This is my first review on basenotes. Please forgive my ignorance in describing notes, projection, etc. I can simply state that this is a very, very nice clean masculine scent. I was searching for a refined, clean barbershop scent in the traditional English tradition, only without too much powder or florals I detected when exploring this genre. I was a bit timid in trying something too spicy...but decided to purchase Black Tea "blind" based on a recommendation from someone I trust (no samples are available as of this review) and a rapidly developing "street cred" for this scent. I was very glad I did... I think the description of Black Tea as a "modern barbershop cologne" is quite accurate. It is sharp, crisp with just enough spice & leather; not overpowering - and a very nice black tea note. No powder or florals here...Very clean & refined...think charcoal grey suit/starched white shirt and no tie. It's refined, but not formal & stuffy. I will also state that the gentlemen at Murdock's offer terrific customer service....like free shipping to the USA and samples of their facial products with my purchase. All in all a strong thumb's up.
Black Tea by Murdock
Rated #2270 in Fragrances
It opens with a fresh soft spicyness with clove, basil and nutmeg and smells really good. This is followed by a really wonderful black tea note that makes the scent a bit refreshing. As time moves forward you get some leather mixing in with the masculine spice followed by a musky woodyness. The scent has arm length projection and starts to quiten down after four hours then becoming a skin scent by hour five which is not bad for a cologne as some EDT's have the same longevity. The fragrance is of a high quality and the way the leather and spice mix together is good and I'm especially impressed with the strong black tea note which adds a extra dimension to the leather and spice. It is very masculine and a good modern barbershop cologne showing how the barbershop cologne has evolved compared to Trumpers, Floris scents etc.
Not bad. Soapy-clean opening, light spices and a hint of leather. Overall, a smooth, pleasant, masculine scent.
I took my boyfriend into Murdock for a traditional wet shave as a present (yes, they do those too!) and was thrilled to find Black Tea in the shop. It's just so spicy and unusual - works well on men and women and has a lovely fade on the skin. I love that on my boyfriend it really brings out the basil, and on me the leather middle note comes out strong. I also love anything with a musk note - so this is perfect. Masculine and lovely.
Black Tea by Murdock
|Top Notes||Madagascar Clove, Ceylon Nutmeg, Egyptian Basil, Paraguay Pepper|
|Base Notes||Woods, Musk, Birch tar|
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