New at Anthropologie: a collection of six tea-based fragrances under the name A Rather Novel Collection:
Not a travelogue, but a scent-o-logue: each fragrance in this edition was inspired by a different flavor of tea found in one of six global locales. Housed in book-like boxes, the titles of each are based on the tea’s place of origin. Crafted exclusively for Anthropologie by five perfumers from the perfume house Givaudan.
5 O’Clock At Belvoir Castle (shown above left) ~ developed by perfumer Stephen Nilsen, “crisp bergamot and heady jasmine, sandalwood and damp moss”.
Silk Road Caravan ~ also from perfumer Stephen Nilsen, “white tea buds and fresh apricot paired with peony and vanilla”.
Hamarikyu Gardens (shown above right) ~ developed by perfumer Marypierre Julien, “green tea-inspired, featuring sweetened lemon and bergamot zest, verbena and the softest amber”.
1856 Darjeeling ~ developed by perfumer Adriana Medina, “touches of cardamom, mint, fresh jasmine and cedarwood highlight this yellow tea blend”.
Cape Of Good Hope ~ developed by perfumer Claude Dir, “a steeped blend of red tea leaves and lemon, gardenia petals and musk”.
Taverns & The Hague ~ developed by perfumer Caroline Sabas, “exotic Oolong spiked with mandarin and lemon zest, violet leaves and rich musk”.
The Anthropologie A Rather Novel Collection fragrances are available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum, $48 each.