Jo Malone’s fragrances are taking a gourmet turn. After a verdant Herb Garden collection, the brand is debuting a fresh new line of scents inspired by teas of the Orient. The Rare Tea collection includes six fragrances inspired by teas from China, Japan and India. The tea leaf buds have been handpicked and are infused into the fragrance through a method quite similar to the technique for brewing tea. A true perfume enthusiast will be able to discover the additional ingredients that make each delicate tea fragrance truly special.
Jo Malone Jade Leaf Tea
Grown off the island of Kyushu Sencha tea is combined with sesame seeds, pomelo, and frankincense for this fragrance.
Jo Malone Golden Needle Tea
China’s coveted Yunnan tea buds form the core of this luxurious scent which is enhanced by leather, spices, sandalwood, and benzoin resin.
Jo Malone Silver Needle Tea
Handpicked from the valleys of Fujian, at dawn white tea forms the delicate core which is surrounded by rose, sage, and musk.
Jo Malone Darjeeling Tea
This fragrance wraps black tea from the foothills of the Himalayas in the scented embrace of jasmine, freesia and Indian davana.
Jo Malone Oolong Tea
Oolong tea from the mountains of Jiangsu is enrobed with bitter cocoa, tobacco leaf and tonka bean to form a fresh fragrance.
Each Jo Malone’s Rare Teas fragrance will retail at $346 for a 175 ml. bottle and the collection hits shelves on April 1.