Tea for Two -- tea, smoke, and honey
I love tea. Both as a drink and as a scent. I've checked out Jenson's great "Tea based Scents" thread at http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=211163 but it doesn't seem to be exactly my "cup of tea" -- which right now is finding something in the same style of T42's smoky heavenly sweetness. I love what Giacobetti did with the honey very much, and think that it's what makes T42 what it is. I find that it's a scent that pleases the wearer really much. The scent I'm finding doesn't have to be a Tea-based scent, but anything of a similar style or something that evokes Tea would make many BNers I can think of, including myself, very happy. Your help would be appreciated.
Here are some thoughts on some vials and scents I have around:
S.L. Five o' Clock au Gingembre -- Tea time? A bit on the weird side. I like the ginger in this very much, but I'm not yet sure if I prefer it or Rousse. I feel like.. a gingerbread man wearing this. (Not a bad thing!)
Bvlgari Black -- It's also smoky and sexy, but it evokes a totally different mood. Yes, I do detect tea somewhere in there.
Gucci PH II -- Tea for Two eau fraiche? The bergamot in this seems to transform the black tea into something like... Lipton Lemon. I like this a lot actually.
Here are some shortlisted ones for sampling, which I have not yet tried: (would love to hear what you think)
L'eau Rare Matale by Parfumerie Generale
Un Crime Exotique by Parfumerie Generale
CDG Tea -- Mikeperez posted that if you like Dzing!, you might like Tea, so I'm curious!
Ava Luxe Black Tea