I’ve always lusted after an invite to Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball. And last week it finally arrived. The glitz, the glam, the frocks, the gossip….I could dine out on that invite for years.
Oh no, wait a minute, looks like it’s wishful thinking on my part…
The invitation in question is to meet David Furnish at Jo Malone’s Sloane St. store to launch ‘White Tie & Tiara’, a limited edition fragrance, in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.
I admit, at first I was a little bit crushed to discover my error. Who wouldn’t want to be a fly on the wall at the biggest charity ball on earth? But after meeting the lovely Mr. Furnish and hearing him speak about the amazing work they’ve been doing in Africa with the proceeds from the charity – they’ve helped over 25,000 children infected with or orphaned from the disease - I figure mine is the better ticket.
White Tie & Tiara is a super chic white floral scent inspired by Elton and David’s garden in Windsor. Initially unveiled at the Ball, it’s now been issued for us all to enjoy. So not only will we all smell great but the proceeds go to a good cause too.
Top tip: do a little bit of bespoke fragrance blending, Elton style, by mixing white Tie & Tiara with Jo Malone Grapefruit, which brings an aromatic burst to the fragrant floral infusion.
- Annabel Jones