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Earl Grey & Cucumber (2011)
by Jo Malone London


Earl Grey & Cucumber information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 52 votes)

People and companies

HouseJo Malone London
PerfumerChristine Nagel
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Earl Grey & Cucumber

Created as part of the Limited Edition Tea Collection.

Earl Grey & Cucumber fragrance notes

Reviews of Earl Grey & Cucumber

Was a bit letdown by what, in itself, is an okay fresh citrus-green scent from Jo Malone.

Notes in this formulation include: Top=apple, bergamot, jasmine, aquatic notes; heart=cucumber, angelica, davana; base=vanilla, bees wax, cedar, musk.

The makers of this scent ended up creating an experience which is slightly Earl Grey for a moment, with an unconvincing cucumber note next to it. Those morph into a cup of coffee, sugar and cream that mess with my expectations greatly. :-/

I am an avid fan of Earl Grey, and I did detect the signature bergamot note nestled in this scent. But overall, Earl Grey & Cucumber feels different than what I would have liked, and I disagree respectfully with the ingredients used to create this one.
10th October, 2018
Very nice. Smells like what it sounds like, of Earl Grey tea and cucumber. It leans slightly feminine in my opinion. Good sillage, and moderate longevity.

21st July, 2018
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

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