Everyone's favorite (or most hated) green beverage has transcended the tastebuds – introducing Le Labo's THE MATCHA 26.

I'll be honest, when it comes to hot drinks, I tend to keep my palette pretty British. Sling me a pack of Yorkshire Tea, and I'm good to go. Matcha is a realm I'm yet to explore, but its foamy green hue certainly gives it quite the allure.

Though the drink's taste is unfamiliar to me, I can tell you that despite borrowing its name, you wouldn't want to drink Le Labo's latest fragrance.

The latest extension of the brand's explorative fragrance range, THE MATCHA 26, embodies the feelings associated with matcha tea in Japanese culture. Taking a whiff won't whisk you away to a matcha latte-fueled rush to work on the tube on a rainy morning – instead, it promises to take you inward with feelings of familiarity and homeliness.

Le Labo fragrances are held in such high regard because of their signature elegance and craftmanship – traits unachievable with a fistful of matcha alone. Matcha tea is balanced with creamy fig notes, soft vetiver, cedar woods, and bitter orange, creating a woody yet fruity and aromatic scent.

Before testing THE MATCHA 26 myself, I had assumed the distinct earthiness of tea leaves (green or otherwise), but it was surprisingly light and balanced. If the tea tastes anything like the perfume, I'm sure it's great – but again, please don't drink it.

Le Labo's THE MATCHA 26 is available to shop online and in-store at Le Labo stockists.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.