Clémentine California (2016)

Clémentine California by Atelier Cologne
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Clémentine California is a perfume by Atelier Cologne for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCalifornian clementine, Macedonian juniper berry, Italian mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesChinese star aniseed, Chinese sichuan pepper, Egyptian Basil
Base Notes Base NotesHaitian vetiver, New Caledonian sandalwood, French cypress

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Scent

7.4 (91 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (77 Ratings)

Sillage

6.0 (79 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (85 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 23.01.2020.
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FrauHolle

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Counting sheep. (default)
Because many had asked: "Frau Holle, how do I actually get to sleep best", here again a precise explanation for everyone how to do it right, and in the end everyone finds his well-deserved rest: Counting sheep.

First of all, stop worrying about it. About gifts, about strange scents, or about Advent calendars where the right thing was not inside. This must end now. Be open to new thoughts, namely thoughts about sheep.
Why sheep. Well, the answer is easy, and anyone can answer it for themselves, sheep are jumping animals, or have you ever seen a snake, an elephant, or even a whale jump? No.

For the right introduction to the world of restful sleep, it is important that you first of all get an imaginary picture of the landscape scenery in your head (Bob Ross has many nice suggestions and whole thought templates there).
Maybe a meadow, a few flowers, unspectacular flowers, not too much ballyhoo.
Further back a clearing and a conservation, no matter in which order, and now, the most important thing:
A picket fence
Wire mesh fences or walls are often imagined to be too high or too spiky, so that the animals get entangled in them too often (painfully) or do not make it over the obstacle at all.
This is then neither beneficial for the animal nor for your sleep.

Once the hunter's fence has really thought its way into the picture, you can actually start jumping!
The sheep/the sheep (all white with black faces/proved) ((don't start with brown ones too, they are pretty & clumsy to look at first, but totally distract from the thing itself)
So, no lambs, no wolves, or else you'll still be lying around awake tomorrow morning; just normal standard sheep.
Slow standard sheep.

You know the rest.
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Atelier goes to the dark side! :(
I bought a mini of Clementine California, rather than waiting to go to Sephora to try it first, because I've liked everything I've tried of this brand. Likewise, when I put it on for the first time, I splashed on quite a bit, as I've done with other Atelier scents. From such hubris does a person get a headache!

This is the first of their line that I've hated. I can barely detect the citrus here, and what I do detect has none of the playful juiciness of clementine or mandarin. It's surrounded by horrible, pointy, synthetic clouds of sandalwood and pepper, bringing it closer in spirit to space-age plastic scents like Calvin Klein Reveal than to its citrusy peers in the Atelier line.

Coming to its page on Parfumo, I can see the possible reason behind this: Atelier Cologne sold out to L'Oreal in 2016, the same year CC was released. Either the perfumers were trying to catch L'Oreal's attention with a product compatible for their department store lines, or perhaps it was L'Oreal's people writing the briefs for this one. L'Oreal has been buying up many perfume companies in the last few years, and I'm unaware of any that were improved by their leadership. L'Oreal is also one of the few companies left that seems unapologetic about animal testing. While other companies were at least trying to phase it out, I've never heard anything from L'Oreal that shows any concern at all for the rats, rabbits, and other poor creatures whom they will mutilate and burn with overdoses of their products. I must be more careful about checking ownership of companies because, as this experience shows, it's not always obvious whether an animal-torturing company owns a particular brand.

Thank goodness this is fading somewhat after an hour, as is my headache. I'm still going to take a shower and wash myself free of it--literally and metaphorically.

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