In Maria McElroy's Japan-inspired fragrance line, Geisha Hana-Cha is about as Japanese as they come. "Hana" means flower and "cha" means tea, and in this case we're smelling jasmine tea blended with citrus. Geisha Hana-Cha is a lovely scent that speaks softly, like the scent of a garden on a summer breeze. Like all tea scents, Geisha Hana-Cha is remarkably calming, but that zesty bergamot injects just the right amount of energy. And as always, we're suckers for those gorgeous bottles wrapped in traditional Yuzen paper. Notes include bergamot, jasmine, ylang-ylang, and cedar.
American-born artist Maria McElroy combines her love of blending colors and textures with her passion for scent. After receiving an MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, Maria continued her studies in Australia and became a certified aromatherapist. She then spent seven years in Japan, studying Kodo, the ancient art of fragrance, and Ikebana, Japanese flower arrangement. Her perfumery, Aroma M, is based in Brooklyn but known worldwide.
Geisha Vanilla Hinoki was inspired by perfumer Maria McElroy's seven-year journey in Japan.