Made Exclusively by PK Perfumes
Description (courtesy of Paul Kiler) – To me, this Black Tea base is a good strong Black tea, sitting about halfway between an Oolong and a regular Black Tea aroma profile.
I’ve been chasing the scent of Black Tea for more than a decade of my Perfumery Career. And since I drink it every day, I know it well. I tried making my own extractions of real tea. What a disaster. And the Absolutes are so expensive, so dank and opaque, and not really that strong, anyway. I wanted to have enough strength in a Black Tea base, that it could stand up and boss around the rest of the scent, if it needed to do so. If you know me, you know that I am not a minimalist, and that I like complexity, a full and natural -ness, and realism combined. This base portrays many of the scented aspects of these two teas, realistically. Way too many Tea bases are just fantasy things, with no relationship to realism or reality. Too many of the Tea bases have all the options pinned down, and you have no creativity left to insert.
But I didn’t want to dictate the end result of your perfume, or your idea of “Tea”. I had to give structure, direction, and strength, but leave the total image up to your creative and redirective capability. It can easily be reshaped to Earl Grey, to Constant Comment, to Chai tea, and to all the styles of “Tea”, by pushing it around and redirecting it to your fancy. You could push it to White Tea, but making it into Green Tea? That could be difficult. (I made myself a different Green Tea base, instead.)
I just couldn’t come up with a catchy cute nickname for this base though… LOL!