I continued my infatuation with Jo Malone
with a brunch at Neiman Marcus
where the exclusive scent for Neiman's was introduced over
brunch in the Mosaic restaurant.
I wanted to learn more about
Jo Malone's layering concept when it comes to their fragrances.
Neiman Marcus is always one of my favorite outings
so brunch and learning about fragrances
seemed a most lovely way to spend a Saturday morning.
The view from the restaurant.
The brunch plate was spectacular
as the food at Neiman Marcus always is!
However I was most put off by
Jo Malone's representatives choice to decorate the table
with bad quality faux peonies …
during peony season no less.
For a high end fragrance company …
I must say it was quite a let down for me
as well as the very late start to the event.
I don't know if the fact that the company is now owned by
is in corporate mode
rather thank functioning as a single proprietor
had anything to do with the cost cutting choice.
Luckily the fabulous mimosas
soon took my mind off the faux choice
as well as the choice that was made by the attendees
to move the error to the ends of the tables.
After a leisurely brunch during which all of attending got to chat
there was an instructional segment
that began to feel like a schooled seminar
we were then invited back down stairs to shop.
We were treated to hand massages
as more of the layering of products were explained
this time clearly by the using of the products.
The Neiman's salespeople went out of their way
to sample the fragrances and different products I was interested in.
I left with some luxury splurges
with a body oil that can also be used in the bath for soaking.
I chose the sugar scrub to start the fragrance process
as well as a body cream.
To further extend the fragrance layering options
I chose a sampler set of fragrances
to round out my initial Peony Blush Suede choice.
I am definitely set for a while as far as fragrances go
as I look forward to coming up
with Jo Malone's concept
of finding my own custom scent as I combine products and fragrances.
I have definitely been enjoying the process of learning more
about the power of fragrance.
From wearing it
to introducing it into my favorite living spaces!
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life