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Rose is such a love/hate scent. Most people I know and indeed most companies that produce anything with rose prefer it mild, shy, ‘this is a MODERN rose’, ’it’s not old lady-ish’, ’it’s not too overpowering’. To hell with all that. I’m a rose addict and the stronger, the better. Give me a posy, nay, a garden and I’ll be in heaven. When I heard this was quite a full-on rose tea (said in hushed, ‘I warn you’ tones), my first thought was ‘AT LONG LAST. BRING IT ON.’
This lives up to my expectations, it’s wonderfully rich and unapologetic. Fresh and heady at the same time. Oh, so good. If only I could find a perfume this brave. Thank you Jackie for such a wonderful start to the new year.

JacquelineM

Have you ever tried Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose?

http://www.amazon.com/Tea-Rose-Perfumers-Workshop-Women/dp/B000C234ZY

I think of it as this tea’s perfume version! It’s so rosy (and so inexpensive!) I most like to layer it, as this essay talks about (Tea Rose is mentioned mid-way through ish) but alone it smells like a dozen roses. If I wear it alone at least two people ask me where the flowers are in the office!

P.S. Would yu like a tin of this with your next letter? :)

JacquelineM

…and am typing with a cat in my lap!

Ruby Woo Scarlett

I’ve never heard of this perfume house, I need to check it out! That essay is so informative, thank you. Have you read Perfumes: The Guide? It’s part how-to book about how to describe scents and an ecnylopaedia with the author’s ratings on every fragrance out there. The prose alone is worth the purchase (Luca Turin writes like Dorothy Parker). And here’s a link for you : http://theperfumedcourt.com she offers decants and samples of every expensive fragrance you could think of (sadly no Perfume’s Workshop, probably because a full bottle is so affordable). Your package is on its way :)

JacquelineM

I’ll have to look that book up! You would have loved Doulton here on Steepster (she hasn’t posted in quite awhile). She is a huge perfume fan too and she once sent me a large bag of samples of top notch perfumes, many of them rosy (she shared the rose love too).

I am afraid to check out the perfumed court – quaking!! :)

Ruby Woo Scarlett

Oh she sounds great! I’m so tempted by the comprehensive rose sample package on The Perfumed Court.

JacquelineM

They have the Diptique and Annik Goutal scents I’ve been wanting to try for years and years. Trouble! :)

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JacquelineM

Have you ever tried Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose?

http://www.amazon.com/Tea-Rose-Perfumers-Workshop-Women/dp/B000C234ZY

I think of it as this tea’s perfume version! It’s so rosy (and so inexpensive!) I most like to layer it, as this essay talks about (Tea Rose is mentioned mid-way through ish) but alone it smells like a dozen roses. If I wear it alone at least two people ask me where the flowers are in the office!

P.S. Would yu like a tin of this with your next letter? :)

JacquelineM

…and am typing with a cat in my lap!

Ruby Woo Scarlett

I’ve never heard of this perfume house, I need to check it out! That essay is so informative, thank you. Have you read Perfumes: The Guide? It’s part how-to book about how to describe scents and an ecnylopaedia with the author’s ratings on every fragrance out there. The prose alone is worth the purchase (Luca Turin writes like Dorothy Parker). And here’s a link for you : http://theperfumedcourt.com she offers decants and samples of every expensive fragrance you could think of (sadly no Perfume’s Workshop, probably because a full bottle is so affordable). Your package is on its way :)

JacquelineM

I’ll have to look that book up! You would have loved Doulton here on Steepster (she hasn’t posted in quite awhile). She is a huge perfume fan too and she once sent me a large bag of samples of top notch perfumes, many of them rosy (she shared the rose love too).

I am afraid to check out the perfumed court – quaking!! :)

Ruby Woo Scarlett

Oh she sounds great! I’m so tempted by the comprehensive rose sample package on The Perfumed Court.

JacquelineM

They have the Diptique and Annik Goutal scents I’ve been wanting to try for years and years. Trouble! :)

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I’m based in France for now, hence the overwhelming amounts of French teas I seem to accumulate. I like flavoured black tea the best and gourmand flavours seem to be all I look for. Dessert teas with nuts, chocolate, honey, vanilla. I also enjoy a good spicy tea (the hotter the better) and straight florals (especially rose).

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