Jo Malone

Joanne Lesley Malone CBE (born November 1963) is a British perfumer, who is the founder of companies Jo Malone London and Jo Loves.

Jo Malone

Born
Joanne Lesley Malone

November 1963 (age 57)
NationalityBritish
OccupationFounder of Jo Malone London and Jo Loves
Spouse(s)Gary Willcox
Children1
Jo Malone shop in Norwich

Early lifeEdit

Malone was born in November 1963,[1] and grew up in a council house in Bexleyheath, South East London. She had severe dyslexia and left school aged 13 to care for her mother, who suffered a stroke.[2]

CareerEdit

In 1999, Malone sold Jo Malone London to Estée Lauder for "undisclosed millions".[2] In 2011 she started a new fragrance company, Jo Loves.[3]

HonoursEdit

In 2008, Malone received an MBE,[4] then in 2018 a CBE[5] In 2015, she was a castaway on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Malone is married to former surveyor, Gary Willcox, and they have a son together.[7]

In 2003 Malone was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, and after a year of treatment her cancer was in remission.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jo Loves Limited". Companies House. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Gordon, Bryony (2 March 2011). "Jo Malone and her heaven sent talent". Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Jo Malone On How Reclaiming Her Sense Of Smell Was Key To Rebuilding Her Life After Breast Cancer". Huffington Post. 31 October 2017. Archived from the original on 15 February 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Jo Malone MBE". Womenspeakers. Archived from the original on 14 May 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  5. ^ Chloe Street (8 June 2018). "Jo Malone Awarded a CBE". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Jo Malone". BBC. Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  7. ^ Lucy Tobin (3 September 2013). "Jo Malone: I want people to look at me and say, 'If she can do that, what can I do?'". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Jo Malone On How Reclaiming Her Sense Of Smell Was Key To Rebuilding Her Life After Breast Cancer". Huffington Post. 31 October 2017. Archived from the original on 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2021.