Jo Malone: Earl Grey & Cucumber

Monday, 8 July 2013

I got given this fragrance three weeks ago as a gift from my sister at her wedding – she gave each of us bridesmaids plus the Mothers involved a bottle. I thought it was such a special idea as she had spent hours in the Jo Malone store choosing a fragrance she felt best suited each of us. I couldn’t have chosen better myself!

I got give the Earl Grey & Cucumber cologne which sounds really strange but has to be up there with my top three scents I’ve ever smelt. This was originally a limited edition, but was bought back by popular demand as a permanent fragrance.  I was so chuffed with it and definitely one that I will repurchase over and over again because it reminds me of her special day and, obviously, because I just adore it.
The cologne  is a delightful blend of Earl Grey tea, Cucumber, Bergamot, Vanilla, Musk and Beeswax. It's wearable for day and night as it's light but powerful - it has some serious staying power but it isn't overbearing at all. It literally sums up a lazy summers day, yet still very fresh and sparkling. 

I’m going to try and layer this with my other favourite, Wild Bluebell, and see what I come up with. Next on my list is Velvet Rose & Oud.

I love the Jo Malone scents and the fact that you can layer one on top of the other for an interesting blend – my sister used Lime, Basil & Mandarin combined with Blue Agava & Cacao, by far the most beautiful wedding scent she could have opted for.
So excited to try more from this brand – hoping I can try and find the candle and diffuser in Earl Grey & Cucumber. R620 for 30ml’s, R1300 for 100ml.

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  1. Oh my gosh,
    My favourite tea is now in a fragrance too.
    An anniversary coming up, yaayyyyy.
    Instructions to the Waterfront

    1. Do yourself a favour - honestly! I am addicted. Jo Malone can be found next door to Zara opp MAC store

  2. I'm wearing Earl Grey & Cucumber right now, it's a very pretty scent, but it doesn't last long on my skin :(

    I do have Wild Bluebell too, which I love wearing in spring time. The Jo Malone store is such a temptation!

    1. It seems to last pretty well on my skin, but every now and again I do top it up. I remember I went to an Estee Lauder launch and they said perfume should be refreshed every 3 hours... But yes, agreed, Jo Malone is far too tempting and far too expensive here in SA Rands :(