Jo Malone Rare Teas Collection (£240 each) | Available in Spring. Join the waiting list here
Now I love a good cuppa tea. Earl Grey, Lady Grey or just good, old fashioned English Breakfast. There is something incredibly comforting and British about a hot mug of chai but I never thought I would be speaking about a type of tea that was too precious to drink, and warranted a place on your beauty table rather than in your kitchen cupboard.
Jo Malone have really played upon quintessential British nostalgia recently with new launches celebrating the herb garden, English seaside sea salt and now a tea collection. Their latest venture introduces six new colognes devised and inspired by a range of globally rare teas from Japanese foothills, China and the Himalayas. Each bud meticulously hand-picked and prepared. The ancient art of tea mastery and the ingenuity of perfumery meet in perfect harmony for the first time ever in this refined collection.
Serge Majoullier, Master Perfumer for this collection says: “This collection is contemporary in its clarity. I didn’t want to create traditional tea accords or replicate teas exactly. I wanted to create an interpretation, focussing on each tea’s most surprising and exceptional facets.”
The six unique fragrances that sit within this new release are:
Darjeeling Tea – radiant, richly floral with an exotic sweetness. Enticing with an apricot note.
Silver Needle Tea – soft, delicately floral, tender with sage and enveloped with musk.
Golden Needle Tea – notes of leather, spice and warm wood. Smooth with sandalwood.
Midnight Black Tea – deeply seductive, oriental with vanilla absolute and smoky with guaiac wood.
Jade Leaf Tea – vivid and bright. Textured with sesame and bracing with notes of pomelo.
Oolong Tea (pictured above) – delectable and rounded with buttery softness. Rich with bitter cocoa and almond-y tonka bean.
This new collection sees a slightly reinvented look for the classic Jo Malone bottle with each Rare Tea cologne housed in a majestically elegant 175ml glass bottle with a black, matte lid. The new look is very striking and fit the influences of this new collection perfectly. The price per perfume is a little more than your average box of teabags but each new cologne is incredibly special and unexpected – definitely worth a sniff next time you’re passing especially if you are into your rare teas and one-of-a-kind perfumes.