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Tea Collection : Earl Grey & Cucumber (2011)
by Jo Malone London


Tea Collection : Earl Grey & Cucumber information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 49 votes)

People and companies

HouseJo Malone London
PerfumerChristine Nagel
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Tea Collection : Earl Grey & Cucumber

Tea Collection : Earl Grey & Cucumber is a shared / unisex perfume by Jo Malone London. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christine Nagel

Tea Collection : Earl Grey & Cucumber fragrance notes

Reviews of Tea Collection : Earl Grey & Cucumber

A nice fragrance with two complimentary notes and some light support of vanilla is pleasant enough for the short time it lasts. Earl Grey tea has a very distinctive fragrance note and that seems to carry the scent as I found the opening bergamot and cucumber to be fleeting at best. The latter stages are entirely Earl Grey and vanilla. Nice, but nothing I want to wear. The sillage and longevity is very low power as well, so nothing to recommend.
24th October, 2017
A dusky but clean note starts of with Earl Grey and Cucumber. Pleasant and comfortable. It feels a touch foody, but not in an annoying way. An enjoyable vibe.

A definite "tea" dry down. I'm now 9 hours post application. This reminds me of 5 o'clock au Gingembre by Serge Lutens, sans the ginger note. I don't pick up any cucumber now, it's all the tea accord at this point. I like it, but wouldn't buy a bottle.
22nd February, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening phase really has no tea in it. It is a fresh-ish bergamot start, but after a while I get a pleasant cucumber impression, bring back the experience of cucumber sandwiches. At times a slightly green impression is present that could be regarded as a very subtle rendering of some aspects of a very weakly brewed and somewhat generic rendering if a black tea note, but it is not a very convincing one, unlike the nice cucumber impression

The second stage is a somewhat sweet vanilla-honey note that again is not bad, but very much in the generic side, even somewhat bland.

I get soft sillage, limited projection and four hours of longevity on my skin.

A pleasant spring creation, not bad and designed for layering but not convincing even with this adjusted standard of expectation as to the quality of this scent. 2.75/5.
10th June, 2016
Safe and pleasant but subject to the usual host of projection/longevity criticisms to which Jo Malone colognes are usually subjected, Earl Grey and Cucumber is on par with some of the better fragrances that I've tried, like Blue Agava & Cacao and Red Roses. The two titular notes blend well, with other elements, like musk and beeswax, sealing the deal from a bright opening with bergamot to a sweet dry down with vanilla, cedar, and beeswax. Very good "fresh to sweet" transition.

Obviously a more ideal choice for summer than winter but as it's not overloaded with citrus, this could work year-round, despite the disadvantages of lacking projection and longevity (it does not radiate beyond a foot and only is beyond a skin scent for a few hours). It's not lacking in identity, but as with other Jo Malones, price is the biggest objection for overall strength of the product.

6 out of 10
28th May, 2015
I have to admit I was expecting something very different. I do smell some bergamot in the top, implying earl grey, but it's cut with sugary lemon, while the cucumber is mostly just a quiet green hum that I never would have placed. But the thing that makes it different is that it's quite milky, which makes for a rather strange juxtaposition when placed next to the sweet, bright elements. By the end of the day, it takes on a cocoa vibe as well, so it's kind of like musky chocolate milk. I think I may be making this sound a bit more compelling than it is. It may be doing interesting things, but it does them in a very understated way.

I don't want to immediately write this off for not being the upfront tea smell I expected, and the chocolate milk thing is actually kind of clever, if not my style, so I'll upgrade to a neutral review, which probably could have been a positive if it had just asserted itself a bit more.
28th May, 2015
I really donít know where all the other notes are on this one; all Iím getting is a super strong earl grey tea. To work for me, it would have to have been softer and cut better with the other notes.
10th July, 2014

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