Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jo Malone Master Class

Fragrance is intensely personal and should be as unique as the individual wearing it...

I recently had the pleasure of attending a Master Class hosted by David Ponce, Educational Director of Jo Malone London. I wasn't sure what to expect but I instinctively knew if Jo Malone fragrances were involved, this was going to be a very special event.

The moment I walked into the room I was captivated and when I saw the beautifully arranged product display, the flickering candlelight, the assortment of healthy tea sandwiches, organic teas and other delicious offerings I was filled with excitement and anticipation for what was about to happen and I was not disappointed!

Jo Malone Product Display

Tea Buffet

The presentation began with Mr. Ponce regaling us with stories about the creator, Ms. Jo Malone. He spoke of her humble beginnings in Kent, England, and of the inspirations behind each of the special fragrances in the Jo Malone brand. He held us at rapt attention with an amazing combination of Latin good-looks, extensive product knowledge and his fiery passion for all things Jo Malone. 

As he shared the story of each scent, fragrance strips were given to the guests so we could get a whiff of the alluring blends and be instantly transported to the time and place of the scent's inspiration. After the presentation, Mr. Ponce and the other hosts helped each guest choose fragrances to create their own signature scent. I chose two of my absolute favorites: English Pear & Freesia Cologne and Blue Agava & Cacao Bath Oil. Individually, both scents are amazing but combined, they are down right intoxicating!

From the very first product created years ago (Nutmeg & Ginger Bath Oil) to the most popular scent in the line today (Lime, Basil & Mandarin), Jo Malone London has taken the art of fragrance combining to a new level. Each fragrance has been created to combine with every other fragrance in the line and with over 20 exquisitely crafted colognes, there are endless options for you to create your own "bespoke" scent.  Guys, don't fret...many of the fragrances are unisex so you will enjoy them too. I highly recommend Blue Agava & Cacao, Pomegranate Noir, Lime, Basil & Mandarin and Black Vetyver Cafe--all very sexy fragrances that will drive the ladies wild.

Jo Malone London Gifts
Jo Malone London has an impressive array of elegant gifts for any occasion--all expertly wrapped in their luxurious black and cream signature packaging. Treat yourself or give Jo Malone London fragrance gifts of distinction. With so many options, you are only as limited as your imagination. If you're in the Baltimore area, stop by the fragrance bar in Nordstrom at Towson Town Center Mall and ask Laura or Seery for a personal fragrance consultation. Tell them I sent you. :>)

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