Time for Tea? – The Fragrance Society

Tea in a perfume is nearly as refreshing as in a china cup. Notes paying homage to this favorite, soul-restoring beverage constituted of the dried leaves of the Camellia Sinensis on plantation slopes – have made their manner into an growing variety of compositions over time

Typically, in fact, the tea be aware required is deeper, darker, smoky and extra advanced, for there are as many sorts of tea in aromatic kind as there are scented brews to sup, and so perfumers can weave these richer layers into their tea fragrances. Whichever power you select, the impact is all the time uplifting and, we discover, supremely comforting amidst the present chaos of the world. So, nevertheless you’re taking yours, be sure that to hunt out a few of these tea-centric scents this season…



It’s remained an absolute fashionable basic because it was first launched in 1999 – however do you know the perfumer was none apart from Francis Kurkdjian? It completely is sensible, now, understanding his private penchant for radiant, spacious scents. Soothingly herbaceous and completely uplifting, refresh your senses with rhubarb, mint and orange-infused inexperienced tea above the powdery sophistication of carnation, musk and a evenly glowing base of amber and oakmoss. All the time pleasing.

Elizabeth Arden Inexperienced Tea £16.99 for 100ml eau de toilette


What number of instances have you ever let your self be nicely and really enticed by a perfume wafting from a restaurant terrace?’ asks Jovoy proprietor and Artistic Director, Francois Henin. Not practically typically sufficient for our liking, so we’re give in to the seductive delights of milky chai tea spiced with cardamom and ginger, because the floral breeze of frangipani flowers drifts in the direction of you on tendrils of sun-warmed airiness.

Jovoy Paris Bear in mind Me £130 for 100ml eau de parfum
Jovoy Mafair




With a wealthy (and Royal) heritage, Floris marked Her Majesty’s Jubilee yr with this fittingly timeless perfume, now a fond aromatic tribute. Intriguingly melding the cool powder of orris to the comforting be aware of oats, glowing blackcurrant and lime add vibrancy atop an ideal bouquet of roses. Amidst the prettiness, verdant violet leaves and herbaceous clary sage deliver nature to the fore whereas black tea, cedar and amber present a soothing, all the time steady base to depend on.

Floris Platinum 22 £200 for 100ml eau de parfum



An intensified model of the unique, patchouli has been invited to the celebration, a seamless ripple of noir that nuzzles on the silkiness of sandalwood and nutty tonka within the base. Cool cardamom slinks all through, mixed with smoky black tea, Bourbon vetiver, a lick of fig milk and dusting of orris. Carrying this, we all know those that’ve been adopted round supermarkets, begged to disclose their addictive scent.

BDK Parfums Gris Charnel Extrait £220 for 100ml extrait de parfum




Celebrating the historic locations the place the artwork of perfumery was born, spiriting us to the ‘desert winds and golden amber sands’ of the traditional ‘misplaced metropolis’ of Petra, Penhaligon’s entice adventurers to proceed their aromatic explorations by way of this vivaciously nostalgic, mystically beguiling composition. Candy fennel fronds brush vibrant bergamot, an incense-infused path of inexperienced tea refreshes, whereas rivulets of liquid myrrh purr within the base.

Penhaligon’s The Legacy of Petra £190 for 100ml eau de parfum



We’ve a partiality towards Lapsang Souchong, and plenty of a difficulty of the journal has been powered by its reassuring power. Carlos Huber developed this tribute with Calice Becker – plumes of fragrant smoke swirling via a forest, merging with temple incense and melding to the dramatic Wuyi Mountains vista. Magnificent! We had been fascinated to be taught from Arquiste the tea was developed by fleeing monks in 1646, preserving their leafy crops by smoking them over pinewood.

Arquiste Indigo Smoke £170 for 100ml eau de parfum


Written by Suzy Nightingale