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.

Early life[edit]

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]

Career[edit]

In 1999, Malone sold Jo Malone London to Estée Lauder for "undisclosed millions".[3] In 2011 she started a new fragrance company, Jo Loves.[4]

Honours[edit]

In 2008, Malone received an MBE,[5] then in 2018 a CBE[6] In 2015, she was a "castaway" on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Malone is married to former surveyor, Gary Willcox, and they have a son together.[8]

In 2003 Malone was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, and after a year of treatment was given the all clear.[9]

References[edit]

  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 On How Reclaiming Her Sense Of Smell Was Key To Rebuilding Her Life After Breast Cancer". Huffington Post. 31 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Jo Malone MBE". Womenspeakers. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  6. ^ Chloe Street (8 June 2018). "Jo Malone Awarded a CBE". Evening Standard. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Jo Malone". BBC. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Jo Malone On How Reclaiming Her Sense Of Smell Was Key To Rebuilding Her Life After Breast Cancer". Huffington Post. 31 October 2017.

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