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Scents and Sensibilities

Jo Malone London enriches the art of gift giving this season

The holidays are the perfect time to relax and unwind. Jump into a bubbly bath, soak in the warmth of the water, and pamper yourself with intoxicating potions—you have all the time in the world. Jo Malone London’s colognes, bath and body products, and candles will take this experience to a whole new level.

Jo Malone London opens up the senses to the natural realm, with scents that highlight the best of the unexpected. When it launched its very first fragrance, Lime Basil & Mandarin, the use of unconventional ingredients turned the world of perfumery on its heels. Since then, the House’s creations always bears its signature sophisticated simplicity with a hint of the unexpected.

Each fragrance is borne of a story—an inspiration from fashion or art, history, or culture. To bring this story to life, the Jo Malone Creative Studio works closely with internationally renowned master perfumers who bring a distinct identity to each scent they create. Ingredients are used in unusual and complex combinations—a technical feat that blends innovation and tradition in a modern way.

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While each Jo Malone London scent is already distinct as it is, the House encourages its philosophy of Fragrance Combining. This allows you to layer scents and create a concoction that’s unique to you.

There are several ways to combine fragrances:

The most basic manner is to spritz on one scent over another. Hold the cologne approximately 10cm from the body, spray the cologne over the neck, shoulder, and arms. Wait a few moments for the fragrance to settle. Then, repeat the same steps using a different scent.

Another way to layer scents is by using the body crème and the cologne. Warm a generous amount of crème between the palms of the hands, and massage it over the skin in circular movements until the body is absorbed fully. Then, top off the crème with a spray of cologne over key parts.

Finally, for a surefire way to help the scent last longer, begin with a fragrant shower using the body wash. After drying, apply the body crème generously over the skin.

The deep aroma of blackberry and the freshness of just-gathered bay provides the perfect contrast to mesmerising concoction of golden mimosa, spicy cardamom, creamy tonka, and smooth sandalwood woven with powdery heliotrope and Damask rose.

The deep aroma of blackberry and the freshness of just-gathered bay provides the perfect contrast to mesmerising concoction of golden mimosa, spicy cardamom, creamy tonka, and smooth sandalwood woven with powdery heliotrope and Damask rose.

The sunny and refreshing nature of Grapefruit is made even fresher by the breezy scent of Lime Basil & Mandarin. There is also an unexpected twist brought by the peppery basil and aromatic white thyme.

The sunny and refreshing nature of Grapefruit is made even fresher by the breezy scent of Lime Basil & Mandarin. There is also an unexpected twist brought by the peppery basil and aromatic white thyme.

The earthiness and freshness of Wood Sage & Sea Salt mixes well with the spicy notes of sandalwood and cedarwood that’s in Nutmeg & Ginger. Perfect for the mysterious soul.

The earthiness and freshness of Wood Sage & Sea Salt mixes well with the spicy notes of sandalwood and cedarwood that’s in Nutmeg & Ginger. Perfect for the mysterious soul.

Crafting a personalised scent may seem tiresome and complicated, but Jo Malone London offers customised sets that can be filled up with your choice of items. Fragrance consultants in the boutiques are on-hand to assist you in finding the scents that suit your taste and personality. The sets then transform into gifts as each one comes in the beautiful iconic cream and black box, finished with the black grosgrain ribbon.

Jo Malone allows lovers of fine scents to explore more dimensions with its line of candles, which can also be included in the customised gift set. Crafted entirely by hand, the Jo Malone candle is wonderfully luxurious and perfectly balanced, largely because of the careful craftsmanship and immense patience that goes into creating it. As many as 16 people play a role in each handmade creation, which takes place in a workshop in the heart of the English countryside.

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Visit the Jo Malone London stores in Greenbelt 5, SM Aura, SM Megamall, S Maison, Rustan's Shangri-La Plaza, and Rustan's Cebu to get your perfect gift.