This year’s festive offering from Jo Malone isn’t perhaps traditionally festive, but it’s still lovely. Merry Mischief features a harlequin/clown theme with masked beauties, and amazing campaign images.
I was a HUGE fan of Pierrot as a kid, and perhaps that’s why I love these images so much. Okay, they’re not screaming ‘Christmas’ at me, but they are just fab.
And at the heart of it, this year’s festive fragrance, Orange Bitters Cologne. It’s an odd one, I think, but it does smell delicious. Like a gorgeous festive cocktail, this scent has two dashes of citrus brightness – juicy sweet orange and a burst of fresh mandarin.
Then there’s bitter orange, of course, and prune, sandalwood and amber. The Limited Edition fragrance comes in a harlequin printed bottle, 100ml only (£90), and also in a Deluxe Candle (£120).
There’s always an array of gorgeous gifts at Jo Malone London for Christmas, and this year is no exception.
I love the Christmas Cracker (£33) which contains mini size products – Basil & Neroli Cologne, Blackberry & Bay Body & Hand Wash, and Mimosa & Cardamom Body Creme.
But, I wouldn’t say no to the Ultimate Christmas Cracker (from £204-£245) which is available nationwide from December. This is luxury, bespoke gifting at its best. A fabulous cracker filled with a Cologne or Cologne Intense 100ml of your choice, a 100g Home Candle of your choice, a Body Creme or Cologne Intense Body Creme of your choice, 175ml, and a 250ml Body and Hand Wash of your choice.
The House of Jo Malone London (£130) is a really lovely gift – filled with all the classics. In the image of the Jo Malone London townhouse, this lovely box opens to reveal the treats.
It contains 30ml English Pear & Freesia Bath Oil, 30ml Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, 50ml Peony & Blush Suede Body Creme, 100ml Pomegranate Noir Body & Hand Wash, and 100ml Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body & Hand Lotion.
I’m a sucker for beauty product Christmas decorations, and this lovely Scented Ceramic Christmas Ornament (£32) is a treat for your tree. It smells of Pine & Eucalyptus, of course.
I think my Star Buys from this collection are the Christmas Ornament (£22), which holds a 9ml Peony & Suede Cologne, and a 15ml Grapefruit Body Creme. It’s such a lovely little gift. And I would love someone to gift me the Miniatures Candle Collection (£66) which has 35g candles in Pomegranate Noir, Peony & Blush, Green Tomato Leaf, Sweet Almond & Macaroon, and Frosted Cherry & Clove. These are smaller than travel candle size, and just so sweet.
Finally, it’s the Jo Malone London Advent Calendar (£280). I’ll be doing a round up of beauty advent calendars soon – but who wouldn’t want this one?!
There are 24 surprises in this gorgeous calendar of little drawers, not doors. Mini products to enjoy every day in the run-up to Christmas sounds okay to me!
So, time to make some Merry Mischief with Jo Malone this Christmas. Most of the collection is available nationwide in November, some from December, at Jo Malone stores,and some of it can be found on jomalone.co.uk