Bvlgari followed up on the success of Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert with Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc, or White Tea. It was created by perfumer Jacques Cavallier and released in 2003. The fragrance notes are artemisia leaves, white tea, ambrette seeds, white pepper, woody amber and musk.
Thé Blanc starts out mild, with soft citrus and a hint of aromatic bitterness from the artemisia. As that calms, we get the white tea and pepper as promised, but the overall effect is more that of a musky skin scent with woody undertones. It is clean, more warm than bright, and very smooth, with nothing like the refreshing crispness of Thé Vert.
Thé Blanc is a subtle fragrance, maybe even more so even than Thé Vert. Despite the fact that I tend to lean towards lighter, more transparent fragrances, I've never really been able to decide if I like it or not. It might be too mild even for me. All the same, I find that it works better in cooler weather. In the heat, the musk can seem overpowering, and it takes on a sweetness that I hardly notice on cold days.
Thé Blanc is a unisex fragrance, and the lasting power is excellent. Like Thé Vert, it can be found most anywhere. Scentiments has a 75 ml tester for less than $25.