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 orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesStar anise, Sichuan pepper, Egyptian basil
Base Notes Base NotesHaitian vetiver, New Caledonian sandalwood, French cypress

Ratings

Scent

7.4 (119 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (100 Ratings)

Sillage

6.1 (101 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (109 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 27.11.2020.
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pudelbonzo
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pudelbonzo
Helpful Review    10  
Hollywood in Hollywatt
Atelier Cologne always adds beautiful postcards to its specimens, which reflect the fragrance.

Here the flair of Hollywood is photographed, because besides numerous bright orange clementines and mandarins I see several film accessories like film reel, the famous " flap " and greeting cards from Hollywood.

The illusory world of the " Movies " is my world.

With pleasure I accompanied the friend to shootings, where you can indulge your fantasy with impunity.

Sometimes the good man turned into a king, sometimes into a murderer, sometimes into a fiery lover.
A vibrant, multi-faceted profession my friend had chosen.

There were also strange moments when the "king" did not manage to get on his horse or the "lover" pushed his teeth roughly in front of the "lover's" teeth - and both left the stage whining.
Yes - there was also laughter.

And cheerful and lively is also the fragrance.
Tangerines and clementines roll towards me, sour and yet citric - sweet, but not cute.
The pepper appears unscratched and California gets élan.
Vetiver grounds the fragrance - as does the calm cypress scent.
Sandalwood nestles this sunny scent on the skin.

I enjoyed watching this cheerful film - and my home town of Wattenscheid becomes Hollywatt.

By the way, this is the birthplace of James Bond - which gives my town a certain thrill.

What's it called?
The pot is boiling.
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FrauHolle

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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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8.5
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9
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Anarlan
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Anarlan
Anarlan
Top Review    37  
Californian long drink, too good to drink
The thermometer shows 28 degrees for the first time this year, and that in the middle of April. As expected, everyone around me is freaking out and the midsummer programme is running as soon as they return from their skiing holiday, at full speed. SPF50 and spaghetti ice cream everywhere. Finally, wearers of shorts over milky rice coloured men's legs are no longer arrested and young and old are allowed to wear blackjacks with impunity and their own pedicure status regardless of their toe separator.

Even my children found last year's inflatable XXL paddling pool somewhere in the basement and placed it in a slightly reproachful casualness at the edge of the terrace. All right, for Christ's sake. I'm already in the game. Yeah! Summer! Gin & Tonic! Barbecue orgies! Yeah.

After what felt like years of the worst of all dull winters, I'm so soft as a nappy and in need of summer that, before the third barbecue this week, I'm going to visit my trusted perfumer by remote control. Finally, I'm still missing this one, which is somehow different from the others. It should be citric (total surprise), please no lime this time, but also woody (as always), something green-herbal (not new either), a little fruity (crazy), but not too sweet, a little tart, and not even remotely reminiscent of oakmoss, not in the front, not in the middle, not out the back. At least this is a little challenge
Yada yada.

How very original. I was a hopeless victim of my own eternally recurring scent preferences. Anyway, so off to the realm of Hesperidia
As soon as I enter the store, I spray myself for the 200th time in the summer fragrance self-experiment Allure Homme Édition Blanche on my forearm, sometime it must work out with both of us, today would be a good day. A mainstreamer, what for every day, completely unagitated, does not hurt anyone, beautiful fragrance, solid and reliable heat resistant and immediately I hear myself murmuring "WC-freshener-lemon". Top notes can put a good scent to shame, and the white version of the male temptation doesn't make it over the target this time either. So in my desperation I start to look at the Tom Ford corner, the little bright blue things down there, it looks so Mediterranean summery, Amalfi coast, Capri fish, hach, lemon sorbet with grappa, yippee, there must be something useful this time?

Nothing. Too fruity, too one-dimensional, too synthetic, too angular, too blue, too extravagant, too pretentious, too expensive, too Tom Ford. So it won't work today, summer will pass me by without the grapefruit kissing me. And there is my salvation in front of me, a lovely young lady from the local staff, and I hear myself dazedly babbling something about "summer scent" and "thirty degrees" and "citric", determined not to be tempted towards a niche this time.

