Ah the fine art of fragrance layering with Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine And Vanille Insensée Layering Duo ($35).
Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Purchasing the Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine And Vanille Insensée Layering Duo is an extremely bad move for your wallet. Once you try it you’ll find yourself wanting to purchase full sizes of both fragrances included in this set.
Soon after that you’ll find yourself exploring more of the Atelier Fragrance Collection. And before you know it you’ll be the proud broke owner of several large bottles of Atelier Cologne.
It’s a long, tricky path to destruction.
I promised myself, as you might already know from reading my past reviews like my introduction to Zoologist Perfumes, to feature more indie and niche fragrance houses on my site. Indie and niche fragrances are a passion of mine and I really love sharing some of my favorites with fragrance lovers.
With Summer closing in on us and plenty of warm weather to look forward to now is a good time as any to discuss Atelier because their fragrances are all based on citrus notes with a complex mix of herbs. The brand’s focus is on creating long lasting fragrance which they successfully do. My skin tends to suck up fragrance quickly which makes re-application necessary but Atelier’s perfumes last and last and last on me without the need to reapply. It’s a funny thing as many will look at the brand and wonder at the use of the word “Cologne”. For the word, evokes a weak formula but these are anything but weak as they contain a very high level of fragrance oil.
The Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine And Vanille Insensee Layering Duo is a perfect tiny prelude to the brand. It’s also quite inexpensive at $35 since it contains two 0.25 oz spray vials where as a single 0.25 spray vial will set you back $25 alone.
The set includes Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume and Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume which both wear well individually or mix together perfectly.
Orange Sanguine is a succulent blend of warm oranges. It reminds me of being in Greece, under the warm, sizzling sun with the scent of ripe orange on the trees mixed with a hint of bright, green leafs.
Vanille Insensée is NOT a gourmand vanilla nor is it even a traditional vanilla scent. It’s a unisex style fragrance that has the subtle sweetness of vanilla mixed with dark notes of rich earthy oak moss and woods as well as a hint of coriander.
Combined, these two fragrances create a dreamsicle-like fragrance that smells like Summer! I’m kind of slow learning about good layering techniques but a set like this makes it very, very easy as the two included in the set compliment each other beautifully.
If you’re shopping Summer fragrances I can’t recommend the Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine And Vanille Insensee Layering Duo enough! But as I said, be warned, this set could create a terrible addiction to Atelier!
The set is available now at Sephora.com.
Do you love Atelier fragrances?
Which are your favs?