Jo Malone 'Frosted Fantasy' collections for Christmas 2014


25th September, 2014

Confusingly, Jo Malone's 'Frosted Fantasy' Christmas extravaganza took place on what certainly felt like the hottest day of the year so far - and turned out to be the perfect antidote to the July heat.

 

Always ready to put on a spectacular show, the folk at Jo Malone really outdid themselves and the townhouse was transformed into a (very welcome) Winter Wonderland, complete with snowdrifts and a functioning ice rink in one of the upstairs rooms.

A turkey dinner, lobster and roast ham were all on the menu - although the heat meant that I opted for cooling, themed cocktails instead - delicious cherry and vanilla milkshake, followed by a spiced cherryade.

 

The Christmas theme was hard to miss from outside, thanks to the specially designed Christmas wreath, here being created by Philippa.

 

The charming and friendly (and, let's be honest, rather dishy) Luke, the model who features in the Christmas campaign, was on hand to assist guests with their attempts at ice skating. (No, I didn't try it - and yes, I fell over anyway.)

 

This year's 'Frosted Fantasy' collection features the season's new 'Frosted Cherry & Clove' Christmas scent, which Jo Malone describe as 'rich with winter spices'. The Frosted Cherry & Clove Deluxe Candle retails at £120 for 600g and was the star of the show. Also available is the Pine & Eucalyptus home fragrance collection - a 200g candle will set you back £40 and a Luxury Candle is £280 for 2.5kg.

 

One of the most popular items on the day was 'The House of Jo Malone London' (far right) - a collection housed, pretty much literally, in a box depicting the front of the building. It features a 30ml Blackberry & Bay Cologne along with some Jo Malone classics, such as Lime, Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash, Red Roses Bath Oil and an English Pear & Freesia Travel Candle.

 

The Christmas Cracker (above) contains a travel-sized Lime, Basil and Mandarin Cologne, Blackberry & Bay Body & Hand Wash and a Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body Cream.

More small gifts could be found inside the unfolding Jo Malone Christmas ornament (above); there is also a really attractive silver bauble available (far left) scented with either Pine & Eucalyptus or Frosted Cherry & Clove.

Other Christmas treats include the Cologne Intense Collection, the Peony & Blush Suede Collection, and the Pomegranate Noir Collection.

 

For those of you who are truly Christmas crackers (sorry, couldn't resist), you can indulge in the Limited Edition Advent Calendar for £250. There is also a same day delivery service where, for £15, you can have your Jo Malone goodies dropped off from a natty Morris Minor van or a Vespa. (For enquiries telephone: + 44 (0) 370 192 5901)

The full collection will be available from the 1st November in store and online, whilst the Same Day Delivery and Advent Calendar will be launched on the 1st October.

 

About the author: Judith Brockless

As well as working tirelessly behind the scenes at Basenotes, Judith Brockless is a Jasmine Award shortlisted writer.

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