I spent hours trying to get the floral notes from rose bushes, rosemary and lavender to lock together. This book will not disappoint it gives you a wonderful insight of a determined, lovable, passionate and inspirational woman on her journey through life that will keep you hooked the whole way through. I started this book as a woman in business thinking it would be a motivational read. From the outset, Malone approaches these challenging times with determination and focus, using the housework as a way of establishing order and control. His father had been killed in the Great War and then his mother died indirectly from breast cancer — she suffered a fatal haemorrhage in the days after undergoing surgery to have a mastectomy. The photos didn't match with the story either.
As a writer and keen reader, I admit that this was still the very first book that made me tear up a little. I enjoyed the rest of the book too - as a historian always take autobiographies with a pinch of salt, but as someone now in a business school I thought there was plenty of material I could use with my students on entrepreneurship and branding. There was also an element of wanting to prove to myself I could still do it. Later, working with an expert in Paris, I brought to life my new fragrance, which I called Pomelo. I loved the book because you journeyed with her. I love Jo Maline fragrance and all my family know how much I love it so thought this was the perfect gift for me and I ended up with three copies for Christmas!!!! A few weeks later, leaking water behind the walls flooded the flat downstairs.
A special scented touch to the book is given by the fragrance 'Pamelo'. The tone went from slightly indulgent reminiscent my only real criticism to the fully rounded tone of one recounting and reflecting on an amazing life. Creative idea, overcoming adversity, and luck. I read this knowing very little about her background and was completely inspired by the challenges she has faced and her journey from such ordinary beginnings. Jo had not been successful in school because of her dyslexia, but she had the ability to see and feel everything in scent.
Raised in government-subsidized housing in Kent in the early 1960s, Jo Malone left school as a teenager to care for her mother after she had a stroke. Click the image below to purchase in Canada and the U. Her at-home beauty business and hand-made products became popular, and word of her talent spread until an international brand was born. Simply put, this is one of the few autobiographies I have ever read that is a page - turner. I woke around 4am and felt thirsty, so I went to the kitchen — and there he was, a pleasant smile on his face. Perfectly balanced for the most part between anecdotes, funny stories, inner reflection, and the simply inspiring story which is her life. But the pull proved too strong.
For me, it comes down to two reasons. Before she began whipping up formulas in her kitchen, Malone was raised in government-subsidized housing and struggled in school because of severe dyslexia. My dad was a dab hand at poker, playing at casinos or the homes of people in his social circle. My bedroom was at the front, above the living room, overlooking a small patch of grass and low brick wall. Possibly of interest I used to read a lot of autobiographies but not so much an more. She opened her first store in London in 1994, and in 1999 she sold the Jo Malone London brand to Estee Lauder Companies.
There is no remedy for it. Perfectly balanced for the most part between anecdotes, funny stories, inner reflection, and the simply inspiring story which is her life. But then again, there are some parts of the biography that truly share some of the more poignant moments of her journey, some of which we are all very familiar with, and some that we as fans had never known had we not read this book. Then there were pages I could swipe fast enough drawn into the amazing journey this book takes you. That explains the lack of critical voice. Jo Malone said after battling cancer, she felt as though everything she had done was someone else's life And when I emerged from the treatment with the all-clear, my old dynamic self failed to snap back into place. After visiting the Jo Loves shop in Belgravia last week it made me pull this book from my huge reading pile! Jo Malone - A lady full of 'Can Do' attitude.
To the delight of those in the know, she opened her first London store in 1994. One month, I seemed to spend every day making ice cream. I decided I wanted to read this as Jo sent me a tweet about my breast cancer in response to a tweet my friend Kate Bottley sent out. You learnt her processes, you got a glimpse into the way an entrepreneur thinks! I remember going there to help set up on the eve of our launch, the day after my 48th birthday. The strength of their relationship is impressive and I found it very poignant when Malone explained that Gary was the first person to offer her unconditional love, security and constancy.
Jo, diagnosed dyslexic as a teenager, struggled academically at school. Camaraderie, team spirit, and keeping things light, even in the intense moments, are ingredients for success, because everyone then wants to work hard and pull in the same direction. On the first day of the rest of my life, I rose as usual at 6. If you ask me about Jo Malone now, I will talk about her as though she were a close personal friend whose number I had on speed dial! By day, they held down regular, nine-to-five jobs, but that was never more than a means to an end. Jo Malone began her international fragrance and scented candle business in 1983 in her kitchen, where she gave facials and made bath oils as thank-you gifts for her clients.