Jo Malone, the celebrated British fragrance and lifestyle collection for bath, body and home, opened October 2010 at Stuttafords Sandton City. The luxurious setting incorporates elements from the first shop in London, such as library-style shelves, linear glass bottles and iconic gift boxes throughout. Rochelle and Philippa attended the opening of the new store- here’s what they had to say:
Jo Malone is one lovely idea of a fragrance range, with an eclectic mix of unusual but complimentary combinations. My favourite was the Nectarine Blossom and Honey which opens with a vigorous, bright, almost neurotically juicy and tart nectarine with a tad of petit grain. I find this gives a very gentle, healthy and warm aura. I suppose it could be a little girlish, but not everything has to be deep, wild or complicated.
My hand massage experience was to die for – I opted for the Pomegranate Noir which is an intoxicating fragrance, mixing fresh fruit with warm sensual spice. A modern classic with a new twist on traditional notes, it has an addictive quality and once worn you’ll always want more. This would be my one luxury choice on a desert island! I predict that this perfume will last the test of time and achieve cult status.
I am a huge fan of fresh, clean fragrances, which gives Jo Malone an immediate five star rating in my books. And yet it is so much more. The clean lines and classic styling of the packaging; the beautifully designed shelves and display areas; and of course the heavenly scents that surround you. I was encouraged to try the massage which was a welcome relief after a long day at the office. After cleaning my hands and forearms, I was treated to a massage with the Blue Agava & Cacao Body Crème and was then sprayed with Nutmeg and Ginger from the Spicy cologne range. The combination of fragrances was perfect, with subtle tones, instead of an overwhelming scent that hits you in a wave rather than enveloping you slowly. My husband was very complimentary, and with Christmas around the corner, you can tell your husband/partner/boyfriend, from me, that this would be the perfect gift to truly show how much they care. Please scroll down to read more about their wonderful offering.
Shelli has visited the Hyde Park store – read about her experience
Having rewritten the rules of perfumery by mixing unexpected combinations of ingredients and using scent with abandon, the World of Jo Malone inspires a loyal following. Every product, concept and philosophy is designed as a unique sensory experience, set within an interactive retail environment and delivered with exceptional service and unrivalled creative flair.
Discover the unique collection of colognes, bath oils, body lotions, body crèmes and shower gels in a range of 20 different scents. Learn how to create your own signature scent by Fragrance Combining or relax and enjoy a complimentary Hand & Arm massage with a luxurious body lotion in the brand’s signature Lime Basil & Mandarin scent.
Experience the Jo Malone Tasting Bar. Take a seat at the bar and select your preferred fragrance from the Jo Malone Tasting Bar menu – a seasonal menu incorporating delicious fragrance combinations and inspirations. As your chosen scent body crème or lotion is whipped or folded to perfection, warmed or chilled and combined with a fragrance of your choice, roll up your sleeves for a sensory experience. This luxurious, and complimentary, hand and arm massage leaves you feeling pampered, beautifully scented and completely inspired.
Decorate your home with fragrance and transform the space around you with Jo Malone’s concept of Scent Surround. Discover Linen Sprays, scented candles and Living Colognes infused with a variety of scents, including lavender, lime and grapefruit.
The Art of Giving
A Jo Malone gift is the perfect way to say Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas or Thank You. Choose from pre-selected gift ideas or create a bespoke gift box tailored specifically towards the individual. Whatever you choose, your gift will be presented in the signature cream box nestled within soft black tissue, placed in the Jo Malone bag and finished with elegant grosgrain ribbon.
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