Cover story: Scents + sensibilities

This article first appeared in Options, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on July 1, 2019 - July 07, 2019.
Cover story: Scents + sensibilities
-A +A

Jean-Guillaume Trottier is the global brand president of quintessentially British fragrance house Jo Malone London, and is responsible for solidifying its premium position in the global artisanal fragrance segment. Under his stewardship, wit and whimsy rule the roost at the Estée Lauder-owned company, as does a strong creative spirit that drives it every day.


British perfumer Joanne Lesley Malone, founder of the now Estée Lauder-owned fragrance house Jo Malone London, has overcome many challenges — poverty and severe dyslexia as a child, and a damning breast cancer diagnosis that she bravely fought and survived as an adult. Despite all that — or perhaps, because of it — she has emerged as an innovator in the business, and is greatly respected for her ingenuity and imagination.

“Respect for creativity — what it does for your life, what you do for it. When you walk the road with creativity, it can be very isolating, because you’re the first one with the idea and there’s often no one around who believes in it. I don’t believe you own creativity; I believe it’s a relationship you have with it. When you acknowledge that relationship, really great things can happen,” she once said in a Forbes interview.


For the full story, pick up a copy of The Edge Malaysia (July 1, 2019) at your nearest news stands or visit