DRG Edit: Jo Malone London Christmas treats (going fast…)


JO MALONE LONDON always crack out the best beauty gifts and novelties for Christmas. They revealed all to the press back in July, as most brands do with their ‘Christmas In July’ showcases. (These are a real treat – M&S pulled out the stops, wheeling in a host of food suppliers to ply us with chocolates, hams, every type of tangerine and satsuma, I won’t go on….) This year we got a mini ice rink and every permutation of Jo Malone London favourites you could hope for.

And now is the time to buy as it has all arrived on counter and some things are already selling out. The hero of the piece is the House Of Jo Malone London giftset, a stunning townhouse-shaped box boasting these Jo Malone best sellers: Red Roses Glass Decanter Bath Oil (30ml), Blackberry & Bay Cologne (30ml), Orange Blossom Body Crème (50ml), Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash (100ml), English Pear & Freesia Travel Candle (60g) and Pomegranate Noir Body & Hand Lotion (100ml). People really are passionate about Jo Malone London so a gift like this is a surefire winner and at £125.00 it’s not a bad buy.

I love how Jo Malone London caters for every price point. The Cologne Collection is another goody, with 5 favourites in dinky 9ml bottles, beautifully boxed for £68. (The full list is Lime, Basil & Mandarin; Blackberry & Bay; Peony & Blush Suede; Amber & Lavender; Wood Sage & Sea Salt). And then there’s the Cologne Intense Collection (£82), five minis including my two favourite Cologne Intenses: Saffron and Oud & Bergamot. I think this is the first time they have done the Cologne Intense family in miniatures.

Naturally, the Jo Malone cracker is back (pictured top). £32 will buy you a 9ml Lime, Basil and Mandarin 9ml Cologne and a Blackberry & Bay 15ml Body & Hand Wash and a 15ml Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body Creme. I have just been told that the Jo Malone site has received a huge replenishment so there should be no trouble getting your hands on one.

Cutest of all is the Christmas ornament, but boo hoo it’s already sold out. For £22 you got a 9ml Pomegranate Noir Cologne and a 15ml English Pear & Fresia Body Creme. They won’t get more stock at Jo Malone but keep an eye out in department stores and maybe Ebay but I can’t imagine the price will be quite so keen.

There’s a ton more though … head over to Jo Malone London or Selfridges for the full monty, but don’t dither if you’re serious about buying any of the other bits I’ve mentioned because people go absolutely doolally for this stuff…

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