Tea & Perfumery

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Tea and Perfumes are essential part of daily life for me and I wanted to write about how they both work together.


There are many different Tea types and the most famous ones are:


Black Tea - undergoes through oxidation, have different taste, from Bergamot-scented to velvety soft oriental taste

Green Tea - contains less caffein, has many undertones and accents

White Tea - delicate, gentle, subtle, complex, you must approach it in a special way

Oolong Tea - undergoes partial oxidation, has different flavors and Milk Oolong if the most famous

Dark Tea - aged tea, usually contains special bacterias that give perfect excellence

Puer Tea - aged tea, has special technology. One of the most mysterious types of Tea

Yellow Tea - similar to Green but more subtle

Herbal Tea - made of different herbs, berries, roots and plants



Why smell Tea Tree oil?

Aromatherapy tells us that if you like Tea Tree scent you are a person who is able to find a pleasure in your body and, certainly, you are a creative person.

You can use Tea Tree oil to recover from different traumas, especially connected with personal relationship and stimulate creativity.


So, how about Tea scent in Perfumes?

Most probably Tea scent will give you perception of purity, organic and healthy environment, refined feelings and futuristic well-being. Of course, it depends on what Raw Materials Perfumers used to recreate the scent of Tea and which way they wanted to introduce it. Some Perfumes have green&vegetable accords, some smoky, some fruity. I've mentioned several Perfumes that you certainly must try if you are keen in Tea scent.


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Tea Ceremony


Tea Ceremony is Perfume Story alike, it must be properly introduced. You will have way greater appreciation and be able to find many accents of Tea if you have good explanation of where the Tea comes from and how it is sourced, and then, how you make/brew it.

Same for Perfumes, you will see unseen beauty of the scent only if you know what ingredients are inside, where these ingredients come from and how they are harvested, and then, what idea of the Perfume. Story of Perfume must have a connection with you, or you must create a story for your Perfume.



Recommended list of Tea-scent Perfumes (certainly there are more albeit I decided to mention of the most famous and prominent ones):


Atelier Cologne Oolong Infini

Atkinson's Amber Empire

Annick Goutal L'Île au Thé

By Kilian Imperial Tea

By Kilian Bamboo Harmony

Creed Silver Mountain Water (yes, ther is Tea inside as well)

Guerlain Teazzurra

Guerlain Acqua Allegoria Herba Fresca

Hermès Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan

Jo Malone London Earl Grey & Cucumber (Jo Malone has wide Perfume Tea Collection but this is the best one)

L'Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two (discontinued)

L’Artisan Parfumeur Thé Pour Un Eté

Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate

Odin 08 Sevlon

Parfums de Nicolai Fig Tea

Penhaligon's Malabah

The Merchant of Venice White Tea



I'd love to hear your opinion on Tea scent and what Perfumes would you recommend to try.



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