I was jogging up Via del Babuino on my way to Villa Borghese park last week and saw the brand spanking new store. I couldn't believe it.
A Jo Malone opened in Milan in 2007.
I adore her line. The first time I heard of it was when a co-worker went to London years ago and brought us gifts. No one in the US outside of the fragrance/fashion worlds knew who she was.
Then a few years later she started selling the line at high-end American stores like Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys etc.
Her stand alone store in NYC's Flatiron District is gorgeous. It was very close to my apartment and I spent way too much time and money in there. Excellent place for gifts.
I went to London for my birthday a few years ago and had to check out the flagship store on Sloane Street.
My favorite scents are Lime Basil Mandarin, Wild Fig & Cassis and the Pomegranate Noir.
I stopped by the store yesterday to buy myself a "start gift". Then I met up with with Erica, her friend and her friend's two adorable children at Hotel de Russie's garden for an outrageously expensive mojito. It was delicious.
Via del Babuino, 42/43
The packaging is so classic and pretty.