Jo Malone

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Jo Malone shop in Norwich

Joanne Lesley Malone CBE (born November 1963) is a British perfumer, who is the founder of companies Jo Malone London and Jo Loves. She is particularly known for scented candles.

Malone was born in November 1963,[1] and grew up in a council house in Bexleyheath, Kent,[2] had severe dyslexia and left school without any qualifications, and created the company with her mother Eileen.[3]

In 1999, Malone sold Jo Malone London to Estée Lauder for "undisclosed millions".[3]


In 2008, Malone received an MBE,[4] then in 2018 a CBE[5] In 2015, she was a "castaway" on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Malone is married to former surveyor, Gary Willcox, and they have a son together.[7]


  1. ^ "Jo Loves Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Malone biography Retrieved 22 November 2013
  3. ^ a b Gordon, Bryony (2 March 2011). "Jo Malone and her heaven sent talent". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jo Malone MBE". Womenspeakers. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Chloe Street (8 June 2018). "Jo Malone Awarded a CBE". Evening Standard. Retrieved 9 June 2018. 
  6. ^ "Jo Malone". BBC. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Lucy Tobin (3 September 2013). "Jo Malone: I want people to look at me and say, 'If she can do that, what can I do?'". Evening Standard. Retrieved 9 June 2018. 

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