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Symrise signs Matcha Meditation for Maison Margiela

Head: green tea, bergamot; heart: matcha, orange blossom, jasmine; base: Siam benzoin, moss accord: Matcha Meditation is a composition created by Alexandra Carlin and Maurice Roucel, perfumers at Symrise for Maison Margiela.

"Inspired by a meditation session on a bright, beautiful afternoon, enjoying a cup of traditional Japanese matcha tea, Matcha Meditation is an invitation to focus on the present moment, enjoy every gesture and awaken the senses."says Symrise.

Created by Alexandra Carlin and Maurice Roucel, this fragrance evokes the feeling of complicity between body and mind experienced after a yoga session. An emblematic ingredient of the Japanese tea ceremony, matcha is the only tea where the whole leaf is consumed, multiplying the benefits of green tea.

"Matcha tea, especially Gyokuro, is also known as Meditation Tea, for a moment of calm and pleasure. Matcha tea undeniably has soothing virtues. It's a magical ingredient that reduces stress levels and promotes serenity and concentration".points out Maurice Roucel.

"The scent of orange blossom is associated with bliss and childhood in many cultures. We used the precious absolute, which has a sensual, honeyed scent. Natural sandalwood smells like warm, soft bread to me, and vanilla is universally associated with sweetness."explains Alexandra Carlin.

The result is a multi-faceted fragrance, with "incredible" tones according to its designers, surprising colors and a comforting touch. Alexandra Carlin and Maurice Roucel wanted to create an elegant freshness around beautiful citrus and floral tea, highlighted by the luminous green note of matcha. Behind the balms, blond woods and white musks enhance the creamy facet of matcha.

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