Jo Malone

Jo Malone is the founder of the high-end fragrance and cosmetics range that bears her name. She has also presented BBC’s High Street Dreams, helping entrepreneurial individuals develop their own products for the mass market.

Leaving school at 14 to care for her sick mother, Jo started work on a beauty counter. She began mixing scents in her kitchen and giving them away as tokens of appreciation. This eventually gave rise to a complete range of luxury fragrances, bath oils, skin care and scented candles.

Today Jo Malone products can be found in upmarket department stores from Saks to Selfridges – and in homes, hotels and spas around the world. Jo grew it into global luxury brand, staying on for seven years as Creative Director after selling her stake to Estee Lauder.