Beauty Watch: Jo Malone London Boutique

Okay, fragrance addicts! You’ll be happy to know that Jo Malone London is coming to Manila in October 2015. They’re opening in Greenbelt 5 and I can’t wait to see what the boutique will look like.

Got a sneak peek at the scents and learned a few tricks about scent layering.

Got a sneak peek at the fragrances and learned a few tricks about scent layering.

What makes Jo Malone unique is that you can layer their fragrances to create your own signature scent. Their reco: up to three colognes max. You also have to mist the scents all over your body, not your pulse points, to allow the different notes to waft around you.

The scents I played around with: Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Lime Basil & Mandarin, English Pear & Freesia, Peony & Blush Suede.

The scents I played around with: Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Lime Basil & Mandarin, English Pear & Freesia, Peony & Blush Suede.

Everything smells amazing in the bottle, but you really have to try it on your skin before you buy. Fragrances react differently to your body chemistry, so what smells good on a friend may not smell as good on you.

Frances of Topaz Mommy and Angela of Lush Angel checking out the fragrance bar to find their scents.

That’s why we took advantage of the fragrance bar at the event! Frances of Topaz Mommy and Angela of Lush Angel, and I kept misting scents on like crazy. 

When experimenting with Jo Malone colognes, you have to think of yourself as a “fragrance stylist.” They have over 20+ colognes in their collection (click here to see them all), so you can get creative with the combos you layer on. You can even collect the different scents, so you have a fragrance wardrobe to choose from.

Debbie Wild, lifestyle director for Jo Malone, shared some interesting tips about how to scent your home, too.

Debbie Wild, lifestyle director for Jo Malone, shared some interesting tips about how to scent your home, too.

An cool tidbit I learned was that Jo Malone also scented Kate Moss’ wedding. Yes, they do that! Because fragrances can evoke certain feelings and memories, it’s a great way to help you (and those around you) remember special moments. Wondering what Kate’s wedding smelled like? The model-slash-icon chose Jo Malone’s Wild Blue Bell—it includes a mesmerizing mix of vibrant sapphire blooms, lily of the valley, and twists of persimmon. Hehe, so if you want a Kate Moss-esque wedding, make sure you light those candles at your guest’s tables!

And guess what? Jo Malone isn't limited to just perfumes! They have candles, body crèmes, bath oils, hand washes, lotions, room sprays, and diffusers.

Yup, Jo Malone isn’t limited to just perfumes! They have candles, body crèmes, bath oils, hand washes, lotions, room sprays, and diffusers.

I’ve only seen the candles, fragrances, and body crèmes so far. I am in love the packaging (so luxe and awesome as gifts!) and misting on the different scents has certainly been an experience! I’m still trying to find the Jo Malone cologne that’ll work well with my body chemistry (Debbie says you’ll know immediately when it’s the one), so I can’t wait to try more scents when the boutique opens.

Bungisngis because was so happy to Frances. She's a busy mom of three, so I rarely get to see her!

Thanks to the Jo Malone team for inviting me to the event (and giving me a chance to catch up with my friend, Frances!). Hehe, I’m so bungisngis here!

Are you excited for the Jo Malone opening? Any idea which scents you’d like to layer on? ♥

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