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Itchynose 2 years ago 4
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle

Dusty red wine lips
It was the early 90's during a school trip to some small village in the middle of nowhere that I got to taste wine for the first time. It was meant to be a fun day of learning for us city kids getting in touch with the rural world but it was hot and dusty and we were all more excited by the prospect of prolonged close contact with the classmates of the opposite sex than by honey, cheese or wine making.

In any case we were grateful for the cool atmosphere in the wine cellars and were happy to leave the thyme and olive trees behind in exchange for the mysteriously fruity smell that emanated from deep down the caves and catacombs storing the goods. Eventually we got to have a little taste of the inebriating red juice –it was a different time–, and in the cover of darkness, amongst excited giggles, there was some hand holding and even kissing, a first too for some on that trip.

I smelled Sweet Tobacco Spirits many years later and the memories of that distant school trip came rushing back: powdery honey, musty air in a dark cellar, old wooden casks drenched in booze and syrupy wine on some dusty red lips.

Itchynose 2 years ago 3
7.5
Scent
8
Bottle

Saccharin Oud
Smelling Oud Save The King feels like slowly sinking into the cushion of a big, comfy sofa, the prominent suede and oud notes just so smooth and velvety, perfectly supported by sweet orris and creamy sandalwood. Sadly the top notes are nowhere to be found, and without that bergamot the blend becomes a tad cloying and overwhelming after a while. Throughout its lifespan it remains a slightly warm, elegant fragrance but also a bit linear or lacking an exciting edge to it.

Still, Oud Save The King could be an apt scent for those who want to get started with agarwood fragrances that aren't dark or demanding, but it may not provide the "authentic oud" fix to more experienced noses.
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Itchynose 2 years ago 2
8.5
Scent
8
Bottle

Tea in a pinstripe suit
24 Bond Street is a fresh green scent –an aromatic combo of juniper and tea– with a classy, mature, boozy-floral personality: behind the green shoots hides a subtle whiskey and rose heart made in fragrance heaven. As the scent dries down all these notes smoothly blend together and evolve into a familiar, slightly powdery, vintage men's cologne territory.

Like many creations by Atkinsons this is an elegant scent that exudes sophistication and requires a suave, confident wearer. A grown up, old-school-yet-modern perfume to be enjoyed by discerning masculine noses.

Itchynose 2 years ago 2
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle

One million soap bubbles
The Moroccan citron in Cédrat Enivrant comes across as a very realistic citrus note, maybe due to Atelier Cologne's preference for using natural ingredients in their products. It's not an artificially sharp or screeching lemon like in a cleaning product nor sweet and cloying like candy drops or lemon drizzle cake: this is a fresh, slightly green and very zesty citron smell that starts and remains extremely fizzy, reminiscent of a high quality lemon scented bar of soap that has been scrubbed into a million little bubbles. Expensive fabric softener also comes to mind at some points.

Performance is discreet –it's a skin scent all the way– and this is one of those fragrances that some could criticize as linear but it's also one that is true to its label: Cédrat Enivrant, intoxicating citron, is a blast of soft, smooth lemony goodness for lovers of high quality yet simple citrus scents.

Itchynose 2 years ago 3
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle

Mysterious fruit of paradise
From the first spray of Pacific Lime a cloud of sweet and fresh tropical goodness takes over. It's a fruity smell that immediately evokes a few different images: a colorful Caribbean street market brimming with pineapples and bananas; the juicy, syrupy smell of mango pulp dripping down the arms and elbows; the coconut-lime sweetness of a boozy cocktail on the beach.

If what we ask from an evocative summer scent is to transport us to a dreamy faraway place that probably only exists in our imagination then Pacific Lime can only get the highest score from me; this is a wonderfully fresh and fruity fragrance that smells just like paradise. My favorite scent from Atelier Cologne.

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