Transform: Yourself to the Orient

By Jo Phillips

If you are looking to find a perfume that goes hand-in-hand with summer, then you want to be searching for one in the oriental perfume group. Oriental perfumes although very light, emit warmth and sensuality generating the perfect scent for summer. Atelier Cologne, founded in 2009 by Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel, has recently released five Cologne Absolue perfumes forming a new fragrance family called COLLECTION ORIENT. Sylvie and Christophe were inspired by several trips to Asia and the Middle East, where they came to admire and appreciate the differences in cultures and also the approaches to beauty and perfume. The range of raw materials generally used by their Maison de Parfum has been expanded for this collection, adding incredible rare ingredients including, incense from Samarkand, cherry blossom from Jinhae, Ceylan black tea, black pepper from Vietnam and indigo mimosa from India.



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Encens Jinhae

“The wind was blowing. The graceful petals of the cherry blossoms were dancing like snow flakes. Suddenly, she got closer to him and dove into jet black eyes, He thought that his spell started to take hold. Her beauty was unique. Despire feeling guilty, he kissed her.”

Top notes : lemon from Sicily pink pepper from China nutmeg from India

Heart notes : incense from Samarkand cherry blossom from Jinhae Turkish rose absolue

Base notes : sandalwood from New Caledonia heart of patchouli from Indonesia elemi from Philippines

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Philtre Ceylan

“Day after day, he worked to perfect the love potion to seduce this untouchable woman. He asked her to meet him early in the morning in the park where the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. The perfect moment to kiss her would be apparent. Later, he understood that she never drank the filter he prepared. Instead, it was destiny that brought them together.”

Top notes : bergamot from Calabria, spearmint from India, cardamom from Guatemala

Heart notes : Ceylan black tea, green tea from Sri Lanka, iris from China

Base notes : cumin from India, gaiac wood from Paraguay, papyrus from India

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Poivre Electrique

“The plan was to sail East. The waves were calling them… Adventure was what they were after. Discovering who they are was their shared goal. When they arrived, their dream became a reality. The atmosphere was so electric. They could not resist walking towards the far off lights.”

Top notes : bitter orange from Tunisia, black pepper from Vietnam, pink pepper from China

Heart notes : incense from Samarkand, pimento leaf from Jamaica, Turkish rose absolue

Base notes : myrrh from Africa, sandalwood from New Caledonia, cedarwood from Virginia

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Mimosa Indigo

“It was three in the morning. She was in a taxi heading home. Still in her purple dress looking intensely beautiful. Passing in front of a jazz club, she could hear the music playing inside. She asked the driver to stop and pushed the door open. She slowly walked to the musician sitting in the dark and told him: « this is MY music ».”

Top notes : mandarin from Italy, bergamot from Calabria, saffron flower from India

Heart notes : indigo mimosa from India, white leather accord, lilac

Base notes : sandalwood from New Caledonia, vanilla from Papua New Guinea, musk

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Tobacco Nuit

“This night the jazz club was full. The notes effortlessly emerged from his saxophone. A beautiful dark-haired woman approached. Her appreciation for the melody was no secret. Confidently, she softly spoke to him. A moment he could only dream of.”

Top notes : clementine from Italy coriander from Russia cumin from India

Heart notes : tobacco flower from Turkey labdanum from Egypt incense from Samarkand

Base notes : patchouli from Indonesia cedarwood from Atlas tonka bean from Brazil

To find out more about Atelier Cologne, please click here.

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