I’ve long been a fan of By Terry as my multitude of early posts, pretty much dedicated to her every launch can attest. I love the brow pens, the mascara, eyeshadow sticks and perfume. Terry’s Rouge Nocturne is my signature winter scent so I was unsurprisingly giddy at the prospect of a spring upgrade. Enter Thé Glacé, Terry’s newest scent.
The new scent as with all of Terry’s perfumes come in a rectangular glass bottle with seductively smooth silver pebble stopper. The graphic print on the face of the bottle is inspired by a recent trip to the Tate’s exhibition of Sonia Delauney, an early pioneer of graphic art. The scent itself is the embodiment of French Riviera levity and was concocted by Terry, on what I can only imagine was a balmy afternoon, in her herb garden in Provence. An extension of her iced tea, (infamous amongst friends,) the scent is bursting with verbena, a soothing and sacred herb that is instantly uplifting. With the addition of white flowers, Sault lavender and Italian sparkling grapefruit, the fragrance is grounded in moss, fresh almond and Brazilian mate.
It’s not the cheapest of fragrances but Terry isn’t about doing things on the cheap. It is an elevating scent for those who love the finer things in life and alleviating for those who use the mind to travel. £107 to be transported to Provence with every spritz, is pretty good going if you ask me.
By Terry, Thè Glace, £107, Selfridges