Seems as if most people incorrectly identify the Lapsang Souchong
tea smell as rubber or burning rubber
Anyone familiar with this tea will instantly recognise the note as such. I love Lapsang Suchoung and its smoky smell and therefore Black is great to my nose. It is of course a black tea and therefore has the olfactory traits that differ greatly from green teas. Many people who aren't tea drinkers simply state 'tea note' when describing a fragrance but there is of course such a wide range of tea and associated smells that it makes a difference when you consider the type of tea. Bvlgari Black is perhaps the best case in point.I would highly recommend that you get a good whiff of Lapsang Souchoung tea before blind buying
, it's not a smell that everyone likes and I can understand how people think it's the smell of rubber, burning or otherwise. Go to a tea shop and have a cup of it and then you will know whether or not the frag is for you. I don't think you should blind buy unless you're already familiar with the tea.
After the Lapsang Souchong note it dries down to a lovely vanilla gourmand. A great fragrance for cooler climes!