Earl Grey & Cucumber 2011

Earl Grey & Cucumber by Jo Malone
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Earl Grey & Cucumber is a perfume by Jo Malone for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is fresh-green. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Perfumer

Christine Nagel

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesCucumber
Base Notes Base NotesBeeswax, Musk, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.5 | 107 Ratings

Longevity

6.4 | 80 Ratings

Sillage

5.7 | 73 Ratings

Bottle

7.5 | 82 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 05.01.2021.

Interesting Facts

At the original release, the scent was part of the collection "Tea Fragrance Blends". It was later added to the permanent collection.
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Helpful Review    3  
Fine shy tea fragrance - Dreamy understatement
Earl Grey & Cucumber didn't end up moving in with me, but with a dear friend. I gave it away not because I disdain it, but because it just doesn't quite fit me. At least not as a fragrance to wear. The tea note is great, smells like Twinings' Earl Grey, possibly also like TWG's Earl Grey. Whereas the teas from TWG are at least as luxurious as some perfumes. They often exude a fabulous aroma that can be smelled even before you have opened the small tins. This fragrance is also in a class of its own, though it's too skin deep for me personally.
The cucumber note I can guess as an association, but it does not really open up to me. There was once a splash fragrance by Marc Jacobs called Cucumber. That one might be a better candidate for fans of cucumber scent. Both fragrances are, to my mind, unisex and their lightness is a kind of dreamy understatement. Earl Grey & Cucumber is typically English. Always appropriate and well crafted, as are other scents that have come under my nose from Jo Malone. Surprisingly unexciting. As is my said level-headed friend who prefers to spend her days in the garden. To me, he epitomises quiet days in the country, the kind we've spent together many times. If it fits, then age doesn't matter. It's an adaptable scent, with a slight warmth and spiciness and a hint of freshness. I'm fine with the filled tea tins on my tea shelf in this case. It's just a little too shy for me personally. The projection is only intense for a short while. The durability is nevertheless neat for a Eau de Cologne.

PS: A cup of tea with friends has never been wasted time. Oldschool, but sometimes silence also has its charm.

Cheers!
7 Replies
8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
3
Bottle
Gold

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Helpful Review    1  
A wonderful whisper of Earl Grey
Utterly lovely, a wonderfully balanced, refreshing composition.
This is meant to evoke the pleasure experienced when drinking a nice cup of Earl Grey tea. Christine Nagel managed to capture the smell of bergamot and jasmine without "overdoing" it. The fragrance offers a delicate impression rather than a loud and strong version of "Earl Grey". Bergamot can be felt in the topnotes, of course, whereas jasmine gradually emerges quite shyly on a bed of slightly aquatic notes mixed with apple. The drydown is lovely, too, with cedar and musk.
Well, there's just one little drawback: In the true Jo Malone-style, "Early Grey&Cucumber" is an Eau de Cologne, so it stays close to the skin and has little sillage. This said, it is still a wonderful scent that will have people around you sniffing the air with pleasure for the first 10 minutes after application (think of your bathroom). I used this as a pick-me-up fragrance for early mornings and had a 30 ml bottle, but I wouldn't mind owning a 100ml flacon of this gem!
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Statements

KingPinKingPin 2 years ago
4.5
Scent
6
Longevity
4
Sillage
7
Bottle
It actually smells like cucumbers (well, and tea). This is not necessarily a good thing.
Jazzy76Jazzy76 3 years ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
A very fresh and discrete unisex cologne , apparently simple , but with a complexe and well balanced bouquet. It's perfect in the hot season

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