Saturday, 19 July 2014


I've been wanting to review a new range cologne that has recently arrived our shores and charmed many experienced noses at its soft launch at Escentials.

Atelier Cologne was born out of a serendipitous encounter between Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel. Perfume had always been their passion and their profession, with both having equally strong  backgrounds in the fragrance departments. 

Their dream was to create colognes of character to be worn as pure perfume, while exalting the characteristic and magic freshness of cologne. Together, they present to you Cologne Absolue.

I loved the way Christophe illustrated how he met his wife, how their chance meeting gave birth to  Atelier Cologne. Second thing I love about the range is that all smell distinctively different on their but are still able to layer on one another if you wanna.
My 2 favourite picks are: 

Christophe was extremely smart to have 'opened the show' with this happy, exuberant scent, Orange Sanguine (100ml, SGD170). It smells exactly like freshly peeled orange skin, the kind of scent you'd wear out for a picnic with friends, laughing and celebrating youth, sunshine and breakfast moments.

Top notes
blood orange from Italy
bitter orange from Seville
red mandarin from Italy

Heart notes
jasmine from Egypt
geranium from South Africa
black pepper from Madagascar

Base notes
tonka bean from Brazil
sandalwood from Indonesia
cedarwood from Texas

The other fragrance that tore me apart, which I eventually bagged home is Oolang Infini (100ml, SGD200). This is what I would wear on a daily basis, it smells just like how I'd wanna smell, firm, collected and understated.
A scent that makes you wanna go back to it again and again and again, like a baby's scent lol. It's so easy to be comfortable in it, the soft musky scent settling in for long periods of time without having to re-apply it again  throughout the day. Definitely lasting and worth every penny paid.

Top notes
bergamot from Calabria
Tunisian neroli

Heart notes
oolang tea
jasmine from Egypt
blond leather

Base notes
tobacco flower from the Balkans
gaiac wood from India

 Now available at: Escentials Paragon #03-02/05 and Escentials Tangs Beauty 1.

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