Wednesday, October 1

Think Pink

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In my 38 years I have know several cancer survivors and I have lost two very special women to this horrific disease - my grandmother and my mother-in-law.

Each year the number of designers raising funds to battle breast cancer and support research continues to grows. There are many great companies that design wonderful products for the purpose of giving a percentage of proceeds to cancer charities. There are too many to name in one post, so I decided to feature just one special product.

I chose the Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne. My mother-in-law, a woman of great style and grace, loved roses. She was an avid gardener and had several beautiful varieties in her backyard. As a young child I can also remember being surrounded by the scent of the roses in my grandmother's garden. The fragrance and beauty of her garden remains a special and vivid memory.

Jo Malone herself is a breast cancer survivor and created the beautiful Red Roses Cologne. The fragrance is composed of seven types of rose oils, crushed violet, lemon and spearmint. For every Red Roses Cologne sold throughout October a donation will be made to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's research programme.

6 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

My mother loves Rose perfume. I shall buy some for her. Thanks.

ALL THE BEST said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gesture.

Lecia said...

Lovely post - thanks for helping to raise awareness. My have had breast cancer twice and posted today about my personal experience. http://www.leciawphinney.com/

ALL THE BEST said...

Lecia, I just read your blog post. Thank you for sharing your personal story!
xoxo

Mrs. Blandings said...

And it is the yummiest color of blush - thanks for joining in.

Mary-Laure said...

Thanks for this very useful post. My mum adores the smell of roses and this cologne may be a fab present for her...