L'Artisan Fragrances • Tea for Two • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||51%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Either my nose or my skin causes this to just smell Smokey. It reminds me of when women smoke, and then try to cover the smell with perfume. I don't hate it, but I just can't get past the smoke element. My husband even asked me if I'd been around a friend who smokes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Bought it , tested it and returned it...
a wonderful Lapsang Suchong scent with milky undertones....reminds me a lot of L'Erbolario Meharees or Frapin 1270 scents...
balmy, smoky, cinamonny milk teao.....really wonderful...
)I'm talking about the old version....)
but not for me:)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Others have already said it all, it's a lovely unique fragrance. But as much as I love it, I find it somehow too foody. This is what I like my kitchen to smell like on a rainy chilly afternoon. Warm smell of honey, hot tea in the teapot, cozy atmosphere with a touch of something smokey. I am not sure if this is what I want ME to smell like.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is a wonderful chai tea and vanilla scent. The spices are light and airy (it has a similar impression as Bulgari The Vert, although that is lemony and floral) and the vanilla never gets too cloying or synthetic to me. There's a wonderful, almost smoky and medicinal edge to the opening that I find addictive. I found this to be a good office perfume, and I'm really, really tempted to get a full bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
The name does not sum up this fragrance at all. I get very little tea from this. I mostly get a smoky, spicy, slightly sweet oriental fragrance. It kind of smells like those sugar coated jelly candies that had a variety of flavors, and there was one jelly that was spicy, and as a kid I avoided those and ate all the cherry and grape ones. The spicy ones got hard and stale.
Theres something about it that reminds me of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanilla, but a tamer version. I find it to be a comfort scent. Something to wear for yourself and not for others since the only way other people can smell it is if their noses are smashed up on your skin.
Its a interesting scent but not FBW due to the fact that it has such poor sillage. Longevity is nothing to brag about either. But Ive found this to be the case with all the L'art scents Ive tried so far.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: star anise and tea; cinnamon, ginger, spices; honey and vanilla.
This fragrance opens with a spectacular tea note framed by honey and spices. Although tobacco is not listed as a note, it is definitely present here. The tobacco note adds to the richness of the aroma and blends perfectly with the tea. This is a true comfort scent: it envelops you in its golden warmth and intoxicates you with its delicious fumes. If this fragrance were a place, I’d say it is an English country manor in autumn and tea is served in the library. There are moments the fragrance veers towards Christmas cookie territory, but it never crosses the line, it is an oriental - but not a gourmand scent. Lasts for roughly 6 hours on my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This isn't terrible, but didn't live up to the hype in my opinion. Mostly because my skin chemistry seemed to amp the smokiness and cloak all the wonderful spice notes. And I don't get chai from this at all. I'll probably use the rest of my sample but won't bother buying a bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The first time I smelled this fragrance, I thought it smelled chilly. There are spices, yes, but I did not get the impression of warmth from them. However, recently I've been wearing it again and I smell more vanilla along with the spiciness. I really like it. It is easy to wear and not overwhelming. It is cozy without being a one trick pony--I think this would be appropriate for work, running errands, dinner out, or staying at home. I think it is a dignified spicy sweet scent. I do not smell any smoke on my skin, for which I am grateful.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I really wanted to like this perfume. My hopes were high..i thought i'd finally found a fragrance that actually smelled like my beloved chai tea but...nope. This smells like a cross between black and mild smoke and the bedding you put at the bottom of a hampsters cage. I do get the anise, cinnamon, and honey notes but my mind converts all of that to hampster cage lol. It's not totally bad though...i just could never buy and wear myself. I also think it's more on the masculine side. Would most def. smell interesting on a man.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
The initial impression is tea, vanilla and cinnamon with a little bit of tobacco. I would describe it as a light gourmand fragrance, good for cozy moments when the weather is chilly. It is also the type of fragrance that I personally like to wear during the Christmas holidays.I do not consider it unisex (contrary to L'Artisan's marketing), as I find it too sweet to be worn by a man. Overall, it is ok but nothing complex or spectacular. Staying power is mediocre. I will enjoy my sample and I will retry it in autumn but for the moment this is not full-bottle worthy for me.
EDIT: Upon further testing, I realised that the rather strong tobacco note does not really agree with me. I am deducting one more lippie.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love Lapsang Souchong tea, but I'm not necessarily a fan of overtly smoky fragrances. Nonetheless, this one has definitely won me over. My only beef with it is a waxiness that makes the spices smell a bit like a scented candle at times. But the scent as a whole takes so many lovely gentle twists and turns, and is very satisfying wafting out of a wool sweater. Spicy, sweet, smoky, yes, but never overwhelming.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Love, love, love. Love at first sniff, and more love as it developed!
Now, here's its description from the L'Artisan webpage:
"The curling steam of smoky Lapsang Souchong hides mouthwatering spices of cinnamon, ginger and anise. Lightly sweetened by honey and vanilla, the fragrance is fiery and warm, provocative and mysterious. Deliciously spicy!
Notes: smoky tea, bergamot, cinnamon, ginger, honey, vanilla.
