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Monday, February 18, 2013

Sample the Samples of Atelier Cologne Collection Voyage

I have amassed quite the collection of fragrances since they are one of my favorite categories of beauty products to try out. But it’s not always easy to find true love with one and sniffing a lot is on the menu.

I think we can all agree that small sample vials are not the most ideal way to try a fragrance because they  are usually hard to open and spill as you are popping the tiny top off. But then again, a full size bottle is not always ideal either, since fragrances are not cheap and think about how many you sniff vs. how many you really love.  

I think that fragrance samplers are just about the best thing on the planet as they are a great way to really get a feel for a some of the latest scents.

Another one I’m really feeling right now is ATELIER COLOGNE Collection Voyage. The box it comes in is beautiful, with a cute read postage stamp in the upper right hand corner, like an internationally stamped box.

Atelier-Cologne-VoyageThis sampler of eau de colognes is .25oz sprays of the following scents: Orange Sanguine (fresh fruit), Grand Néroli (aromatic citrus), Bois Blonds (woody floral), Trèfle Pur (citrus + green), Oolang Infini (green + citrus), Vanille Insensée (woody vanilla), and Ambre Nue (oriental floral).

And as you can see from the above list, this one pushes all the fragrance envelopes! There are a few mellow ones and then some, whoa ones that will help you max your sexiness for an eve.

So which ones are my faves? I can see why the Vanille Insensee has such a following; Bois Blonds is really pleasant and while I normally love oriental florals, the Ambre Nue was just too much, surprisingly. Maybe one of the notes just didn’t jive with me but the Grand Neroli, oy, so sexy and full-bodied. $95 @ Will you be checking out this collection?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Scents

I’m a little obsessed with all things spring right now and of course smells or scents fall in that category. Here are a few I’m swooning over!

Pacifica-Lilac-Banana-Republic-Atelier-Cologne PACIFICA French Lilac Spray Perfume ($22/1oz @ – florals can be fierce and this one sure is! Feel the season with a blend of lilac, magnolia leaves, heliotrope, ylang ylang, hyacinth and nectarine. And you can’t beat this price!

BANANA REPUBLIC Wildbloom Eau de Parfum Natural Spray ($48/1.7oz @ Banana Republic stores nationwide) – Classified as a Floral Fruity Chypre scent for the ever-so-confident reader that we know reads, this one combines guava, pear, watery hydrangea, blue orchid on a base of patchouli and sandalwood. A great evening scent and will leave people in your wake wonder just what the sexy scent is.

ATELIER COLOGNE in Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue ($50/1oz and $145/6.7oz @ – are you a citrus girl at heart? Then you might want to give this one a whiff. The concentrated formula has top notes of blood orange and bitter orange, middle notes of jasmine, geranium from South Africa on a base of amber woods, tonka beans and sandalwood.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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