Jo Malone Home: Would you pay £20 for a clothes hanger?

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.



  1. BlushCrush
    April 16, 2013 / 11:11 am

    I am a Jo Malone super fan, I literally got rid of every other fragrance I owned (much to the joy of my friends/family) and now alternate between around 9 Jo Malone fragrances, I literally can't get enough of this brand – but even I draw the line here – unless, and even then, it's still only a slight possibility, they end up fragrancing the entire wardrobe. Again however, I could purchase another one of their candles, which for £38 are huge, and needed minimal burning, if any, to really fragrance a room.When I saw these advertised I thought much the same as you "ooh, maybe for a wedding dress", but still probably not even then.Don't get me wrong, I would be thrilled to receive them, but my also Mulberry bag loving self, would NEVER pay £40 for a couple of hangers! Great review – and incidentally English Pear & Freesia is my favourite scent of all time, and I still couldn't even hand my money over for these xx

  2. @distract_me
    April 16, 2013 / 10:01 pm

    Um, no freaking way would I pay £20 for a coat hanger… I can definitely imagine them selling quite well though! xx

  3. Mi Reino Por Un Gloss
    April 17, 2013 / 10:43 am

    C´mon, 40 quid for a pair of hangers? Is the world going crazy? Even if I only swear by Jo Malone (which, by the way, nearly doubles its prize in Spain, fyi), I would never splurge so much money to hang my pretty clothes. I´d rather save up and buy a new bottle of their perfume!I agree with @distract_me when she says that they well sell off quite well…

  4. Tales of a pale face
    April 17, 2013 / 12:04 pm

    I love Jo Malone, but would much rather have another bottle of perfume for that price! x

  5. Garen
    April 18, 2013 / 9:43 am

    no no no far too extravagant. The worst thing is, this seems like it would a fun arts and crafts project to do yourself anyway; I'm not sure I'll ever be in the mindset to pay £20 for something that would be hours fun to make anyway.(I don't think you can really say the same for anything else, as you don't get your money's worth from hangers in quite the same way as clothes…)

  6. Hayley mills
    April 21, 2013 / 6:32 pm

    Ooh they look lovely! What a great idea!! : )

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