Happy spring to all of you folks who dwell in the Northern Hemisphere! Hope it’s feeling at least a little spring-like wherever you are. Ironically, after more than a week of spring-ish (even summer) temps here, today it’s far, far cooler — although normal for March. Ah, well … that’s Mother Nature for you. But let’s get to the scented portion of our program, shall we? On my foray to the big city today, I popped into Sephora and sniffed something that hit my sniffer as “spring”: Atelier Cologne’s Bergamote Soleil.
Now I’ve always liked this line, not only for its enjoyable fragrances, but also for its range of sizes (from a purse spray to a honkin’ big 6.7 ounce bottle), which makes it both affordable and splurge-worthy. But it seems that recently I’ve been doing a lot less sniffing and they’ve been producing more, so there are numerous scents of theirs that I’ve not been able to try. An acquaintance of mine at the local library chatted with me recently about bergamot, and it was on my mind, so when I saw Bergamote Soleil at Sephora, I snagged a spritz.
Bergamot is a wonderful perfume ingredient, and quite lovely, but it can tend to fall into the “simply pretty” camp when on its own, and that’s fine. But Bergamote Soleil pairs it with jasmine, cardamom, ambrette, among other notes. That mix boosts the scent’s complexity as well as the sophistication level, anchoring and deepening it, and making it a more interesting ride than simple bergamot. After four hours of wear, I was left with a a most pleasant mossy-green finish.
Notes: Calabrian bergamot, bigarade, ambrette, jasmine, lavender, cardamom, vetiver, oak moss and white amber.
Oh, and another thing I like about this line is its accessibility. It’s available at a fairly wide range of doors: in-store and online at Sephora, and also at Neiman Marcus, Aedes de Venustas and Luckyscent. Another plus: Their fragrances’ higher concentration gives even the lighter of their scents decent lasting power.
Have you tried Atelier Cologne’s Bergamote Soleil? What scents of theirs do you enjoy the most? And if you’re celebrating spring where you are, what fragrance are you wearing?