My bedroom is my sanctuary and my wardrobe the holy grail. A weekend doesn’t go by where I haven’t bought a new fragrance diffuser, invested in some cushions or just had to have another makeup storage unit. I’m very much into making my surroundings as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, quite happily burning a £40 candle before bed to make me relaxed and ready for the land of nod. But some things I have to draw the line at – and I think I’ve found my limit. I was kindly sent these new clothes hangers from Jo Malone London in celebration of their new Home range extension. They’re very beautiful and contain one of my favourite scents, Freesia and King Pear, to diffuse into your wardrobe and keep your favourite garments smelling fresh. My issue with these is that they’re £40 for a set of two clothes hangers, meaning you’re paying £20 for one. Twenty English pounds for a hanger to put your clothes on. Even my Mulberry-bag loving, champagne tasting, holiday booking brain can’t compute spending this much money on something you hang up a dress on. They come beautifully wrapped and look stunning in their black box, but I can’t imagine anyone buying these for themselves or even giving them as a gift. Can you imagine the look on someone’s face if you gave them a box and they opened it to find a couple of hangers inside? Considering the price of these is more than a 30ml bottle of the beautiful Jo Malone fragrances, it seems like an unecessary extravangance. The only scenario I could think that these would be relevant for is a gift for a bride-to-be who wanted to hang her wedding dress on something special, both before and after the ceremony. Then you can just about understand the purchase, when she’s just spent £2000 on flowers and has matched her table decorations to the 3rd course. Although these are certainly beautiful, you could spend that £40 on a new dress rather on something to hang the new dress on. What do you think about forking out this kind of money on something so simple?
Jo Malone clothes hangers are £40 for a pair. Available in boutiques now.