Tuesday, June 9, 2009

L'Occitane Bergamot Tea: Good Stuff

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” - Jean Luc Picard

Bergamot tea reminds me of Jean Luc Picard. Picard is, without a doubt, my favorite Star Fleet captain. Add this to the fact that I’m on a tea fragrance bender and you can imagine what I did the evening the L’Occitane sample of Bergamot Tea arrived. Yep, I ordered it.

L’Occitane Bergamot Tea is delightfully refreshing. If you’re looking for a dry, hesperedic, slightly woody and spicy tea scent, this is good stuff.

Longevity is decent if you apply like a cologne and don’t mind re-applying once or twice throughout the day. The bottle cap is chintzy; mine got stuck on the second use. A pair of tweezers remedied the situation.

I also purchased the little perfume solid. I don’t recommend it, it’s less potent than the EDT.

Bergamot Tea is quite nice. I’m pleased.

3.4 oz bottle of EDT is $46 from L’Occitane

Top Notes: Bergamot from Calabria, Mandarin, Cardamom, and Grapefruit
Heart Notes: Black tea extract, Wild rose
Base Notes: Blond wood, Black wood and Musks


ScentScelf said...

Hmmm...sounds worth investigating. I know that I appreciate the L'Occitane Green Tea with Jasmine as a warm weather scent.

Am chuckling, imagining delivering my response to a solicitous salesperson in a Jean Luc Picard style... ;)

Abigail said...

I need to get the Green Tea with Jasmine, too. Of course I don't have enough 'fumes already.

Joe said...

I'm truly sorry to say I don't agree on this one. I had high hopes and was eagerly anticipating it, and when I finally got to try it at my local L'Occitane boutique, I was soon confronted with the question, "Where did it go??!" Fleeting doesn't even begin to describe what it did on my skin, and on the paper strip it didn't fare much better. The regular Green Tea is one of my warm-weather favorites, and it does not need to fear being unseated by Bergamot Tea. Ah well, so much for anticipation!