“Oranges and lemons say the bells of St. Clement’s.” As fresh as cockney euphemism, this traditionally English Eau de Cologne (reworked here as an Eau De Parfum) is nonetheless chic and contemporary. The rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’ (1740), about church bells within or close to the City of London, inspired the title and scent, and adequately announces the pealing, vivacious citric energy embodied herein. Oranges, lemons and bergamot ensconce neroli in their liquid light and under their juicy gaze, this blossom grows more opulent and indulgent. Notes of Earl Grey tea add just the right amount of stateliness to this playful affair, wafts of the bergamot-blessed, lightly tannic black tea countering all the sugar and champagne fizz of the top notes. Ylang ylang interweaves it’s fruity, satin finish with the earthy spice of vetiver in a base so light and fresh. Still, this gravity-defiant position is precisely how Heeley has created a new English classic. Imagine a man raised in Mayfair, living Richmond; on a break from business in Bermondsey as he enjoys his tea with Mirte Maas. Crystalline and elegant.
Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Mandarin, Neroli, Petitgrain, Earl Grey Tea, Ylang-Ylang, Vetiver