Tea, with its rich history and cultural significance spanning centuries, has long been cherished for its ability to soothe the soul and tantalize the senses. Yet, it is not only as a beverage that tea leaves have garnered admiration. The fragrance of tea, captured through meticulous craftsmanship and the harmonious blending of notes, has given birth to a collection of perfumes that evoke sensations of warmth, calmness, and contemplation.
In this fragrant exploration, I embark on a journey through the enchanting world of tea leaf perfumes, where we will unravel the secrets behind their creation, discover the diverse aroma profiles they offer, and reveal the most exquisite tea-infused scents that have graced the perfume industry. Whether you’re a tea aficionado, a fragrance enthusiast, or simply someone seeking a unique olfactory experience, join me as we steep ourselves in the captivating allure of the best tea leaf perfumes.
|Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret||2014||Tea leaf, Musk, Cranberry, lemon|
|Jo Malone Assam & Grapefruit||2013||Lotus, Assam Tea, Mandarin Orange, Oris Root|
|CK One Summer 2019||2019||Water Notes, Tea, Driftwood|
|Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber||2022||Bergamot, Vanilla, Musk, Earl Green Tea, Cucumber|
|Elizabeth Arden Green Tea||1999||Bergamot, Lemon, Mint, Tea, Jasmine|
|L’Occitane Raspberry and Matcha Tea||2018||Musk, Matcha Tea, Raspberry, Bergamot|
|Hermes L’Ombre Des Merveilles||2020||Black Tea, Tonka Bean, Incense|
|Omnia Crystalline||2013||Lotus, Mandarin Orange, Orris Root|
|Creed Silver Mountain Water||1995||Bergamot, Orange, Blackcurrant, Musk, Sandalwood|
|Miller Harris Tea Tonique||2015||Lemon, Petitgrain, Tea Leaf, Nutmeg, Peach blossom|
|Miller Harris Lost In The City||2018||Rhubarb, Blackcurrant, Lemon, Rose, Musk|
|L’Occitane The Vert||1999||Cedar, Orange, Jasmine, Mate, Nutmeg|
Table of Contents
- Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret
- Jo Malone Assam & Grapefruit
- CK One Summer 2019
- Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber
- Elizabeth Arden Green Tea
- L’Occitane Raspberry and Tea
- Hermes L’Ombre Des Merveilles
- Omnia Crystalline
- Creed Silver Mountain Water
- Miller Harris Tea Tonique
- Miller Harris Lost In The City
- L’Occitane The Vert
Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret
Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret is for me such a beautiful & unusual smell. It is a very delicate tea leaf scent accompanied by fresh peony, to me it reminds me of the feeling you get when you walk through a forest and its so humid that you smell the moisture around you. I absolutely adore this perfume, its so underrated yet so cool, definitely a perfume fairies would wear. The heart of the perfume has notes of white flowers, including jasmine and peony.
Jo Malone Assam & Grapefruit
Jo Malone’s Assam & Grapefruit is an aromatic fragrance that marries the briskness of tea leaves with the zest of grapefruit. The opening is a vibrant burst of citrusy grapefruit and the heart unfolds with the richness of Assam tea; a stronger tea note than most of the perfumes on the list. It also has cardamom & mate notes as well so it feels oriental and spicy, like an Indian tea.
CK One Summer 2019
CK One Summer 2019 is my recommendation for an everyday unisex tea fragrance. It is a fresh, clean tea with delicate water notes that will keep you feeling light all day. It is not musky or floral or fruity, but just a fresh, clean tea accord; the simplicity of it is actually very inviting and great for layering too! CK One Summer 2019 is a versatile and youthful scent, ideal for hot summer days, creating a sunny aura that’s both inviting and unisex.
Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber
Jo Malone’s Earl Grey & Cucumber is exactly what it says on the bottle, it smells just like drinking an Earl Grey tea with cucumber in it. If you don’t know what Earl Grey tea is, it’s a herbal aromatic tea famous in the UK and named after the man who invented it. It opens with a bright burst of bergamot, evoking the aromatic charm of the Earl Grey tea note. The heart unfolds with a delicate cucumber note which has a cooling effect. As it settles, the base notes of beeswax and vanilla provide a subtle warmth. It a great day time, everyday fragrance that is sort of unique yet clean & fresh.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea is one of the most famous tea fragrances. It is a very affordable. body spray type perfume which has a lot of citrus notes in. Even though it is tea fragrance, it is very fresh & uplighting, I recommend it as a fragrance to wear right after a shower or on a very hot summer day. As it dries down, the base notes of oakmoss and musk provide a grounding and comforting finish. For me, Green Tea is an aromatic and unisex scent suitable for daily wear.
L’Occitane Raspberry and Tea
L’Occitane Raspberry and Matcha Tea is a delightful fragrance that combines the sweetness of raspberries with the subtle complexity of tea leaves. It opens with a burst of juicy raspberry then fades into the soothing and aromatic essence of tea. Raspberry and Matcha Tea is a balanced fragrance, so if you are looking for a tea fragrance with fruity notes, you should check this one out.
Hermes L’Ombre Des Merveilles
Hermes L’Ombre Des Merveilles comes in this iconic ombre blue globe shaped bottle. This one has incense in, so if you like oriental perfumes you would love this. It has notes of tonka bean too which goes really well with incense and then you have fresh notes of tea sort of overlapping the entire perfume. In my opinion, L’Ombre Des Merveilles is very much a unisex fragrance that’s warm but at the same time quite light, and is suitable for evening wear or special occasions.
Bvlgari’s Omnia Crystalline is the perfume that inspired this blog post and is a very good example of a tea perfume. It is a clean, classy fragrance that opens with a bamboo & pear notes, followed by heart notes of fresh lotus & tea. When you first spray Omnia Crystalline it has this serene green & almost watery feel to it. I think it’s also a very sophisticated perfume that is not heavy at all but still stays for a really long time. It is great for office goers or professionals like doctors or lawyers. Omnia Crystalline is a versatile and timeless scent offering a clean and sheer experience reminiscent of pure serenity and natural beauty.
Creed Silver Mountain Water
Creed’s Silver Mountain Water is a luxurious tea fragrance that captures the essence of crisp, mountain air and natural beauty. It opens with a refreshing blend of citrus notes, including bergamot and mandarin, followed by notes of blackcurrant which add a subtle sweetness. As it dries down, the base notes of sandalwood and musk come through, but you do get tea notes all through the fragrance. It clings & stay on your clothes & skin for a long time so you will probably not need to reapply it.
Miller Harris Tea Tonique
Miller Harris Tea Tonique is a refreshing yet simple tea fragrance. It opens with a burst of zesty citrus notes, primarily bergamot and lemon and then you get notes of tea leaves which are quite aromatic but not overpowering. Tea Tonique is a unisex scent, like most of Miller Harris fragrances and suitable for daily wear.
Miller Harris Lost In The City
Miller Harris Lost In The City one of my favourites from the brand, also uses a bit of tea, the tea here is mixed with rhubarb & floral notes so its quite sweet but still really green & fresh. As it dries down, the base notes of patchouli and oakmoss are very warm and binds the perfume well together.
L’Occitane The Vert
L’Occitane’s The Vert is a more strong, a bit more masculine tea fragrance from the brand. It is a unisex perfume with tea & notes of bitter orange. The bitter orange in here is quite strong & sharp and might not be to everyone’s liking but is still a great recommendation if you prefer more masculine fragrances.