Why You’ll Want To Smell Like Tea This Season

Tea is having a moment in the scent world, giving spring fragrances a fresh, utterly delicate and slightly aromatic edge. And it’s no wonder, as the smell is up there with bread, fresh baking and clean laundry as one of our favourite aromas.

Admittedly, we were a little hesitant at first to wander around GLOSSYBOX HQ smelling of a cuppa, but within one spritz we were hooked to the uplifting olfactory effect it had – and it made us smell pretty great, too.

With perfumers harnessing both black and green tea leaves in their latest compositions, conjuring up the scent is actually more about abstraction than reality – after all, tea itself, much like perfume, is often blended with a variety of different leaves to encompass a season, taste or sensation.

Here are a few new scents you can smell it in….

Annick Goutal L’Ile au Thé
Inspired by a volcanic island on the coast of South Korea, the latest fresh fragrance from Annick Goutal layers notes of mandarin, osmanthus, apricot and white musk around absolut of green tea.
£65 for 50ml eau de toilette at Fenwick

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea
Not only does it leave the light scent of green tea, bergamot and jasmine on your skin, but it cools and refreshes at the same time.
£16 for 100ml eau de cologne at The Body Shop

Maison Martin Margiela Replica Tea Escape
With bergamot, the sweet flora of osmanthus and jasmine, pink pepper and edible notes of puffed rice and milk alongside green tea, Replica Tea Escape is a tranquil scent that whisks you away.
£80 for 100ml eau de toilette at Selfridges



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