I remember writing my post about the original Elizabeth Arden White Tea; Hygge was at its height and Marie Kondo was the lady of the moment. Inspired by the simpler things in life, the scent was a huge success. Now it has two stable mates who, I think, encapsulate this feeling even more.
The first is White Tea Vanilla Orchid, a rich floral that will come into its own when the weather gets cooler. A fresh top note of bergamot, quince, elemi oil and lemon primofiore gives way to a delicate floral heart of vanilla orchid, white tea, gardenia and dewy jasmine. The richness is in the base thanks to vanilla essence, musk, amber wood, Orris and ambrette.
The second is my favourite out of the three: White Tea Wild Rose. It reminds me of late summer afternoons spent in my grandparent’s garden in Essex. The wood near their house was full of wild roses, so this scent is very nostalgic and comforting to me.
The scent opens to pear tree blossom, white tea, red currant and palmarosa, fading into a heart of Bulgarian rose, blush peony, clary sage and Turkish rose. The base is warm with notes of tonka bean, sheer amber, radiant musks and mate absolute.
All three of the White Tea fragrances are available in 30ml EDT R575 and 100ml EDT R825. The original is also available in 50ml EDT R695.