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Masque Milano Russian Tea Decants/Samples

Masque Milano Russian Tea Decants/Samples

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RUSSIAN TEA
Day faded; on the table, glowing, the samovar of evening boiled… (A.Pushkin)

Act I Scene III

The inspiration behind Russian Tea is the memory of a trip to Saint Petersburg, where Alessandro and Riccardo happened to drink an afternoon tea in an elegant café inside a large bookstore at the first floor of a sumptuous Art Noveau building. Sitting on a round table by the wide windows, with the beautiful view of a snow-covered Nevsky Prospekt.

As they ordered the “Russian Tea Ritual”, the maidens in white apron and bonnet brought the teapot, black tea in leaves, fresh mint, raspberry preserve. Immediately, as water was poured in the cup, the infusion unleashed its most characteristic notes. Black tea, heavy and intense. A floral note, sharp and biting. And that unmistakably dry and smoky aftertaste given by the caravanserai campfires, meant to keep the precious tea cargo dry in the never-ending journey through Siberia. Some fresh mint leaves were used to give a pleasant fresh touch to the hot water. A teaspoon of raspberry preserve sweetened, without altering it, the bitter aftertaste of leather and birch. They enjoyed the moment, slowly sipping the tea still scorching hot, and gazing out of the window, towards the beautiful cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and beyond.

The nose behind the creation is the talented Julien Rasquinet. Alessandro and Riccardo approached him as they regarded Julien a master of smoky notes; he was also working at some very interesting tea accords, which came very handy during the fragrance development. To work side-by-side, Julien and his wife Irina (a very eclectic artist) hosted Alessandro and Riccardo in their lovely Normandy mansion.

Russian Tea by Masque Milano will conjure up a unique melange of tea-soaked memories for anyone that tries it. It has a beautiful chewy complexity, rich with herbs, broken red fruit, burnt woods, floating white flowers and a silvered finale that cuts through the conflagration of black tea and immortelle. Julien is a radiantly gifted perfumer, the work he creates has genuine difference and a mood of someone determined to mould materials into a work of art, that will stir strong emotions and memories once sprayed on skin.

Perfumer: Julien Rasquinet

Top Notes: Mint, Black Pepper, Raspberry
Middle Notes: Black Tea, Magnolia, Everlasting Flower
Base Notes: Leather accord, Incense, Birchwood, Cistus-Labdanum

 

 

Shipping and Return

SHIPPING

We strive to dispatch your orders promptly, bearing in mind that our fragrances are meticulously hand decanted, necessitating a certain preparation period. Typically, most orders, including express post orders, are shipped within 2-7 business days. In the event of any anticipated delay with your order, we will be in touch via email.

Please note that only 2/5ml samples can be purchased for international orders.

RETURN
Due to the unique nature of our hand-decanted products, once an order has been placed and processed, we are unable to accommodate cancellations or modifications. We encourage you to review your order carefully before confirming your purchase.

In the unlikely event that you receive a damaged or defective item, we are here to assist you promptly. Please notify us within 3 business days of the delivery date by contacting our customer service team at info@fragland.com.au. We are committed to resolving the issue to your satisfaction.

Care Instruction

Tips for storing your fragrances: 

1. Stay away from direct light/sunlight

2. Avoid humid areas such as the bathroom

3. Maintain a constant temperature

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  • Return Policy

    Order Cancellation and Modification:
    Due to the unique nature of our hand-decanted products, once an order has been placed and processed, we are unable to accommodate cancellations or modifications. We encourage you to review your order carefully before confirming your purchase.

    Damaged or Defective Items:
    In the unlikely event that you receive a damaged or defective item, we are here to assist you promptly. Please notify us within 3 business days of the delivery date by contacting our customer service team at info@fragland.com.au. We are committed to resolving the issue to your satisfaction.