Deb­bie Wild

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Beauty In­sider The life­style di­rec­tor for Jo Malone dis­cusses the brand’s sul­try Cologne In­tense col­lec­tion BEAUTY IN­SIDER (BI): What was the in­spi­ra­tion for the new col­lec­tion? DEB­BIE WILD (DW): We loved the Mid­dle East­ern tra­di­tion of lay­er­ing rich and rare in­gre­di­ents. We wanted to take the pre­cious ma­te­ri­als that are so in­trin­sic to per­fumery, like rose, tuberose and oud, and cel­e­brate them while giv­ing them a sense of moder­nity. This was done by lay­er­ing them with un­usual in­gre­di­ents.

BI: Are th­ese fra­grances made for day or night? DW: Scent, to me, is one of the most pri­vate and in­ti­mate el­e­ments in our every­day lives. You can choose to have just one sig­na­ture, worn all the time, or you can have many scents to fit dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions and moods. I find that I of­ten as­so­ciate Cologne In­tense with warm fab­rics and tex­tures so the col­lec­tion lends it­self well to cooler weather or the evening. But the beauty of fra­grance is that it is so per­sonal. You should take in the scent and use it when it feels nat­u­ral; don’t think about it too much. I al­ways say the per­fect fit is an almost in­stant decision. BI: What are your tips for com­bin­ing in­ter­est­ing notes? DW: The more un­usual the com­bi­na­tion, the bet­ter. By mix­ing un­usual in­gre­di­ents in Cologne In­tense, we have cre­ated scents that have a deeper, darker edge than the in­di­vid­ual notes would sug­gest. Per­son­ally, I love to mix Oud & Berg­amot, from the Cologne In­tense col­lec­tion, with Pe­ony & Blush Suede. It may seem like an un­likely pair­ing but the re­sult is an op­u­lent and strik­ing scent— a mix of a lux­u­ri­ous flo­ral with a vivid spice.

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