Perfumer: Olivia Giacobetti"
Having tried Lapsang Souchong, I can rule it out as a regular drink for me. I don't like my tea tasting like smoked gouda, thanks. But this fragrance--yum! Not a single moment of unpleasantness for me. I get leather and tobacco on top of a sweet, creamy chai tea, with some spice biscotti on the side. The smokiness never gets sharp, thanks to that honey and vanilla wrapped around it. I keep inhaling deeply through my shirt where I dabbed the sample, seeking any hint of anything wrong, but nope--it keeps telling me, "Yes, I'm dark and smoky and leathery, and you can't help loving me because I'm so darn sweet." I want to curl up with this scent and snog it. Super yummy. Super hot.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Okay, this is a strange one. The tea note in here is lapsang souchong, a smoke-smelling tea. And that's how the perfume first smelled to me- bitter like new leather shoes (the "ashtray" note other reviewers talk about). Why L'Artisan made this "smoke tea" note so strong, I don't know.
I do know I love the scent that emerges and takes the edge off the smoke. It's warm and sweet. I like how this perfume has a honeyed sweetness and warmth like faint steamed milk, instead of smelling like literal honey and milk. Combined with the smoke, the milky warmth and honey sweetness sometimes takes on a supple incense smell (not the thick church stuff.) What I love about the warmth, sweetness, and supple smoke is that they float up at different times, something I've never experienced smelling a perfume. And when the scent fades, it tends to smell...like cream powder...almost marshmallow-y (think Labello Velvet Rose lipbalm). It's absolutely delicious.
Altogether, this scent is cuddly and delicate, with a bit of mysterious smoke for sophistication. Unique and great for fall but only the indoors in winter, because it goes flat in cold air
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This perfume didn't work on my skin at all. The overall effect gave me the mental image of flaming plastic flowers. At first sniff, I got a pleasant tickle of mild florals, but no tea. After about a half hour the florals morph into a burned plastic aroma. I never smelled any of the smoke or tea notes that I had anticipated. Yet another tea fragrance that smells nothing like tea.
EDIT: Adding a third lippie. I now am starting to appreciate this scent. It smells like nothing else and it leaves me craving more. But like almost all L'Artisans, it's a great scent with poor staying power.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Unfortunately this smells like ashtray on me,soo terrible.I am non smoker,I feel so sick from this.Thanks god I only tried sample.I am dissapinted,I cannot understand why this has so much good reviews.Definitely sample before you buy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is pure power bitch water. And I don't mean a shoulder pad-wearing corporate diva of the '80s. I mean a powerful, brilliant female mage who could destroy the world if she felt like it just by snapping her fingers. This is eau de "don't-mess-with-me." BUT it's not heavy in a "here I come from a block away" synthetic department store counter frag. sort of way. Unless someone is foolish enough (muahaha) to get very close, they won't get to experience the full power of TfT. It's a spicy, magical brew - feminine in the absolute deepest sense that descends to the core of mother earth and, if you're female, will make you remember things you didn't realize you'd forgotten. That said, it's no 'head shop' BPAL blend. This is costly, niche-y shyte, baby, it smells it. It's also as unique a fragrance as you'll ever smell, but feels primally elemental all the same. I'm horrible at describing notes, but this smells like fire, the crackling-burning of sacred herbs from an ominous fantasy planet, the most secret and powerful potion of the sorceress deity who reigns there. Maybe she drinks it as a warming tea on a bitterly cold night, and hence the name.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Tea. Smoky tea. I can detect no other note here, which makes this strange as a perfume to wear. Great lasting power, but although I like to drink tea, or as a note in my perfumes, it seems to much to actually wear it. Nice, but not FB worthy for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Tea for Two is one of my favorite fragrances. It is a a warm, sweet, smoky fragrance that is often recommended for fall and winter wear. But I find it just as pleasant in warmer weather. I've tried many L'Artisan fragrances, and I can appreciate them all. The quality and artistry that goes into them makes the entire line something exciting and special.
This particular fragrance does smell like chai tea. But I have not found another fragrance described as a chai or tea fragrance that smells anything like this. There is a smoky depth to it that makes it seem rich and sophisticated instead of "foody." The notes are black tea, cinnamon, ginger, anise, honey and vanilla, which is where the warmth comes in.
The fragrance is long lasting and lovely from start to dry down to hours later when it has had a chance to commune with the skin.
This is not a cheap fragrance, but it lasts a long time and is both comforting and beautiful. Highly recommended.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is one of those fragrances that I sampled and loved, then bought a full size bottle and rarely touched. I became bored of it after awhile, but I will say that every time I recognize it on another person I do a double-take in appreciation.
I wouldn't buy it again, but I would recommend it to anyone to at least get a sample and give it a try.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
In the box marked would you buy again I wish there was a more emphatic answer--this fragrance was one of those that I sniffed form the bottle and almost swooned. As an avid collecter of perfumes I have many that I love and many that i wear a couple times a year THEN there a 4 that I will wear for days and have my arm stuck to nose. This is one of them, SL Daim Blond+Miel de Bois, the other is Montale Black Aoud. This scent is me in a bottle--it is spicy, dry yet sweet, somehow flirty, and remains full of mirth. I am delighted by its edge yet it is comforting enough to wear everyday even as a summer scent. This scent is simply beautifully composed. It might not be a scent for everyone it is a powerful frag-it almost has a musty tarry like notes wafting throughout. It makes me think of drinking tea in a library by the fire. I am gong to the theatre tonight and cannot think of a more perfect scent to wear tonight. I do not have the problem of longevity and sillage others complain about with the L'Artisan line. This is one I still smell in the morning. I love TfT