Mint & Tonic (2018)

Mint & Tonic by Atkinsons
Bottle Design Aesthete, Thierry de Baschmakoff
Where to buy

Search on

More
Where to buy
7.2 / 10     66 RatingsRatingsRatings
Mint & Tonic is a perfume by Atkinsons for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is fresh-green. It is being marketed by Perfume Holding.

Search on

More

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruit, Mint, Lime
Heart Notes Heart NotesGinger, Geranium, Mandarin
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwood, Musk, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.2 (66 Ratings)

Longevity

6.2 (57 Ratings)

Sillage

5.8 (58 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (58 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 22.06.2020.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • SoukSouk
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

7
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
loewenherz
Translated Show originalShow translation
loewenherz
loewenherz
Top Review    17  
Regin grinder
A mythological figure whose image has been decisively influenced by a single representation - and this is not necessarily only advantageous - is that of the Valkyrie. Thanks to Richard Wagner's interpretation - and especially thanks to his famous Valkyrie ride (unforgotten in Francis Ford Coppola's anti-war film 'Apocalypse Now', in which the napalm bombing of Vietnam with helicopters is 'accompanied' by this Valkyrie ride) - the Valkyrie is occupied as mighty, booming and terrifying. One thinks of giant, blond, braided women with horn-reinforced helmets and iron braces, who listen to such lyrical names as Helmwige or Schwertleite. If I should add a scent to this Wagnerian Valkyrie, it would have to be a squadron like Black Afgano, Youth Dew or Alien, persevering and brute like a war galley.

In fact, in Nordic mythology, the Valkyries were female spirits in Odin's entourage who chose the bravest and most honourable of the fallen warriors - called 'Einherjer' - from the battlefield, picked them up and led them to Walhall. The Vikings believed that northern lights must be the reflection of the moon on the armour of the shield young riding through Midgard. These Valkyries were ethereal and cool creatures in pale or bluish robes and rode on white war horses. They were often depicted with winged helmets - and not with horned ones, as Wagner did. Such a ghostly apparition is accompanied by a scent that is as spherical and cool as it is - but not fresh or even cheerful - this Valkyrie fits someone like Atkinsons' Mint & Tonic.

Remarkable - although not intrusive - is already the top note. Only a few cool top notes manage to get by without a pointed citric component (no matter what grapefruit, lime and mandarin may say - they're all there, but they don't shape the fragrance) and at the same time not be metallic. Mint & Tonic is reserved and balanced right from the start - those who expected a party-suited cocktail or long drink scent might find this disappointing. I also perceive a - dimmed - medicine-like chord (the fine pungency of ginger) - also of medium strength at most - and finally a diffuse and yet comforting warmth - like the warm breath of the Walküre with its wings, as she gently lifts the Einherjer from the battlefield and carries it on the back of her white horse to Walhall.

Conclusion: one of the Valkyries mentioned in the Lieder-Edda Grímnismál is Reginleifr. The Pre-Raphaelite Edward Robert Hughes painted it ethereally beautiful in his 'Night's Watch of the Valkyrie', sitting on a wall holding the wing helmet in her arms - and smelling very fine and quietly of Atkinsons' Mint & Tonic.
7
Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Jazzbob
Translated Show originalShow translation
Jazzbob
Jazzbob
Top Review    11  
Expectation vs. reality
Mint and citrus notes, plus ginger and rose geranium - that reads like the ultimate fresh scent! Even the name "Mint & Tonic" promises cool and bitter nuances, as in many a summer cocktail. Everything to my taste, I thought to myself and waited anxiously for the bottle I had ordered for a sharing. This - well-shaped, made of solid glass and fitted with a metal cap - arrived in a simple and pretty packaging. The first impression counts and Atkinsons knows how to please (optically and haptically)
The first sprayer, on the other hand, was somewhat sobering. Fresh, citrusy and green, Mint & Tonic does indeed have a cooling effect, but less than expected. The realistic bitterness that grapefruit and lime bring along with their sour characteristics is pleasing, but unfortunately the mint goes a bit under so that I would rather speak of a diffuse green note. I can't see much development at first, because apart from the very easily perceptible rose geranium, which fits into the bright, friendly picture, there is no trace of ginger with its genuine pungency. After three or four hours, when I first wore it, I thought that the fragrance would gradually fade away. But finally a warm, spicy and woody base comes out, which in my opinion projects a little more strongly again.

However, this is still too euphemistically formulated, because Mint & Tonic seems to me to be extremely discreet. An often used euphemism in this context is the term 'office scent', which usually means that it doesn't offend, but is usually only worn at work. And so I see Mint & Tonic as a nice scent that you can wear with a clear conscience, but that disappears from your memory just as quickly. In this genre - citric, green, fresh, dry-spicy - I consider XerJoff's Nio to be a much better alternative, although its price is not necessarily justified. Although I really like mint in the flesh, finding the right perfume remains a difficult matter, and I prefer to have tonic in an alcoholic cold drink. Cheers!
4 Replies

Perfume Classification by the Community


Photos by the Community

by Felsn
by Felsn

Popular Atkinsons

Oud Save The King (Eau de Parfum) by Atkinsons 24 Old Bond Street by Atkinsons 24 Old Bond Street Triple Extract (Eau de Cologne Concentrée) by Atkinsons The Odd Fellow's Bouquet by Atkinsons Amber Empire by Atkinsons Gold Fair in Mayfair by Atkinsons His Majesty The Oud by Atkinsons The Big Bad Cedar by Atkinsons Scilly Neroli by Atkinsons Pirates' Grand Reserve by Atkinsons Oud Save The Queen (Eau de Parfum) by Atkinsons Love In Idleness by Atkinsons Falling In Leaves by Atkinsons The Excelsior Bouquet by Atkinsons The Other Side of Oud by Atkinsons White Rose de Alix by Atkinsons Lavender on the Rocks by Atkinsons Posh on the Green by Atkinsons Fashion Decree by Atkinsons 41 Burlington Arcade by Atkinsons