Few weeks ago I was invited to Jo Malone’s Jo Loves boutique in London to try their Fragrance Tapas Experience. And it was amazing!! I’ve never seen or experienced anything like that before. I normally go into a store, pick a fragrance that I like and finished. I found this, however, really informative and mood uplifting. I was leaving the store full of positive energy and at peace. While there I forgot all about my problems and worries. It’s amazing how we all underestimate the power of smell and the atmosphere it helps to create, and how it has so much influence on our mood.
The Fragrance Tapas Experience starts with an introduction to all fragrances with stories behind each of them. Then comes the fun part. You pick your favourite fragrance in form of a bath cologne which is warmed within a tagine and released via a cloud of scented steam. The next course is a “glass of bubbly” presented to you in form of a cleanser shaken over ice and strained into a glass. Don’t be temped to drink it!! The smell is so yummy!! And finally, a body lotion is whipped and foamed before being swept gently onto your hands with a paintbrush. I chose the “Fresh Sweet Peas” which is a floral based fragrance celebrating the summery scent of fresh Sweet Pea. I found this bit the most relaxing.
EXCLUSIVE TO OUR READERS: Jo Loves offers a complimentary Tapas Experience to all High In Style readers. If you are in London near Elizabeth Street, definitely stop by. It’s a very unique experience!! Learn more about it here.