Jo Malone launches second edition Kohdo Wood Collection
Released on: March 24, 2009, 5:46 am
Author: Lucy Vaughan-Griffith
The World of Jo Malone introduces the second season of the
limited edition Kohdo Wood Collection. Two captivating fragrances
created as a modern interpretation of the ancient Japanese incense
ceremony of Kohdo: the ritual appreciation of incense.
One of the three formalised Japanese arts, Kohdo is a ritual that has been handed
down from generation to generation in Japanese society, taking over thirty years to
Today, the Kohdo ceremony is a journey of discovery that is made with friends, where
moods are manipulated according to the natures and personalities of scents. The
blend of ingredients in the day and night fragrances have been
designed to inspire the senses and encourage emotions. For the day: uplifting and
invigorating, and for the night: soothing and sensual.
Through a blend of mandarin, sacred lotus blossom, bamboo and aloeswood, Lotus
Blossom & Water Lily - Kohdo Wood day will awaken the senses, encourage energy,
inspire confidence and focus the mind, making it the perfect daytime scent.
Mandarin has a vibrant and lively nature, referred to as the little heart of the
sun, it is thought to shed light on the drudgeries of the everyday and encourage a
sense of joy. The sacred lotus blossom is serene and spiritual, symbolising the
dawning of a new day. Bamboo offers strength and grace and aloeswood is believed to
impart both mental and physical benefits to balance the mind and body.
Dark Amber & Ginger Lily - the night fragrance in The Kohdo Wood Collection - is a
combination of black cardamom, orchid and kyara wood and is designed to encourage
relaxation, it’s sensual and calming aura creating a sense of intrigue and mystery.
It is the perfect scent to use from early evening through to night.
Originally used as a perfume in ancient times, black cardamom has an aromatic and
smoky nature, while the orchid carries a universal message of beauty and wisdom. As
a base for incense, kyara wood is prized for its rarity and richness and its
character embodies the true historical and cultural significance of the Kohdo
ceremony. It is both relaxing and stimulating, an essence that’s said to be
appropriate for meditation and celebration. This dark and sensual mix signifies
refinement and perfection and brings the essence of evening to this night scent.
Like all Jo Malone Fragrances, Jo Malone Kohdo Wood Collection will be available to purchase online from the
beginning of April. Lotus Blossom & water Lily is available in a Shower Gel, Cologne
and Home Candle while Dark Amber & Ginger Lily is available in a Bathing Soak,
Cologne and Home Candle.
About Jo Malone:
In 1994 Jo Malone opened her first store at 154 Walton Street London, selling a
collection of personal fragrances, skin care and a selection of Scented Candles and bath &
Today the World of Jo Malone continues to both constantly challenge convention and
educate on the way that fragrance can enhance everyday lives.
Beautiful packaging and thoughtful presentation is synonymous with the Jo Malone
brand. From the first moment the iconic gift bag with signature bow is received, a
sensorial journey begins. A Jo Malone gift is the perfect pleasure, a luxurious way
to create a lasting memory.
Jo Malone PR contact:
Assistant Public Relations Manager
Jo Malone Ltd
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0870 950 2618