Cèdre Atlas

Lemon and black current jump around wildly, wafting about you joyfully at the start (Atelier Cologne 2015). Perhaps it’s the cedar that tethers them down and eventually mixes them with a dash of sublime apricot, earthy papyrus and beautiful vetiver and amber. Cèdre Atlas is expansive, a little romantic, and very clean and contemporary. It…

Vétiver Fatal

When I first smelled Vétiver Fatal (Atelier Cologne 2012) I was instantly reminded of Chanel No. 18 and then later of Guerlain Vetiver. But anyway, throughout the entire progression until the very end, the notes both stand out individually and yet blend well together to create a fragrance that feels fresh, clean, contemporary a little…

Santal Carmin

Santal Carmin (Atelier Cologne 2014) is very clean and modern but with a sweet saffron, fruity musk and warm, vanillic woody notes.  There’s a fresh, juicy, ripe citrus tinge lingering in the background.  And into the drydown it’s a bit spicy, like a mixture of old books and pomanders…  It reminds me of a contemporary version…

Sud Magnolia

It opens with a bright, slightly sweet, citrus fruitiness (Atelier Cologne 2015) that is refreshing, and uplifting, but in a way that is almost otherworldly.  It reminds me of the way the air smells in the winter, on a truly cold morning – frozen and fresh but with an added glamour and dazzle.  Then, into…

Mandarine Glaciale

Mandarine Glaciale by Atelier Cologne (Atelier Cologne 2015) smells exactly as the name describes – like a watery, super clean, cool mandarine orange.  It’s a unisex, super linear scent with decent sillage and moderate longevity.  I made the mistake of wearing it on a cool day and would recommend that it be worn when the…

Mandarine Glaciale

Mandarine Glaciale by Atelier Cologne (Atelier Cologne 2015) is a unisex citrusy fragrance.   It’s very clean, linear and yet rich.  The name says it all –  watery, clean, cool mandarine.  It’s a nice scent.  I can’t say that I would purchase it because it was a bit too linear for my tastes, but it…