A few months ago, I visited the Jo Malone boutique in Fenwicks Newcastle in order to choose a birthday present for my friend Beverley. What I didn’t know then, was that I would be rewarded for my choice of gift with an amazing Jo Malone pampering session… Inside my friend’s gift was a little card offering a complimentary hand and arm massage for two people! So a couple of weeks ago, we decided to treat ourselves to a day out in Newcastle which involved food, shopping, cocktails and of course a Jo Malone hand and arm massage as the highlight of our day.
As soon as we arrived for our appointment, we were welcomed by the friendly staff who guided us to the Jo Malone consultation booth (the area in now used for Christmas gifts packing). There, the stylist who looked after us asked us about our favourite scents and gave us tasters of different fragrances to smell in order to identify the perfect products for each of us for the massage.
I have always loved the Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey fragrance. Its sweet yet subtle and fresh scent brings me back to being home in Greece in the summer. This fragrance contains scents of succulent nectarine, peach, cassis and delicate spring flowers that melt into notes of acacia honey. It was no surprise that this was my fragrance of choice for my massage!
My friend chose the Red Roses fragrance as her favourite. I did a little happy dance when I heard it as her birthday gift was from that same range! Red roses is another gorgeous fragrance which was inspired by a blend of seven of the world’s most exquisite roses. It contains notes of crushed violet leaves, honeycomb and a hint of lemon.
Once we had chosen our favourite fragrances, it was my turn to experience some very relaxing and sense-awakening 20 minutes. The stylist started by foaming the Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body and Hand Wash with warm water which she then applied to my arms and hands to clean them while giving them a lovely massage. It’s amazing how much tension our arms and hands hold. I felt mine instantly relaxing under the firm but comforting touch of the stylist.
She then dried my arms and hands with a soft, hot towel and continued with applying Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body & Hand Lotion on them. By them time she had finished massaging the nourishing lotion into my arms and hands I had almost dosed off blissfully, in a cloud of beautiful scents and relaxation.
She finished off by spraying my now soft and smooth arms and hands with Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne in order to lock the scent to the body.
At the end of my 20 minutes and to make this a complete pleasure for all senses (as well as to take away my disappointment that this amazing experience was over), the stylist offered us delicious chocolates. She then moved on to repeat the same ritual for my friend using products from the Red Rose range this time:
Jo Malone Red Roses Body & Hand Wash
Jo Malone Red Roses Body & Hand Lotion
Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne
Before leaving the boutique, we even got little treats to try at home! The stylist gave us samples of two of the Jo Malone signature fragrances, Lime, Basil & Mandarin and Earl Grey & Cucumber .
We also found out that this amazing complimentary service will be available again after Christmas! You can just pop in and ask for it but it’s always best to make an appointment in advance.
We can’t wait for our next Jo Malone pampering session 🙂