Founder of Jo Malone Global Fragrance Brand
Joanne Lesley Malone CBE is a British perfumer and founder of the companies Jo Malone London and Jo Loves. Originally a facial therapist, Jo fell in love with fragrance while working from her discreet skin care clinic which she set up from her London home. Discovering an instinctual talent for creating scented products by hand in her kitchen, word of her exceptional potions quickly spread, and soon Jo was unable to keep up with demand.
From these artisan beginnings, Jo launched her first brand, Jo Malone London, which gained cult status around the world. In 1999, Jo sold the business to Estée Lauder Companies and remained Creative Director until she left in 2006.
In her inspirational keynote speeches, Seld made entrepreneur from council house to building and managing her own multi-million-pound company.
"Dear Jonathan - Thank you very much for taking the time to come to Barcelona yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned so much from the doctors and speeches although, I have to say the images did make me feel a little queasy !! but what amazing work they do in helping to change people’s lives and help them to recover I hope you enjoyed the day and had a safe trip to France. Thank you again." Kindest regards Jo Malone
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