Tea-scented perfumes are the comforting fragrance trend you need to try this autumn

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Forget heavy-duty incense and amber-laced scents; this winter’s biggest perfume trend is all about the comforting aroma of tea notes. We’ve found the best infusions out there.

There’s often a stereotype of what kind of perfume you should switch to once the temperature drops. Creamy sandalwood, and sensual amber swirled with a haze of sweet vanilla – they’re the notes synonymous with olfactory winter-warmers

But if the scents typical of the season are a little too cloying for you, you’ll want to drink in these tea-inspired blends instead. Unique and off-beat yet still inexplicably cosseting, expect the pacifying prowess of a hot steamy brew – bottled. From perfumes that bring to life the aromas of matcha green to earl grey, these are the most enticing infusions to wear this autumn and winter.

  • Giorgio Armani Privé Les Eaux Thé Yulong Eau de Toilette


    In this perfume, black tea and green tea extracts are combined to re-create the sensory experience of a trip through the Yulong Mountains in China’s Yunnan region. This is blended with sparkling citrus notes for a scent that’s woody yet fresh.

    Giorgio Armani Privé Les Eaux Thé Yulong Eau de Toilette, £95 for 100ml

  • Rituals The Ritual of Chadō body mist

    With matcha taking centre stage alongside bamboo, this body mist will ground you when you’re feeling overwhelmed and revive you during lacklustre moments. Drape it over your clothes, skin or throughout a space. 

    Rituals The Ritual of Chadō body mist, £14 for 50ml

  • Molton Brown Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold

    Oozing saffron, myrrh and honey, this eau de parfum is unapologetically opulent. Crucially, though, black tea lends an unusual freshness that stops it becoming too heady. 

    Molton Brown Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold, £120 for 100ml

  • Miller Harris Tea Tonique

    Prepare to be whisked away by this blend wrapped in a limited-edition silk scarf and tin. It’s inspired by the morning mist of a tea plantation – although the bergamot and lemon fast-tracks us to sipping an Earl Grey in Italy. 

    Miller Harris Tea Tonique, £30 for 14ml

  • Le Labo The Noir 29

    Black tea blends with cedarwood, musk and vetiver with a hint of tobacco and hay. It’s equal parts sophisticated and earthy.

    Le Labo The Noir 29, £127 for 50ml

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