Scent is one of your most powerful senses, and for me, the one that has the greatest influence on my ability to relax and change my mood. There is nothing more calming than lighting a candle and settling down at home on a lazy weekend, and it is this love of scents for the home that introduced me to one of my biggest lifestyle indulgences; The Jo Malone brand.
I have been a fan for some years now, ever since the day I moved to London and went on the hunt for something special for my new home. Like a child in a sweet shop, I remember spending ages smelling every single fragrance and finding it agonising to choose my favourite – it literally blew my mind when the assistant told me that I could also combine the scents to create something more unique!
On that day several years ago I settled on the fruity Nectarine Blossom & Honey collection and it has been a firm favourite ever since.
The fragrance itself is sweet, as the name suggests, but it develops into a more woody scent after some time, so it isn’t sickly in any way. There is something very youthful and fresh about it and its lightness makes it a great summer perfume, as well as something perfect for scenting the home.
On special occasions I love to layer the cologne over the Body Crème to increase the longevity of the smell and frequently attract comments from people wanting to find out what the scent is.
Alongside my extensive collection of coffee table fashion books, the candle is still one of my all-time favourite additions to my home and is a chic decorative feature that creates atmosphere, as well as spreading the gorgeous scent through every room where it is lit.
The Nectarine Blossom & Honey collection can be purchased online at Jo Malone.