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    Default Gen-mai cha tea: Any perfumes that smell like this?

    I adore the smell of gen-mai cha -- green tea mixed with roasted and puffed rice. It's both savory and sweet at the same time, with slight caramel notes from the roasted rice.

    Even with the popularity of green tea scents over the last few years, I never found one that's quite like gen-mai cha. Does anyone know of a scent that reproduces this smell?


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    Default Re: Gen-mai cha tea: Any perfumes that smell like this?

    There's only one that comes off the top of my head, and that's One Umbrella for Two by Floraiku.

    I'd never smelt it before in fragrance, and when the über-realistic note hit my nose, I laughed in surprise. It's the funniest thing I've ever smelt. Too bad about the price though.

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    I love genmaicha too. Alas, I've never come across anything like it in terms of perfume.

    For people who haven't tried it... imagine green tea with a hint of caramelised rice crispies. Shouldn't work, but its fantastic.

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    Default Re: Gen-mai cha tea: Any perfumes that smell like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by zachong View Post
    There's only one that comes off the top of my head, and that's One Umbrella for Two by Floraiku.

    I'd never smelt it before in fragrance, and when the über-realistic note hit my nose, I laughed in surprise. It's the funniest thing I've ever smelt. Too bad about the price though.
    That certainly sounds entertaining. Looking it up, I see the prices are not only outrageous ($300USD for the full presentation of 60mls, even the refill is $3/ml), but the line is created by the founders of Memo -- a house with far more style than substance, IMO. Still, I might try to find a sample of One Umbrella. The notes sounds right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    For people who haven't tried it... imagine green tea with a hint of caramelised rice crispies. Shouldn't work, but its fantastic.
    Good description!

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    Default Re: Gen-mai cha tea: Any perfumes that smell like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    That certainly sounds entertaining. Looking it up, I see the prices are not only outrageous ($300USD for the full presentation of 60mls, even the refill is $3/ml), but the line is created by the founders of Memo -- a house with far more style than substance, IMO. Still, I might try to find a sample of One Umbrella. The notes sounds right.



    Good description!
    There is one that I made around this tea.. It's
    http://www.jardinsdecrivains.com/en/...fum-mixte.html

    I love it. It also has this slightly sweet smell.

    I so far have been disappointed with all Floraiku perfumes..

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