White tea is such a delicate, delectable treat. Drinking a freshly brewed cup can bring a smile to even the grumpiest of faces (mine, for example).
To be sure, Au the Blanc starts off pleasant enough-- slightly sweet/slightly musky. No discernible tea note, but maybe, I thought, it's not a literal interpretation.
Over time, though, a strong metallic/aquatic note began to take over and didn't give up until I washed it off-- 6 hours later. Very 90's unisex. Not for me.
Tea notes are something im on a constant search for, and I blind bought this based on how much I love Au Thé Rouge. It doesn't have the same warm, brewed tea as ATR, but it certainly has the character (for a little while) of dry tea leaves. It isn't a head turner, but the gentle white musk and faintly dry leafiness is pleasant, and not too boring.
Aah, this is interesting. It's very clean and very safe, but unlike its big older brother The Vert, the tea note here actually smells like real true honest-to-goodness tea. I don't know how they got that note so right but it smells a lot like my loose-leaf tea. That note comes out almost right away. I've tried a few fragrances with a tea note, but this is the one to get it right.
Pepper and artemisia are listed but i'm not getting much of either. The tea fades into white musk and ambrette, and it's a very soft and smooth accord. I get something vaguely floral in the middle too but haven't quite picked out what kind of floral--like an artificial hint of rose, perhaps.
The base of this is what Parfums de Nicolai - Mixte's base should have been: smooth and cozy. All in all I sort of prefer this over The Vert because there's no slight sour tone as it goes on but instead it gets cleaner. Lasts longer than the standard EDC, more like an EDT. Not a ton of longevity but a scent this clean and safe is more just for you and the people right by you anyway.
This eau is the epitome of fresh, and indeed unisex. A beautiful fragrance which, although subtle and light, has a lot of staying power for me. However, I find the musk overpowering all the other notes after about an hour. For fans of musk, this is a wonderful, light, all-purpose fragrance. For those who prefer a light scent without the musk, Bulgari's Green Tea is an excellent choice (and one of my personal favorite perfumes of all time).
Light and fresh
A perfumed water for summer - light, please, a bit of citrus in the top note and a delightful white tea note, with a touch of white pepper and a touch of white musk. Very ephemeral and gone after and hour - it is a perfumed water after all. Nice.