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Mediterranean in low season
My spring fragrance and in my top 3 of all Atelier Colognes fragrances (with Emeraude Agar for autumn and Oud Sapphire for winter). I'm sure it's helpful if you like aniseed. It smells a bit like cold pastis enriched with a good shot of grapefruit. Normally I don't like perfumes that smell like food and drink, but I like to make an exception for anise. It was a good choice for Atelier Cologne to choose anise to evoke the French Mistral sea wind, which is a sharp, cutting wind instead of a gentle summer breeze. M.P. is not sweet anise, licorice or sambucco, but bitter and sour. Like cold sea water on your face sailing in spring. Fortunately, the scent does not try to smell of the sea itself, as these sea scents usually smell very chemical. M.P. smells very natural. Instead of taking a perfect photo of the sea, M.P. evokes the Mediterranean Sea in the harsher season with a few brushstrokes in white, green and blue.