Masque Milano Russian Tea was released in 2014. Created by Julien Rasquinet, it was inspired by Pushkin - tea in a cold Russian cafe, cozy inside, with notes of mint, black pepper, raspberry, black tea, magnolia, everlasting flower, leather accord, incense, birchwood, and cistus-labdanum.
From the perfumer - -
“Russian Tea is a journey, a day spent in Russia with a boiling Samovar, reigning in the house as the center of socialization and sharing. The black tea smell is strong, diffusing all around the house. It also evokes the journey of the tea through Siberia, taking the smell of campfires, and transportation in harsh conditions, interpreted by woody and leathery notes. The fresh mint leaves blend incredibly well with the smokiness, and the hint of raspberry and cinnamon that sweeten the bitterness of the tea.” – Julien Rasquinet, perfumer
This is an eau de parfum, EDP.
From Basenotes - "It’s an elegantly- and carefully-crafted fragrance and I’ve already discovered more nuances in this first full wearing on skin than in my initial smelling of it during the Masque Milano introductory event at Perfumology, where Alessandro Brun wisely pointed out (of this fragrance, in particular) that it needs to be tested on skin, not paper. It’s much more interesting on skin."
From Fragrantica - "Julien Rasquinet masters melancholy in perfumery. He has the ability to make you feel like crying wearing his fragrances. In that, he is a genius."