#BuroGetaway: Jo Malone essentials our editors can't leave home without

#BuroGetaway: Jo Malone essentials our editors can't leave home without

Holiday scent

Text: Gwen Ong

A Bali retreat is made sweeter with a selection of fresh fragrances as well as body and skincare

There are many things and moments that make a good holiday memory. Cold refreshing cocktails, sumptuous spreads of food, sands between our toes, sea breeze in our face and sweet summer fragrance – you know, all the elements that engage the five senses.

The #BuroGetaway got our editors packing up their favourite Jo Malone essentials for a dream vacation in Bali. With the summer vibe dancing to our heartbeat, we share some must-bring items and pro-tips to help you scent up for the full holiday spirit. 



Cai Mei, Editor-in-Chief

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Scents evoke memories, even more so when I use a new fragrance while travelling. For our #BuroGetaway to Bali this May, I brought along a couple of Jo Malone products with me, some in scents I've not tried before. Given the beach destination, I chose lighter scents to suit the occasion. A personal favourite is English Pear and Freesia cologne, so I brought along the body and hand wash to layer on this fresh, fruity scent. I gave it a little twist by layering the body and hand lotion in Orange Blossom post-shower – the scent of which now reminds me of Bali. For something a little more indulgent, I also packed a shower oil in Blackberry & Bay. This shower oil doesn't strip skin of its natural oils, especially after having been under the sun and in seawater the whole day, and leaves my skin feeling satiny soft. A dry body oil is also a great addition to any beach beauty bag as it doubles up as both a non-greasy moisturiser, and gives the skin a radiant glow – all the better to show off that newly achieved tan.


Gwen Ong, Deputy Editor

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"On an island in the sun, we'll be playing and having fun, and it makes me feel so fine, I can't control my brain" – this song by Weezer played in my head as we headed to the 'Island of the Gods'. I'm always seduced by a tropical holiday where sunshine and sea breeze is just the thing to lift up the weary soul. With a spritz of my newfound fragrance of the hour –Pomegranate & Noir – I was ready to soak up the beauty and culture that Bali has to offer. It has a light fruity yet warm scent that is not too overpowering for a hot day. If you take a peek in my bag, you'll find Jo Malone's Vitamin E gel and hand treatment in my beauty pouch. With all the UV rays that I was exposing myself to, I was glad to have the Vitamin E range on hand to protect my skin and moisturise it with a luxurious touch. I also stashed a few bath soaps in my luggage so my holiday #ootds are always smelling fresh like I just stepped out of the shower. Speaking of which, a linen spray is also great to freshen up everything from your duvet to the cupboard, bathroom and more when the occasion calls for it. 


Jason Lim, Fashion Editor

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Heat and humidity calls for citrus—no ifs, ands or buts about it. I like a cold glass of orange juice in the morning, a sharp twist of lemon in my gin and tonic and the slightly bitter notes in my grapefruit body wash. It's a jolt of much needed energy when forced to suffer the sweaty, sticky lethargy of the tropics. A beach getaway will never be my idea of R&R (too warm, too sandy, too wet) so for a little bit of familiarity, I fill my toiletry bag with a few comforts from home. The issue I have with rooms situated near a large body of water is that things can begin to smell a little damp. Lime, Basil and Mandarin is a personal favourite from Jo Malone and the room spray is great for cutting through any lingering mustiness. Candles have been a recent obsession and the scent of grapefruit is lovely and refreshing—suitable for both day and night. I also love the warm, flickering shadows cast by candlelight-perfect for setting the mood should you be required to receive guests. 


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