I’m still on my quest to find the perfect tea scent so a nice detour into Cumberland Ti by Soivohle was in order.
In Bottle: Black tea with a twist of honey and a little bit of spice.
Applied: A bit of citrus on the open followed with a deep, rich black tea scent and a hint of spiciness–something almost like pepper. As the fragrance ages the tea scent gets deeper and just a little bit of sweetness peeks out from the bed of notes. The chamomile doesn’t make itself very loud, it adds a bit of herbal quality to this fragrance that also leans a bit toward a slight floral quality near the end of the fragrance’s midstage. The dry down is a soft herbal tea-like treatment with a slight dustiness at the end.
Extra: Cumberland Ti is inspired by a sweet southern tea with a sweet flavor.
Design: Cumberland Ti’s design is pretty much similar to the other scents in Soivohle’s line.The bottles are nice enough, but with Independent and Niche perfumes, you’re not buying the fragrance for the packaging. Though the packaging is usually nice anyway.
Fragrance Family: Aromatic
Notes: Tea, mate, honey, chamomile.
Beautiful tea fragrance though not exactly what I was looking for. It’s a very nice, complex and unique blend and if you’re looking for an off-beat tea, definitely check this one out.
Reviewed in This Post: Cumberland Ti, 2010, Absolute.