Frenchwoman Celine Roux is the Head of Global Fragrance for Jo Malone, and lives in London
How much slep do you get?
I don’t have much of routine since I travel a lot and have two children but ideally I try to get six to seven hours’ sleep each night.
How do you sta rt your day ?
I always drink a glass of warm water with a slice of lemon. The morning is all about my kids, getting them ready for the day. With whatever time I have left I have a very speedy beauty routine. I start with the Jo Malone Geranium & Walnut Exfoliating Shower Gel – the scent of crisp geranium is perfect for the morning. I follow with a simple cleaning and moisturising routine and apply light, natural makeup. I don’t apply any other scented products as I need to keep my skin clean and neutral to test fragrance submissions throughout the day. My goal this year is also to include a power meditation each morning.
Favourite room in your house?
The living room which is filled with the children’s toys; it’s the heart of the home.
Your perfect meal?
Any seafood with fresh seasonal vegetables and a good glass of wine. I also love my local Japanese restaurant.
Where do you like to hang out in London?
I always enjoy a walk along the canal in Victoria Park. The galleries in the East End are amazing; they are small, independent and celebrate local artists.
Dream holiday destinati on?
I love going to my parents’ house in the south of France. For a weekend getaway, it has to be the English coast.
If you could only use one Jo Malone London scent for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Wood Sage & Sea Salt; it’s so fresh and versatile.
What ’s the best piece of career advice you’ve been given?
“Good is not good enough” – I once heard this from Leonard Lauder. When I started in product development I felt this was especially true and relevant to my job.
Do you have a work uniform?
I tend to wear what takes my fancy that morning and generally try to be colourful.
What about on weekends?
My son Felix likes it when I wear dresses so I tend to wear these on the weekend to make him happy.
Can women have it al?
Yes, I believe they can. The key to this is having the right energy; if you can do that then you can have it all.
1. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne, RM485 (100ml) 2. Earrings, Balenciaga 3. Flats, Tory Burch 4. Along Regent’s Canal in East London 5. Victoria Park 6. Dress, RM2,870, Diane von Furstenberg
7. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt candle, RM310
8. Jo Malone Geranium & Walnut Exfoliating Shower Gel, RM205