Citrus Tea by Dossier
Key Notes of Citrus Tea
What Does Citrus Tea Smell Like
Dossier's Citrus Tea perfume, a dupe for Le Labo's Thé Noir 29, is a scent that defies the traditional boundaries of perfume. The initial scent is redolent of a freshly brewed cup of tea garnished with bright, zesty bergamot, evoking an immediate sense of freshness. This initial citrus blast gently mingles with the sweet, luscious aroma of fig, adding an element of fruitiness to the perfume. An initial impression of clear jasmine adds a floral twang, enhancing the freshness of the fragrance.
As the perfume settles, the scent evolves, unveiling warmer, deeper notes. The dry, crisp aroma of bay leaf pairs harmoniously with the comforting scent of black tea, infusing the perfume with an earthiness. The scent of tobacco then emerges, adding a layer of depth and maturity, without overshadowing the overall freshness of the perfume.
Finally, the perfume concludes with a blend of cedarwood, musk, hay, peach, and incense, forming the base. Cedarwood and musk lend a woody, animalic scent to the perfume, creating a grounded, earthy finish. The uncommon addition of hay gives the perfume a warm, rustic scent. Peach adds a juicy sweetness to the base, while the touch of incense imparts an aromatic, slightly smoky scent, solidifying the perfume's complexity.
Review of Citrus Tea
Dossier's Citrus Tea stands as an affordable and admirable alternative to the luxurious Le Labo's Thé Noir 29. This perfume faithfully captures the essence of the original's fusion of citrus and teas while offering a unique touch with its notes of fig and bay leaf.
Firstly, the price point is a real game-changer. With Thé Noir 29 retailing for $175.00 (50 ml) and $250.00 (100 ml), Dossier's Citrus Tea offers the same opulence and complexity at a fraction of the cost ($39). It's a clear win for those seeking affordable elegance in a bottle.
The fragrance is unisex, making it versatile enough for anyone to enjoy. Its composition, inspired by the original, ventures into a similar territory with an expert blend of citrus, fig, and tea. However, it allows its own personality to shine through with the inclusion of distinct woody, hay, and incense notes.
While Thé Noir 29 evokes a sense of vintage luxury, Citrus Tea also manages to encapsulate the same charm, albeit in a lighter, more modern profile. It balances a sense of freshness and depth, making it ideal for both casual and formal settings.
However, it's important to note that while Citrus Tea is a dupe, it may not fully replace the original for die-hard fans. The subtleties that make Thé Noir 29 unique, like its distinct tobacco and hay dry down, could be missed in Dossier's version.
Overall, Dossier's Citrus Tea is a well-executed dupe that brings affordability and accessibility to those who crave the luxurious scent profile of Le Labo's Thé Noir 29. Its unique twist on the original and the practicality of its price make it a worthy consideration for anyone seeking a taste of opulence without breaking the bank.
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