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    Any recommendations for fragrances that feature a black tea accord? In particular, an unsweetened black tea. Not green tea.

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    Start with Bulgari Pour Homme Soir!

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    Comme des Garcons Series 1 Leaves: Tea
    Annick Goutal Eau du Fier

    Both have more than tea going on though.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Comme des Garcons Series 1 Leaves: Tea
    Annick Goutal Eau du Fier

    Both have more than tea going on though.....
    That's fine. And thank you!

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    Parfumerie Generale L'eau Rare Matale

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    this thread is relevant to my interests.

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    I'm also interested especially if the scent also has a light jasmine note.

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    Memoire Liquide
    Souk Nocturne #301 EDP

    Notes of smoke, incense, black pepper, spices, black tea, resins.

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    Have you smelled Tea for Two by L'Artisan? Smoky (and milky) but the tea note is superb.

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    Bvlgari PH Soir. For me, I have yet to smell a better tea-based scent. It's one of my favs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Have you smelled Tea for Two by L'Artisan? Smoky (and milky) but the tea note is superb.
    Yes, Tea for Two is quite good and I own it. It strikes me as a Lapsang Souchong variety (i.e., smoky) of black tea, with some milk, and a touch of sweet and spice.

    The fragrance that provoked me to post this thread is Bois 1920 Sandalo e The, which couples black tea and sandalwood, with a rather spicy opening. The opening is a bit too much for me, but the drydown is fairly pleasant. It made me wonder what else in black tea is worth exploring.

    I have always preferred the smell of black tea to green tea.

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    You may also want to try Laura Tonatto Sandalo Per Teti.
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    Annick Goutal DUEL

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    Five O'Clock au Gingembre has a lapsang note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    Yes, Tea for Two is quite good and I own it. It strikes me as a Lapsang Souchong variety (i.e., smoky) of black tea, with some milk, and a touch of sweet and spice.

    The fragrance that provoked me to post this thread is Bois 1920 Sandalo e The, which couples black tea and sandalwood, with a rather spicy opening. The opening is a bit too much for me, but the drydown is fairly pleasant. It made me wonder what else in black tea is worth exploring.

    I have always preferred the smell of black tea to green tea.
    I think that in certain fragrances, I am anosmic to the tea. I wore / sampled the Bois 1920 several times and everytime I got a huge nose full of spices and aldehydes, and sadly no tea at all.

    I love the smell of black tea myself but honestly the only fragrance that really has a tea note that jumps up and becomes alive, is the T42. And the CdG one...but that one also smells like rubber tires and rose branches.

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    The new, limited L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse has a black tea note, with some suggestion of rose and tobacco.

    Nice boozy opening!

    I also like Annick Goutal's Duel, but the longevity is pathetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo View Post
    Annick Goutal DUEL
    This one

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    I like the black tea note in Gucci Pour Homme II.

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    La Treizieme Heure XIII (Cartier) leans towards a dark lapsang souchong tea vibe and it feels a lot like the leaves were smoke dried . . . really well, as it happens. Feels like quality.

    L'Heure Fougueuse IV has a great yerbamaté / hay / tea thing going on but it's a brighter, outdoorsy, horses riding round in a paddock nearby sorta thing. If you like Duel there's a pretty good chance you'll like this - it's drier, Duel actually seems a little sweeter than L'Heure Fougueuse to me.

    Both are beautiful and come with a price to match.

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    Lots of good tea scents already metioned. I second the two (overpriced IMO) Cartiers, Gucci 2, Tea for Two, Sandalo e The and Duel. The most literal interpretation of tea I have come across is Brousseau's The Brun. Now I drink as much tea as the next (English)man but I don't want to smell like I've bathed in Typhoo. I hated it.

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    You could always go with some black tea fragrance oil.

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    I just received my bottle of Gucci Pour Homme II in the post this morning and haven't stopped sniffing my wrist all day. Its an absolutely beautiful scent!! Yes it may lack the longevity and projection some people want from fragrances but I wear them for me who cares?!

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    La Treizieme Heure XIII (Cartier) leans towards a dark lapsang souchong tea vibe and it feels a lot like the leaves were smoke dried . . . really well, as it happens. Feels like quality.

    L'Heure Fougueuse IV has a great yerbamaté / hay / tea thing going on but it's a brighter, outdoorsy, horses riding round in a paddock nearby sorta thing. If you like Duel there's a pretty good chance you'll like this - it's drier, Duel actually seems a little sweeter than L'Heure Fougueuse to me.

    Both are beautiful and come with a price to match.
    +1 for that
    Mathilde Laurent is a tea lover, she made a tea common note for this line.
    I just add L'heure mystèrieuse XII a little the same black tea as in the XIII, without the heavy myrrh and burnt effect.

    Also Mandarine mandarin by SL: smoked tea, chinese spices (coriander), sparkling citrus, yuzu, sirupy orange flower.

    And the ancestor of L'heure fougueuse who is going to be re released: Iunx - L'eau Argentine if they are some maté enjoyers, it worth it.
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    On the lapsang end, check out Bulgari Black and Le Labo Patchouli 24.

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    Tokyo Milk Bulletproof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    The most literal interpretation of tea I have come across is Brousseau's The Brun.
    This one. Absolutely. No florals, no spice.
    Just.Blackest.Tea
    My motto for life: "If you have to choose, choose BOTH."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    The most literal interpretation of tea I have come across is Brousseau's The Brun.
    This one. Absolutely. No florals, no spice.
    Just.Blackest.Tea
    My motto for life: "If you have to choose, choose BOTH."

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    Palais Jamais by Etro smells likes a strong jasmine tea.

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