My love affair with Jo Malone started with Osmanthus Blossom from the Summer limited edition collection. I was there to trade in a voucher from Allure magazine and fell in love with Osmanthus Blossom when someone else was testing it behind me. Soon after, during the opening of their flagship store in Korea, I managed to snatch the last bottle of Plum Blossom that was to be sold in the country. Though my pockets became considerably lighter, I have the pleasure each morning of reliving the luxury of cream colored boxes and satin black ribbons when I choose which perfume to don that day. I’ve not run out of luck it seems, as I received a surprise call by Jo Malone earlier this week inviting me to their Christmas wreath making class!
This Christmas, Jo Malone is throwing a modern chic Christmas party reminiscent of the 1950s. From the polk-a-dot tie to the Marilyn Monroe-esque look in green satin, everything about this campaign is right up my alley. A delivery boy with an armful of parcels? I love a man in a uniform! Jo Malone certainly knows how to capture a woman’s heart. I’ve been rocking the burgundy lip for the past couple of months, but it looks like it’s time to make a switch to retro red.
Before the class began we were served some afternoon tea, sans tea. Instead we had a bit of apple champagne which was lovely and put everyone in a festive mood. This year the keywords are #kissmass and #mistletoe, and this mini cake topped with mistletoe was a sweet delight! Christmas traditions aren’t necessarily a part of traditional Korean culture so there was a short introduction regarding mistletoe for the Korean audience. As someone who grew up in the States, it brought back memories of ceiling-high Christmas trees decked with ornaments, houses and trees decorated in Christmas lights, tables heavy with Christmas feasts, and beautifully wrapped presents for Christmas day.
Jo Malone had invited a florist to teach us how to create a Christmas wreath using mistletoe, eucalyptus, pearls, and green ornaments. This was my first time creating an arrangement using a foam oasis, and I loved learning how the different shapes and textures could add a bit of sparkle and dimension! The room was decorated in green and there was a roasted chestnut candle burning on the mantle place. It brought to mind the song Sleigh Ride that goes: At the fireplace while we watch the chestnuts pop. Pop! Pop! Pop!
I’ve always been used to Christmas wreaths made of pine leaves with red trimmings, but I thought the fresh green leaves and pearls made for a fresh new look. For their Christmas packaging they’re using green velvet ribbons and a mistletoe ornament that I’ll be hanging in my doorway. Can you guess which scent I decided to splurge on? Hint: It’s a floral scent!
Your turn ♥ Which Jo Malone perfume is your favorite? Tell me what your favorite Christmas tradition is!