"Ohhhh, I would have some great things for her, but I see them rather over here with diiiiiiiies scents!", and before I can even protest for the sake of form, I am already standing in front of the well sorted niche corner again. Oh, great. Wondering what exactly it is about my appearance that tempts her to make this steep thesis, or whether she's only interested in selling the high-priced registers, the cunning beast, I play the game. Let's go, Frollein, we have nothing to lose here, the sun is burning, my brain is evaporating, the bratwurst is charring, show me
Summer scents come and go. Nothing knocks my socks off. A tragedy. I want to go back to 7 degrees Celsius and mizzle
And bang, all of a sudden I have a fruit juice splashing tangerine with leaves and stalks on my arm, fully ripe and half green at the same time, picked directly from the branch in full sunshine. Not a German Advent mandarin from the red net bag, but a Californian citrus fruit, which is much more fully grown and hangs rather orange-like on its tree and aaaah, how wonderful, this completely non-Christmas Pacific coastal freshness exudes. Now please don't be silly in the fragrance, I think, after such a stunning start. And God knows I won't be disappointed, and as if I'd guessed, a wonderful, gin-splashed, non-alcoholic juniper note is added, herbaceous with basil, you can see the leaves in this fantastically cool-fruity refreshing drink almost in front of you, as they glide past the ice cubes when you top up. Everything is very natural, delicate and flowing. And then, as if I had ordered it, a dry woodiness is added, hard to describe in its unsweetened tart sweetness. According to the fragrance pyramid, it's sandalwood (I smell it), star anise (nope), pepper (I mean pepper) and vetiver (thanks that vetiver has its place in this fragrance, but I don't notice any of it) that give the fragrance a firm and solid centre, which turns the fruity, tangy exuberance of the youthful citrus fruit into an adult affair. No sensation, nothing the world hasn't heard of yet, but a fruity, fine, noble, unagitated, well-tempered refreshment exactly to my taste and booty
I don't really need to pretend that the fragrance doesn't fit like a fist on the inner perfume eye, and of course a bottle of the delicacy will be placed in my pocket under the shining eyes of the successful young saleswoman
In the practical test the following day, the fragrance lasts a full 12 hours despite its superficial lightness, and even in the evening I still sniff a Californian citrus breeze under the warm dry woodiness. So the summer may go on like this.

It is a pity that the fragrance no longer finds fans here, but in my eyes it does not diminish its quality.

Oh, yeah. Before I forget: No oakmoss for miles around....
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Augusto
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Helpful Review    6  
Clementine, not boring!
AugustA thought: Yes, well it will be boring, but try it. Tangerine is not my favourite lemon at the moment - too sticky, too sweet and only tastes good in winter anyway, for exactly one week until I'm sick of it. In fragrances - and it's a popular top note - it gets on my nerves accordingly often, especially when it's not contrasted in an interesting way. I would even go so far as to say that it only goes well with winter scents. With spices and stuff
Now for the clementine. Detergent? No, it just popped into my head from one of those commercials. No soap, no clean air. Fresh, natural
Scent sprayed on, now comes the surprise: Nothing at all. Nothing at all. I knew it would be boring, but it's not what I expected. Watered-down tangerine, where do you get that? I turn away disappointed
But here's the thing: Not a tangerine, but actually clementine. Little by little, then with flavor. No, not the detergent woman, but a seedless, somewhat tart of these little inconspicuous orange fruits and she suddenly pulls my face together and smells of her skin! Totally tangy and fresh, as if she had just been ripped open. Wow! Nice to meet you Mood-lifting! I didn't expect it to be like this, and all day long I keep getting a whiff of that damn refreshing clementine peel, and it's much, much better than I expected. Thumbs up for the boring clementine!!
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5
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5
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8
Bottle
PBullFriend

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PBullFriend
PBullFriend
Very helpful Review    5  
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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