Jo Malone Tea Fragrance Blends - Limited Edition Fragrances for Spring 2011

Jo Malone Tea Fragrance Blends
Spot of tea anyone?  This spring, Jo Malone will be launching five piece limited edition collection of colognes inspired by the art of tea.  Tea Fragrance Blends are five new and modern fragrances interpreting the most British of ideals: tea.  The collection consists of: Assam & Grapefruit, Earl Grey & Cucumber, Fresh Mint Leaf, Sweet Lemon and Sweet Milk. 

Jo Malone's philosophy of Fragrance Combining lends the wearer to create a unique and immensely personal perfume for themselves.  I love the idea of layering scents like painting a portrait or creating a sumptuous dessert. It just makes everything so much more personal.

Here are descriptions of the fragrances from the press release.  I think some of them sound delicious!

Assam & Grapefruit Cologne
Invigorating and upbeat, Assam & Grapefruit captures the qualities of that first cup of morning tea.  Refreshing grapefruit and herbaceous Assam are blended with undertones of warm patchouli, spicy cardamom and almond.
Add a creamy richness with a splash of Sweet Milk to deepen and sweeten the scent of black tea.

Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne
A playful twist on the British tradition of high tea, cucumber sandwiches served with Earl Grey, distilled into a modern, intriguing scent. Fresh and fruity bergamot is cooled with cucumber and warmed with a base of beeswax, vanilla and musk.
Refresh and uplift by layering with zesty Sweet Lemon.

Fresh Mint Leaf Cologne
A refreshing tisane of freshly picked mint, translated into a crisp, clear cologne.
A blend of mint, basil and maté infuses this cologne with a green, leafy clarity, while a warm base is created by the partnership of cedarwood with musk.
Think pretty and fresh by adding a mist of zesty, fruit-infused Sweet Lemon.

Sweet Lemon Cologne
Mirroring the custom of adding a slice of freshly-cut lemon or a sprinkle of sugar to a cup of just-brewed tea, Sweet Lemon is given a fruity twist with pineapple, peach and fresh green cypress.

Sweet Milk Cologne
Utterly English, a dash of sweet, creamy milk gives tea a rounded richness. The unique milk accord combines star anise, almond and vanilla to create a warm, comforting scent.  Addictively sweet and unexpectedly fresh.

These limited edition fragrances will launch in stores in early March 2011.  
The Tea Fragrance Blends will be $55 US / $70 CAN for each 30ml Cologne and available at, Jo Malone boutiques, Bergdorf Goodman and select Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide.

I know acids and bases don't mix, but I am most looking forward to the Sweet Lemon and Sweet Milk Colognes.  I love perfume, and I love tea.  So I am really excited about this collection!