Perfume Diary: Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The title of this post really should be "Extreme Sadness Over the Lack of Longevity of Citrus Scents on My Body". I bought this mini duo of Atelier Cologne scents mainly for the Vanille Insenee, but was excited for Orange Sanguine which I had not tried before.

These little bottles do not have a spray mechanism head so I poured it into a spare atomizer.

As per the Atelier Cologne website:

Top notes: blood orange from Italy, bitter orange from Spain, red mandarin from Italy

Heart notes :jasmine from Egypt, geranium from South Africa, black pepper from Madagascar

Base notes :tonka bean from Brazil, sandalwood from Indonesia, cedarwood from Texas

What do I get? An insanely large burst of citrus peel. Not quite the sweet aroma of a clementine being peeled just inches away, more like the zesty bitter aroma of the peel's oils left on on your fingers. It is uplifting, refreshing and it awakens me. 

Unfortunately it lasts on me for five minutes. I'm not kidding. Five minutes. My skin has absolutely no ability to hold on to citrus, which angers me greatly because I really adore citrus fragrances. The drydown is lightly floral, barely discernible (on me). I can maybe get 20 minutes of wear if I spray it on my clothes, but I'm still left disappointed. At one point, I sprayed my wrists and offered them almost immediately to my husband to sniff - he couldn't smell anything at all. I can't comment on projection because this fragrance just doesn't exist for me. 

I'm envious of those who can wear this, I won't lie. 

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