Jo Malone Afternoon Tea at No 10

February 10, 2011

Daily Digest, Hair & Beauty, Lifestyle

Jo Malone Afternoon Tea at No 10

I was at Number 10 recently for an elegant afternoon tea hosted Jo Malone to celebrate the launch of Tea Fragrance Blends.

Don’t confuse this magnificent venue with Downing Street though; Number 10 is a beautifully restored Georgian House on Lower Ormond Quay in Dublin 1 and if you haven’t yet discovered it, please take the time to explore the website.

The owner, John Lynch, hires out the opulent first and second floors for “boutique and bespoke” events (Bono and The Edge have partied here with friends),  gave us the grand tour and confessed that he actually lives on the top floor.

A bevy of glossy fashionistas and beauty editors turned up for tea; picture the scene: finger sandwiches, warm scones served with clotted cream and homemade jam and miniature pastries, all served on fine bone china.

Guests included Laura Birmingham, Triona McCarthy, Kirstie McDermott and Brenda McCormick.  I sat next to Laura Whiston of Whisty Blogs Dublin Fashion, whose style always blows me away. Seen below in a Topshop wide brimmed hat and vintage leopard print scarf, she’s seriously knows how to wear the 70’s trend.


We drank tea by the china cup load and learned about the fragrances which, it turns out, that just as there’s a tea to suit everyone, there’s a Tea Cologne for every style and mood. 

Created by “The Oscars of Perfumers” winner Christine Nagel, who also created Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia,  Jo Malone has taken the most Irish and English of habits (drinking tea) and injected it with a dose of cool.

Choose between Assam and Grapefruit (warm patchouli, spicy cardamom and almond), Early Grey and Cucumber (with hints of vanilla and musk) or Fresh Mint Leaf (simple and fresh), and then mix them with a dash of Sweet Lemon (a fruity twist of pineapple, peach and fresh green cypress) or a splash of Sweet Milk (a sweet condensed milk smell).

These limited edition Tea Fragrance Blends come in 30 ml bottles only, €42 (£34) at Jo Malone counters in Brown Thomas and the airport from March.

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5 Responses to “Jo Malone Afternoon Tea at No 10”

  1. Rach Says:


    Just took a peek at her blog.. maybe awful for me to say this but, Whisty sure fancies herself!! I admire people who have a different look to others, infact Im quite envious sometimes; but while Whisty may have another look..she just takes photos of herself all day long?! To me that’s a bit vulgar.
    If you have a look, great, if it’s different even better; but to be sooo ott about it..emmm not so much

  2. Niamh Says:

    A lot of fashion blogs show off their owner’s personal style, that’s what it’s all about isn’t it? but back to Jo Malone, I wonder what these new perfumes smell like? can’t imagine tea smelling too good but the proof is in the pudding, I’ll be hot footing it into BT’s to try them if I need an excuse!

  3. Jane Tarant Says:

    What a great fashion blog. Have you smelled any of her fragrances? What do they smell like. I like the smell of tea, but there are so many types and not all of them smell that great.

  4. Annemarie Says:

    @ Niamh @ Jane Yes they smell divine but not of tea at all. More like a fresh cologne.

  5. Annemarie Says:

    @ Rach, I see your point but nawwh you’ve gotten the wrong impression of her! she’s lovely but that’s an aside – taking photos of herself is what her blog is all about, showcasing her own style

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