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About Jo Fairley

Jo Fairley Chanel Rose de Mai harvest in Grasse

Jo Fairley at the Chanel Rose de Mai harvest in Grasse

We are delighted that Jo Fairley, renowned beauty journalist, benefactor to chocolate lovers everywhere, and fragrance expert, has consented to be our Scent Critic.

Josephine Fairley is twice winner of The Jasmine Award, given by the fragrance industry to recognise outstanding writing on perfume, and been shortlisted for this award on seven other occasions.  She is co-author of the bestselling Beauty Bible series of books, with Sarah Stacey, and together they run, which dispenses tell-it-like-it-is wisdom on every aspect of beauty.

Jo is a Contributing Editor to YOU Magazine and has written for an incredibly wide range of publications, from Harpers & Queen to The Times, Red to Elle, The Evening Standard to Waitrose Food Illustrated.  She is also co-founder, with her husband Craig Sams, of Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate.

For Jo – whose dressing table is cluttered with perfume flacons – scent has been a life-long passion, ‘right from the moment I first crushed a rose geranium leaf in my grandmother’s greenhouse’…’