Perfume guru Jo Malone: "Breast cancer treatment took my sense of smell. I thought it had gone forever"
JO MALONE TALKS ABOUT HER INCREDIBLE SENSE OF SMELL AND HOW SHE LOST IT DURING TREATMENT FOR BREAST CANCER
Perfumer Jo Malone joined us to talk about her amazing career - and how life saving treatment for breast cancer caused her to lose her sense of smell.
"I thought everyone could smell what I smell, but they can't. I smell fragrance before I see colour," Jo, who believes her incredible ability to smell may be because she is dyslexic, told us. "Dyslexia is not a disability, it's the ability to think differently."
Jo lost her sense of smell during treatment for breast cancer in 2003.
"It took my sense of smell. I thought it had gone forever. After I quit Jo Malone and walked away, it came back eight weeks later. How cruel is that?" she said. She went on to set up Jo Loves.
"I just missed it, I missed creating fragrance," she explained. "It's like if someone took away your voice, you'd be lost."