The Chasing Scents perfumes are inspired by a personal interpretation of conversations and bonding over tea with loved ones. Modern in composition, yet rich in cultural roots. All formulas are developed in-house and made in small batches, using a variety of self-distilled teas, finest natural extracts, aroma compounds and resins. Making use of both naturals and syntheses in their creations – chemistry and nature combined.
Sandy grew up in Sydney, Australia, where she grew curious of her mother's miniature perfume collection from Hong Kong. Today, she is a scientist with a PhD in Chemistry and research focus in nanoparticles. It was during her candidature she experimented with scents out of hours and discovered the scientific mystery of perfumes with her partner, Ricky. An avid tea and coffee drinker, our founders thought what better way to enjoy its scent than perfume?
In reality, most mainstream tea perfumes have a very different representation of what tea aroma is. Real tea extracts distilled in-house are used to enhance the aroma of Chasing Scents perfumes. Tinctures and soxhlet extraction of dried whole flower buds and loose tea leaves are performed over multiple cycles to obtain an aromatic concentrate. Many of which have a subtle and tea-like effect in perfumes. Some of these tea extracts are available separately - if natural single scents are of interest, or to simply learn about our perfume ingredients. These extracts can be worn alone or layered together or with other perfumes - get experimenting!