Calice Becker, who authored most of the By Kilian line-up, is a self-confessed tea fanatic. Unconvinced by tea notes in fine fragrance, she set out to compose her own. The result is an Oh-my-God-this-is-it!, jaw-droppingly realistic rendition of the steam rising from a fresh cup of the finest jasmine tea. Kilian Hennessy found it so perfect for his Asian Tales collection that he included the blend as is, an unusual step since he is usually the one who provides perfumers with a storyline.
The light concentration of Imperial Tea sets it more in the Cologne range, which is a good thing, really: the scent is so addictive and refreshing you'll want to spritz yourself over and over. After this, tea notes in perfume will never be the same.