March waxes poetic about L’Artisan’s Tea for Two all the time, but I don’t know that I’ve every fully added my two cents on it. Now that fall is here, it’s one that becomes a staple in my fragrance wardrobe.
With notes of tea, Ginger, cinnamon, green anise, honey and vanilla, this is probably the only fragrance containing some honey that I can stomach. Though I believe Parfumerie Generale’s Harmatan Noir has some honey in it too, so maybe it’s just tea scents with honey that work for me. This is pure loveliness from start to finish. It starts out pungent with tea and dries to a gorgeous spicy tea with honey scent, soft, warm and inviting.
Several years ago we went on vacation to Hawaii, the island of Lanai. There are basically two hotels on that island, both owned by the Four Seasons — one that sits on the ocean, the Resort Lana’i, and the Lodge at Koele that sits up in the hillls. We stayed at the beach hotel, but took one day and spent it at the Lodge. The two places couldn’t be more different, and we loved them both, but if we ever went back, we would stay at the lodge. Higher up on the island, the temperature difference was dramatic, slightly cool, stunning gardens, and the hotel had a huge wrap-around porch with big chairs all around it, and they brought tea out for you wherever you were. Very British, very reserved, it just oozed old money out of the cracks in the mortar and planks on the porch. Despite all that British reserve, it was one of the warmest, most comforting places I have ever spent time in — utterly relaxed and at ease and at home. When I smell Tea for Two, all I think of is that place and that feeling of relaxing into comfort and ease.
So, listen, I’ve been thinking about doing a spot of Botox on my furrow line on my forehead, just a skosh, not all jacked up with it, and maybe just a squidge of Restylane on my upper lip to smooth out those little lines. Should I go ahead and do it or no?
Drawing for this week, I’ll draw for two winners for a sample of Tea for Two. Just leave a comment asking to be in the drawing!