My guest this week on Desert Island Dishes is Jo Malone CBE.
Wow! Can’t believe we have reached the 100th episode! A very exciting milestone – thank you for all your support and for listening each week.
My guest today is Jo Malone CBE. I’m sure most of you listening will be familiar with her name. Your mind is probably instantly transported to a world of delicious scents and candles – two things synonymous with Jo.
Jo Malone CBE is responsible for creating some of the world’s most-loved fragrances ever since she launched her cult namesake brand in 1994. After leaving Jo Malone in 2006, Jo launched Jo Loves which is about ‘all the things that makes her heart beat’.
But what you might not know is the incredible story of how she got to where she is today. A story which involves a magician, a famous Countess and her incredible sense of smell that took her from life on a council estate, leaving school with no qualifications to becoming one of the biggest success stories of recent times by creating two global brands . Her story really shows the resilience of a person who was told by teachers that she would never get anywhere in life.
“JO BELIEVES THAT HER STORY PROVES THAT NO MATTER WHAT LIFE THROWS AT YOU, IF YOU CONTINUE TO GET BACK UP AGAIN YOU CAN SUCCEED. SHE HAS SAID THAT SHE WANTS PEOPLE TO HEAR HER STORY, AND TO THINK “IF SHE CAN DO IT, I CAN DEFINITELY DO IT.”
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