, as opposed to the literal 20 minutes that I get from Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe). Peony and Blush Suede’s relative thickness is also an interesting textural departure from the usual transparent style that we’ve come to expect from Jo Malone. I have only one problem with Peony and Blush Suede, but it’s a big one: where’s the suede?? You can’t just put the word “suede” into the name of a perfume that doesn’t have even a hint of leather! A leather note cutting the sweetness of Peony and Blush Suede would probably have made this fragrance more to my tastes, but I’m sure that peony lovers and sweet floral fans will appreciate it just the way it is.