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Known for her cool style cre­den­tials and quirky Bri­tish­ness, Poppy Delev­ingne is the quin­tes­sen­tial Jo Malone Lon­don Girl. The bloom­ing beauty talks wed­dings, scents and serendip­ity

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

We speak to the face of Jo Malone Lon­don, Bri­tish It girl Poppy Delev­ingne. Else­where we test skin­care for city dwellers and try out all things blue

What is your first mem­ory of fra­grance? My mother. She al­ways smelled so flo­ral when I was a child—of lilies, jas­mine and vi­o­lets. I have no idea where these fra­grances came from, but she al­ways had shiny, sparkling bot­tles piled up on her dress­ing ta­ble—and I’ve been fas­ci­nated ever since. What drew you to work­ing with Jo Malone Lon­don? When the op­por­tu­nity arose, I leapt at the chance. It’s a brand that’s been part of my life for a long time and I’ve al­ways loved it. It’s Bri­tish like I am, and there’s some­thing in­fin­itely spe­cial and quirky about it. I mean, who doesn’t want to smell like Black­berry & Bay? When and how did you dis­cover Jo Malone Lon­don? I started wear­ing Red Roses when I was 22. I smelled it on a friend of mine, loved how gen­tle and sweet it was, and begged her to tell me what it was. The very next day I was at Jo Malone Lon­don buy­ing my own bot­tle. It was at the same time that I met my now-hus­band, James. The first thing that drew me to him was his scent. When I asked him what it was, he said, “Am­ber & Laven­der by Jo Malone Lon­don.” I saw that as a sign. He still wears it now and when­ever I travel with­out him, I take a small bot­tle

with me. Do you match your scent to how you are dressed? I usu­ally ap­ply my scent be­fore I get dressed, ideally straight out of the bath. I start with a bath oil, then body cream and fi­nally cologne. Depend­ing on which scent I choose, that will de­ter­mine what I wear that day or night. Scent, for me, al­ways takes pole po­si­tion. Do you have a wardrobe of scents? I usu­ally adapt my scents to the sea­sons. It’s sim­ple. I like some­thing fresh and flo­ral like Peony & Blush Suede when the sun is out, and for the colder months, some­thing a lit­tle richer and more in­tox­i­cat­ing like Pome­gran­ate Noir. What scents do you use at home? I’m bonkers about can­dles and can be known to light hun­dreds, even in the mid­dle of the day. When I want to re­lax I love Wood Sage & Sea Salt, as it re­minds me of hol­i­days and the sunny out­doors. When I have peo­ple over I love the fa­mous Lime Basil & Man­darin, as it fills ev­ery cor­ner of the house and re­minds me of naughty late nights. You got mar­ried in Lon­don and Morocco last year. Tell us how you in­cluded scent? A friend told me I needed a wed­ding scent so that when­ever I smelled it, it would re­mind me of the best day of my life. Jo Malone Lon­don sweetly helped me find the per­fect one: Or­ange Blos­som. We scented the Kens­ing­ton Or­angery with Or­ange Blos­som can­dles and dif­fusers, and I wore the cologne. The bot­tle sits hap­pily on my bed­side ta­ble; I won’t let it out of my sight. The wed­ding in Mar­rakech was scented with laugh­ter and long, wild nights.

What is your bath-time rit­ual? A bath with Jo Malone Lon­don Red Roses Bath Oil and a few can­dles is a dan­ger­ous com­bi­na­tion. You might not see me un­til the morn­ing.

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