Have you ever heard the saying “snug as a bug in a rug”? My parents used to say it when I was growing up and I wondered if it was just me. The phrase seems very fitting for today’s blog post.
There I was, sipping my tea and wondering what to blog about on International Tea Day, when the penny dropped. I realised that our friends at The Library of Fragrance really, actually DO have a scent for every occasion. They very kindly sent me a bottle of Chai Tea last week and reader, I can report that it is rather lovely.
Suitable for men or women, and equally good on both, Library of Fragrance Chai Tea combines the seemingly incongruous mix of spices and milk. Despite the strength and variety of the spices, this never borders on the Oriental, despite the presence of cloves, cinamon, star anise, and even paprika. It’s more of a gourmand scent than anything, but stops short of being too sweet or cakey.
What I like best about this is that the aromatic qualities of cloves, cardoman and ginger are all present and correct but they somehow add an airy green tea feel. Think inviting spa treatment rooms rather than the spice rack in your kitchen.
This is a lightly aromatic scent that never borders on the heavy. It smells therapeutic and uplifting, whilst retaining that hint of cosy at the same time. This fragrance is perfect hygge material. Whack the heating to “Code Sauna” aaaand Netflix and Chill. No need to go out. You’re hibernating now.
Photo of my bottle of Chai Tea is my own, taken next to my favourite mug ( it really looks like my cat, Ian). Photo of Chai Tea ingredients from Houseboateats.com. My bottle was kindly sent to me by the Library of Fragrance PR team, for which, warm thanks. Opinions are my own.