Jo Malone reveal their Christmas 2012 collection
We've seen the influence of the 1920s and '30s in almost every make up brand for this Autumn Winter - if you hadn't realised how much it really is going to be in fashion now is really the time to accept it, because even fragrance is being inspired by it. We checked out the Jo Malone Christmas collection yesterday, in a beautiful black and silver Art Deco bar with a huge screen playing an old black and white movie as a backdrop - perfect scenery for their Art Deco-styled Christmas range.
Along with some really nice gift sets - all decorated in their black and silver Art Deco ribbons - Jo Malone's classic Christmas candle fragrances are back, like the gorgeous Roasted Chestnut Deluxe Candle (£80).
Stealing the show for me though is the Sweet Almond and Macaroon Deluxe Candle, which smells (and I almost wrote taste there so you can see where my mind is going) absolutely delicious - like the most beautiful marzipan. I could sit with my face it in forever. It's not a completely new scent (I think it was released back in 2008) but it has taken up residence firmly at the top of my Christmas wishlist. It retails for £80 so it's not cheap, but holding 400g of wax it should have about 90 hours burning time, which is pretty good. Not even a pound per hour!
I'm hoping they'll make this scent into a bath and body range too, but there are no plans to yet.
We can't write about Christmas without mentioning the Jo Malone Christmas Crackers (below in a not so great iphone picture), which I'm told were so ridiculously successful last year they ran out pretty soon, so look out for those to hit shops. They hold three miniature products, including Pomegranate Noir Body and Hand Wash, Lime, Basil and Mandarin Cologne and Orange Blossom Body Crème and at £28 make a great stocking filler.