6 must-have fragrances if you love tea
Warm up your winter with these spritz-on brews
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / July 05 2017
While coffee has its place in kickstarting your morning, nothing beats a warm cup of tea to soothe the senses. As a tradition that’s withstood the test of time, it’s something that most nationalities have celebrated through history and certainly one that everyone can embrace. Take your obsession with all things tea to the next level with a fragrance enhanced by the mellow flavour, in addition to other yummy ingredients.
If you’re into oriental blends
We know that tea bags from the supermarket certainly have their place as a daily pick-me-up, but a seriously good brew of rare tea from China or India (which can fetch up to thousands of dollars per kilo), can seriously lift spirits. Jo Malone’s latest range of tea-based fragrances pay homage to the Asian tradition, and our top pick is Darjeeling Tea Cologne, which is filled with the floral tea note, along with slightly sweet jasmine, freesia and apricot.
If you like a bit of spice
On the other end of the spectrum, L’Artisan Parfumeur Tea For Two EDT is a much darker fragrance, with the feature ingredient being smoky lapsang souchong tea (a black tea from China). In addition, the scent also welcomes spicy cinnamon, grounding anise and a touch of tasty ginger to give the overall experience more depth and ease of wear.
If you like lighter notes
In addition to its intriguing name, the juice inside ALTAIA Don't Cry For Me EDP is just as brilliant, and shows off notes of jasmine tea, freesia and cherry flower along with cashmere wood and ambrette for a bit of depth. The overall vibe is airy, fresh yet vibrant at the same time, and is interestingly a nod to the busy streets of Buenos Aires.
If you like a distinct flavour
Le Labo Thé Noir 29 EDP is as potent as it is memorable, and is a true icon in the Le Labo family. All the notes inside this fragrance blend are bursting with character; there’s super-sweet fig, aromatic bay leaves, bright bergamot, smooth vetiver, sharp black tea leaves and a lovely base of musk to finish.
If you like a crisp taste
Look no further than Elizabeth Arden White Tea EDT if you’re after a light blend that’s just like a zingy iced tea. It brings together a fruity floral mixture of Italian mandarin, white tea, white iris, tonka bean and musk. Can’t get enough of this beautiful scent? It’s good to know that they’ve also got a body cream, shower gel and hand cream if you want to strengthen the smell of the fragrance.
If you’re obsessed with high tea
Penhaligon’s Equinox Bloom EDP may not contain a tea note as such, but its creation was inspired by the tradition of enjoying afternoon tea. Inside, you’ll find a blend of light and gorgeous florals such as violet leaves, orange blossom absolute, frangipani and jasmine sambac absolute; a crowd-pleasing base of ambrox; and t sweeter notes of brown sugar and chantilly accord to top it off. The result is as elegant as you’d expect from this English brand, and is fitting for those who are after a softer finish.
If fruity floral fragrances are more your thing, here are 8 spritzes to satisfy your tastebuds.
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Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.