The only negative about Thé Glacé by Terry de Gunzburg is that it’s a limited edition. It’s a summer fragrance with a twist and it more than deserves to be a permanent fixture in Terry de Gunzburg’s much lauded collection of scents.
The inspiration for Thé Glace is the enjoyment of a refreshing iced tea in a scented garden on the French Rivera and this fragrance is pretty much a literal interpretation of this idea.
Not many scents allow you to picture a setting so distinctly. However, one spritz of Thé Glacé is enough is conjure up an image of sipping a tall, cold glass of iced tea in the warm weather as the sun-enhanced aroma of flowers and herbs are brought to you by a soft breeze.
The fragrance opens with a citrus blast which is both fresh and sparkling. There’s also a sprig of mint in there that adds a touch of coolness. The tea accord becomes evident pretty quickly and the overall effect is reviving and radiant.
As the scent develops, the crispness fades and is replaced by a waft of white flowers underscored by lavender whose herbal notes stop the white flowers becoming too heady.
Thé Glacé ends on a soft and musky note with just a whisper of spice and smokiness. I think this is a very special fragrance that’s easy to wear but never dull or lacking in complexity.
The design on the bottle is a tribute to Sonia Delauney, the influential avant-garde artist. She dealt with light, colour and movement and this is cleverly represented in the graphic print on the Thé Glacé bottle. The sharp lines are offset perfectly by the weighty and curved lines of the ‘drop of mercury’ cap
Thé Glacé – The Notes
Top: Verbena, Black Tea, Grapefruit, Fresh Almond, Mint
Heart: White Flowers, Lavender
Base: Moss, Musk, Mate
Thé Glacé by Terry de Gunzberg is £107 for 100ml and available HERE.
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