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Tribal Black Tea (2011)
by Illuminum

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Tribal Black Tea information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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About Tribal Black Tea

Tribal Black Tea is a shared / unisex perfume by Illuminum. The scent was launched in 2011

Tribal Black Tea fragrance notes

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Reviews of Tribal Black Tea

This is probably the closest I've encountered to a proper Earl Grey tea smell in a perfume, which is something I've been hunting down for years. It smells to me like mostly bergamot and bay leaf, and I can smell how the cardamom adds a fruity roundness as well.

But then there's that "amberwood", which is a that cheap aquatic "woody amber" base used in pretty much every unremarkable men's mall perfume. That's an automatic downvote from a thumbs-up to a neutral for me. And it seems odd that the use of this base doesn't do anything to add to Tribal Black Tea's longevity.

So I'm conflicted. I really like the Earl Grey smell while it lasts, but hate the base. I could see myself falling in love with this and forgiving its flaws if I took the time, but my sample is running out, so I guess that's it...
19th August, 2020
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Good Tea Scent

In the opening the black tea jumps at me; it is open, frank, and direct and of good quality, and lacks the more extreme harshness of Bvlgari Black. A nice bergamot-based citrus freshness that stays in the background is complemented by a cardamom note; and all this is balanced well against a restrained amber drydown. Overall an impressive tea scent, with a good silage and projection. Longevity is about three hours on my skin.

02nd June, 2013
If you're not obsessed by tenacious longevity and monster sillages, Tribal Black Tea is a pretty decent composition that is worth checking out. A sparkling concoction of black tea and citruses enriched by a very nice cardamom note. A fresh, summery fragrance that wears like an Eau De Cologne. Probably a tad dull and slightly synthetic during the woody-amber driven drydown, yet somewhat presentable. Maybe a bit overpriced.



10th May, 2012

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Illuminum Perfume Tribal Black Tea 100ml 3.4 oz

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