Saturday, June 1, 2013

Review: Front Porch's Iced Tea with Lemon

Memorial Day was the unofficial start of summer. If you read in my last entry, I'm not a fan of hot weather...I do, however, love drinking cold drinks on hot days.
...and summer gives me an excuse to make and drink tea!
I love tea. Tea with lemon is even better.
When Bath & Body Works came out with their ultra-fab London Calling scent, I was amazed at how much I loved it....but I only bought one. Once it is off the shelves, that's most likely it, and I was afraid they wouldn't bring it back.
I cried into my candle* for many a day before I talked myself into burning it. "It's just a candle," I thought to myself, "no big deal. Something else will come along and I will love it and B&BW will take it away. I'm used to this cycle" (READ: FLOWER SHOP. BRING IT BACK, BATH & BODY WORKS)

Front Porch's attempts at tea with lemon is quite fantastic. The tea note is strong, and the lemon is, too, and yet they mix so well together. The tea smells like black tea, and the lemon is just that, not cleaner and not bakery. It will do in a pinch if I am out of London Calling, that's for sure. I went a bit crazy and bought 6 packs of this when London Calling was taken out of stores. WHAT! Wouldn't you if you found out your favorite scent was going bye-bye?

Front Porch's Iced Tea with Lemon
Cold Rating8/10; great balance of bitter black tea and zesty lemon. It even SMELLS refreshing!
Lit Rating: 8/10; just splendid, perfect for a warm spring or summer afternoon!
Throw Rating: 8/10; very strong throw! Could smell this all over the house.
Overall Rating: 8/10; obsessed with cold drinks on hot days. Tea and lemon obsession. Obsession by Calvin Klein. Obsession, 1976, directed by Brian De Palma. "Obsession," by Frankie J. featuring Baby Bash (circa 2003).

* = Not factually accurate, that would just be sad.


  1. I am so thirsty right now. and I'm adding this scent to my next FP order. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend, thankfully, not hot yet. :)

    1. Hi! I know what you mean about being thirsty, sometimes, I can hardly quench my thirst! Sometimes wax doesn't help, lol!

      You should really try this scent, it's lovely! Hope you're ALSO having a wonderful weekend! Suck inside today, the Rock N' Roll Marathon is going on right down the street! :)

  2. OMG Sounds so good. Must have some! Love your blog!

    1. You really need to try this scent! It's quite amazing! :)

  3. I absolutely love love LOVE this scent! It's so refreshing and delicious. I think it's my favorite lemon tea scent that I've smelled thus far!

    1. Front Porch makes great tea scents! Tea & Danish is good, hints of sweetness, but I missed the lemon from this! :)

  4. Ooh, I need to try this. I still have about half a Yankee Tea & Honey small jar left and some tarts, but completely missed out on London Calling.


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