Sunday, October 25, 2009

SOTD: L'Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two

Tea for Two is, IMO, a niche classic. Or just a classic - is L'Artisan niche any more? It's been around long enough, and widely enough loved, that people don't ask "Have you tried Tea for Two?" but instead exclaim, "And Tea for Two! How could I forget Tea for Two?" It's a comfy staple in the wardrobe, but that's not a reflection of any boring simplicity, just of how very good it is.

Tea for Two is spicy, but saying that somehow seems misleading, because I rarely like spicy. It's not uncomfortably challenging, it's not something that, in food, would have you reaching for a drink to wash it down. It's a gentle spicy, quenching rather than needing to be quenched. It's, well, tea. With anise and smoke, and you can smell gingerbread in the oven. And there's a little something else that I enjoy in the same way that I enjoy burning autumn leaves.

It's good any time, but for me it's particularly a late summer and autumn fragrance. You'll probably be hearing from me about it again.

Review Roundup: Perfume-Smellin' Things and Bois de Jasmin and PeredePierre and Perfume Posse and Fragrantica and Daniel Tharp and 1000 Scents and Feminine Things.

Edited to add to the Review Roundup.

Photo by Agon S. Buchholz, Wikimedia Commons. Click for details.

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