REVIEW Miniso British Pear

by - January 08, 2020

Is there any Indonesian beauty enthusiasts out there that don’t know about the Jo Malone dupe line from Miniso just yet? If you’ve read my reviews since the first time I started my beauty account on Instagram or even Female Daily, then you know that I already reviewed two variants from this line. And now, I’m going to review another variant from the same line. This variant is the best seller because people love it so much. In fact, it is the variant that made this perfume line became popular in the first place. Yep, it is Miniso British Pear!

It’s a little bit too late to review this product, isn’t it? Hahaha. It’s because I had no interest at all on this variant, but one day, a few weeks ago, I found this scent quite interesting. By the way, this variant is well known as Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia dupe. I was wondering, how similar are these two? Because if the Miniso one is very similar to Jo Malone’s, then it is a steal for us low budget beauty enthusiasts ;p


A glass bottle with pretty and minimalist design. The size is small makes it easy to carry.

Top: pear/apple, lychee, citrus/hesperidic
Middle: freesia, peony, transparent floral
Base: musky, amber, patchouli

Sillage & Longevity
Soft sillage & weak to moderate longevity. Compared to the Italian Bergamot variant, this British Pear variant is softer so of course, it has weaker longevity. For an EDT and its price, though, 4~6 hours longevity is enough for me.

I was confused myself why I suddenly like this scent since I didn’t fancy it at all at first. It’s a fresh and not overwhelming scent. A fresh, fruity type of scent with a hint of floral. It can be a little bit too much when first sprayed, but it doesn’t take long for it to settle down and becomes softer. Even though there is amber in the base note, but I don’t spot any strong sweet scent. For a fresh type of scent like this, this perfume has quite good longevity (4-6 hours indoor).

I don’t have the Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia, but I sprayed it once to my wrist when I visited their counter in a mall. I was pretty shocked because they’re very similar! Of course, there have to be some differences, such as the opening scent and the scent when it dries down. If I’m not mistaken, the opening scent of Miniso is more fruity, and Jo Malone has more depth when it dries. For the longevity of Jo Malone, well, I can’t tell because I just had one spray on the wrist and I travelled using motorbike afterwards. But remembering that Jo Malone is a cologne, which theoretically supposed to be weaker than an EDT, then I guess the longevity is not that different. For the very big price gap, I think the Miniso one is very interesting to try!

+ a fresh, fruity scent with a hint of floral that is not overwhelming
+ very affordable
+ dupe for Jo Malone - English Pear & Freesia
+ a minimalist packaging, design and size-wise
+ easy to carry

- even though I don’t put much expectation for it, I still think it’d be better if it has better sillage

Overall rating

I remember clearly that everyone talked about this perfume at the beginning or middle of last year. Are you one of those people who bought it right away when it was a hit? Or are you one of the people who are going to buy it after you read this review? :D

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