My sister recently got me hooked on Jo Malone cologne, she got the tip from Oprah. Well, we got in lots of trouble last week (on my mommy sabbatical) at the Jo Malone counter in FL and I just had to share the fun! London-based Jo Malone has trademarked a new trend in fragrances that all Smarties need to know: the Art of Fragrance Combining.
In true Jo Malone blending form, her intoxicating fragrances can be worn alone or layered on top of another, perfect for day to night transition. Jo Malone has a flavor for everyone with her fragrance arc: spicy, citrus, fruity, light green floral, floral and woody. She has a cheat sheet at the counter with her recommendations on what fragrances compliment each other so you can create your own personalized scent. And let me tell ya, she is EXTREMELY generous with her samples so you can really have fun with mixing and matching. Neiman Marcus, located at the SouthPark Mall, is the exclusive retailer in our area – the next closest place is Saks in Raleigh, so we should consider ourselves lucky!
Since I had already splurged in Florida, I decided to to do some Smarty research to check out Neiman’s and verify inventory, samples, and prices. Naturally, Neiman’s did not disappoint. In fact, I stumbled upon the “Best Kept Secret in Charlotte” right now, according to Elaine Shea at Neiman’s. They have a promotion going on right now called “Camp Gorgeous” with a fun tote and samples with the purchase of $85 or more (you can get this treat if you buy a 100 mL bottle of Jo Malone for $100 – there is also a 30 mL bottle for $55, but you won’t get the Camp Gorgeous tote). But that’s not the secret, it’s the FREE 1-hour facial (no purchase necessary) they are offering now through June 6th. This isn’t the ‘ole facial at the make-up counter in front of every shopper in the store. This is with an esthetician and I’m pretty sure it’s in a private room. I went right on ahead and booked my free facial, thank you very much! I also got Elaine’s number for all you Smarties to call for your free facial – 704-442-7900, ext. 2103. I’m sure spots are limited and this is by appointment only, so you might want to call, like right now!
My favorite JM fragrances are Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Orange Blossom and Grapefruit – can you tell I’m from Florida?! Actually, I smelled every single scent and I love them all. I plan to add some spicier fragrances in the fall so I can still have my citrus aromas but dress them up for the cooler weather. I’m a total addict!
Have fun and if you stop by Neiman’s, please tell them Charlotte Smarty Pants sent ya!