Karen Elson

Jo Malone London brings a Brit spirit — and personalized scents — to Beverly Hills

Jo Malone London brings a Brit spirit — and personalized scents — to Beverly Hills

What would Los Angeles smell like if it were bottled as a fragrance? According to British model and singer Karen Elson, the City of Angels would smell like a sparkling and refreshing adaptation of lime.

Elson would know. After decades of modeling and serving as the face of various beauty brands, she has been named the latest Jo Malone London Girl, joining model and fashion fixture Poppy Delevingne.

“L.A. has got that sort of freshness to it with all of the lime trees,” said Elson, speaking from the garden of the Chateau Marmont, a favorite haunt since she began her modeling career 21 years ago. “It’s the first thing that comes to mind,...

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