Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jo Malone Tea Fragrance Blends

Ready for a spot of  tea ?  Jo Malone tea , that is, and tea scents to be exact.

Tea consists of 5  new tea inspired colognes to be worn on their own or to layer as the brand likes to encourage with all it's fragrances.  

As a tea drinker/fan as well as perfume enthusiast , naturally I was drawn to these.  They are all light , fresh and a bit reviving, like a good spot of tea should be.  Personal favorites are Fresh Mint Leaf Cologne and Earl Grey and Cucumber . The exact opposite of what I assumed my favorites would be by simply reading the descriptions. ( I tried all but the Sweet Milk. )

Assam & Grapefruit-  Reminds me more of white tea than black ,but it veers back and forth between more tea smelling and the sweeter grapefruit note.   As it dries down the cool cardamom comes in mixing with the citrus and adding some spice. 

Sweet Lemon- Is  the deceiving one as it's not very lemon at all but very vetiver and cypress. It's green and probably the strongest of the group. I tried layering this over Assam but the power of the vetiver was what came through.  Very unisex and one for the green note lovers out there.

Fresh Mint Leaf- Bracing, a wakeup  or eye-opener of a scent.  Strong notes of spearmint with a hint of sweetness and very mint tea like. I liked this far more then I expected. I don't find myself drawn to mint notes , but when I tried this, I  loved  it's fresh prettiness. I seriously couldn't stop sniffing my hand.  So if you like mint, then this will be a winner.

Earl Grey & Cucumber- Starts off with  beautiful bergamot as would be expected. Earl Grey, the tea, is deliciously fragrant and this is very reminding of a soft  version of that in the beginning. It's dry scent  which then gets a hit of vanilla  as well as the cucumber which I only detected a little.

So are you ready for some tea? What blend sounds like your favorite?

Jo Malone Tea Fragrance Blends are LE and 
available on http://www.jomalone.com/ , Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Neimans and more.

Each 30ml cologne spray  is $ 55.00 ( Notice the great 1 oz size bottle )

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