Opening Chapter

Brand: Poesie Perfume

Scent Description: a generous cup of steaming Darjeeling tea, a rainy day, a pile of old books all your own

5 thoughts on “Opening Chapter”

  1. The best Earl Grey tea perfume ever, hands down. Tea leaves, milk and bergamot are all here, along with just the faintest hint of rain. As it dries down benzoin gives that sweet vanillic note of decaying paper effect. Sillage is high, longevity medium high. I don’t know how she does it but this perfume perfectly encapsulates curling up in a bay window with a cup of Earl Grey and a book on a rainy day. Joelle is the master of tea, whether it’s a fragrance or the real thing! If you haven’t tried her loose leaf teas do yourself a favour and order some now, you won’t be sorry. This is not a paid review, I just love tea ;-D

  2. Petrichor and bitter wet greens, both in the bottle and wet on skin. It’s even more green on my skin. I think I can see how rain, paper, leather, and black tea notes would blend to create this impression 🙁 unfortunately the effect is just wet plants on me, not books and tea on a rainy day. Throw is strong; this overshadows the scent on my other arm.

  3. The first note to hit my nose is the smell of paper, dry and almost crumbling. Almost immediately after comes the scent of tea, which takes over and mixes with the paper to make a very relaxing scent.

  4. At first, I could smell some citrus, lemon perhaps, and tea, now, after a couple of months, it smells just like old book pages, that papery, dry powdery smell, somehow, it also smells like rain, a beautifully evocative scent, very elegant, great for while you are reading, also very comforting for sleeping.
    Excellent sillage and longevity.

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