Green Tea Camellia was launched in 2011 and every year around this time when the real camellias bloom I always return to it as I find it to be a very beautiful interpretation of this exquisite flower.
This edition focuses on the exotic tea notes enhanced by the refreshing camellia flowers. It was inspired by ikebana the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging and reveals the floral camellia scent which opens petal by petal as the scent develops.
The notes include bergamot, yuzu, lemon and green tea, adding accords of Chinese camellia, white peony, magnolia, jasmine, mandarin blossom and fruity plum nuance, resting on a base composed of musk, birch, moss and sweet spices.
It is more complex and elegant yet light and floral compared to the other perfumes from the Green Tea range and thanks to the plum the heart brings out a sweet and mellow fruity feeling that blends excellently with the white flower notes in the heart of the perfume. It lasts quite a bit longer as well as the musky – mossy dry down help help the delicate scent hold on to the skin a bit longer.
It’s a breath of spring air, full of colour and light and promise of new beginnings!
I am fortunate to live very close to Chiswick House that has one of the oldest and biggest collections with 33 different varieties, many of which are descended from the original planting in 1828. The Camellia Show is open until the 2nd of April this year and is free to the public. You also get the exclusive opportunity to purchase a choice of heritage varieties from the original collection with all income raised or donated to the charity in aid of the continued preservation of the Grade I listed gardens. If you are in London you definitely must try to visit as it is a true treat to the senses!