Tea for Two 
L'Artisan Parfumeur (2000)

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Tea for Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur

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Tea for Two is a shared scent launched in 2000 by L'Artisan Parfumeur

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There are 148 reviews of Tea for Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur.

Tea for Two has more of a Black Tea feel to it. It's gets pretty close to gourmand territory with the cinnamon, honey, and vanilla in addition to the spices with this scent. A very warm scent, I highly recommend trying it out.

An inoffensive and light tea. It almost feels like a neutral smell. The performance is weak. I will have to give it another testing but I don't feel moved in any direction by this.

If I could, I would have blind bought it as I was absolutely sure I'd love it - it has cinnamon and ginger and tea after all! I am thanking all seven heavens and all seven hells that I never found it for a good price. It's a perfect lesson about how dangerous it is to buy unsniffed and untried fragrances. I know, I know, Tea For Two is beloved by many, and you, dear reader, would probably enjoy it too. But the truth is I despise how it smells, and I especially hate how this smells on my skin. It smells foul and bad and medicinal and unpleasantly sour on me. There's way too much ginger, and that ginger is not fresh nor sparkling nor spicy, it's dusty and stale and leaves a sour aftertaste in my mouth. This is a fragrance that gets so much praise here in Basenotes, and it smells like an unpleasant mess to me. I'm SO glad I got to sample it a few times - and each time it was a tiny disaster for one.

It is a teaching moment for me, and it could be a teaching moment for you, so today's lesson is: it's absolutely possible to look at the notes, read the reviews and imagine you'll love a fragrance, and end up not understanding it at all. Sometimes all the beauty is just in our heads.

To me Tea for Two smells like a Lapsang Souchong tea with some dried fruits added. Beautiful. A black tea with a smoky twist and some fruity nuances, far from being sweet though.
I’ve heard stories, that L’Artisan Parfumeur discontinued it and then, few years ago they decided to re-release it. Is this true? Well, most likely yes, because this is available on the company’s website.

I like it very much! Fits my taste.

I am reminded of a malty, sweet, smoky cup of Russian Caravan with a dollop of honey when wearing Tea for Two. Russian Caravan is is a blend of oolong, keemun, and lapsang souchong teas. Its name originates from the 18th century camel caravans that facilitated the transcontinental tea trade, from tea-producing areas to Russia. I first recall learning of Russian Caravan from purchasing the Twinings brand blend several years ago while perusing the various teas at Cardullo's in Harvard Sq, Cambridge MA.

Much like Russian Caravan, Tea for Two is mellow and subtle. It is no statement fragrance, but it is no gossamer milquetoast that must be detected by burying one's nares to their wrist, at least for the first five or so hours. In the heart, its as if tea has been served with some gingerbread and spiced cookies, which reminds me of how much I love to dip cookies and biscuits into a hot cup of tea. However, there is nothing overly sweet about the experience at all, as the further into the dry down we go, tea leaves merge into tobacco leaves and the experience is drier, with elusive wafts.

While outside, Tea for Two seems to augment rather than overpower the natural scents of my surroundings—which is especially nice on on an autumn morning.

When we talk about the smell of pipe tobacco, we can mention Tea for Two as one of the most prominent works in this field. It's gentlemanly; Warm, bittersweet, mature smoky. Piquant dry spicy notes soaked in honey, natural pipe tobacco and the attractive pleasant scent of tea . And how masterfully the perfumer has executed this combination. It's like an authoritative and sedate person who wears sober clothes and often smokes. and of course is kind and chummy at heart. How many fragrances are there that can create the sense of dignity?
Each of the notes exerts its own inherent effect. It's unique. conflagrant feeling, but gentle. Stand-alone, literally special. It's not just a perfume, it's part of the soul and personality of a person.

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