Hi there Perfume Posse. My mate Megan from the blog MeganInStMaxime works for Atelier des Ors and at Esxence 2017 she passed me a full set of their current range to giveaway here on Perfume Posse. I thought that the brand was a gimmicky load of shite because of the floating gold pieces and the overly designed bottles. In my mind anyone who worked that hard on the gimmicks probably didn’t give a rats ass about the juice. Boy, was I wrong. These are beautifully crafted, surprising and gorgeous fragrances. I know the lucky winner today will find at least one new precious love in the set.
Atelier des Ors Collection
Aube Rubis by Atelier des Ors 2015
Top: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Black currant
Heart: Sage, Violet, Iris
Base: Patchouli, Haitian vetiver, Praliné
I keep trying to pin Aube Rubis down to a pithy 3 sentence paragraph but it’s too beautiful to do that to. I’ll give you a full review ASAP. It’s the most surprising gourmand I’ve tried to date.
Cuir Sacré by Atelier des Ors 2015
Top: Juniper berry, Cardamom, Cypress
Heart: Frankincense, Saffron, Cedar leaf
Base: Vetiver, Cypriol, Leather
Opens with sharp woodsy incense, like a cold incense stick. Interesting hints of an Indian meal too and slightly soapy. Gosh, they never do anything by the book at Atelier des Ors. The range is happily skew wiff, a sideways slant on each major note. Interesting how they do that without making weird stuff, all extremely wearable. When the leather arrives it is softly and bound by a salted vetiver, like a posh handbag in an Indian restaurant at a temple by the sea. Lastly it sits at plush suede.
Larmes du Désert by Atelier des Ors 2015
Top: Elemi resin, Frankincense, Cypress
Heart: Patchouli, Gaiac wood, Cedarwood
Base: Citric notes, Benzoin, Wolfwood
The resins open sweet and churchy. Woods back this up and keep the whole fragrance grounded. I love this and think Tears of the Desert a perfect name, like the resinous sap tears of those dry, twisted shrubs that produce such exquisite fragrance.
Lune Feline by Atelier des Ors 2015
Top: Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pink pepper
Heart: Cypriol, Cedarwood, Styrax, Cachalox, Wolfwood
Base: Tahitian vanilla absolute, Peru balsam, Musk
Cardamom, vanilla and a softly sizzling pink pepper open. It’s a luxurious beauty and smells like it cost money to create. A smooth milky opaqueness with little hints of booze and greenery. A light fizziness gives me memories of ice-cream spiders when I was a kid.
Rose Omeyyade by Atelier des Ors 2015
Top: Pink pepper, Rosebud, Raspberry
Heart: Patchouli, Gaiac wood, Brown sugar
Base: Sandalwood, Oud, Amber
A very interesting gourmand, fruity rose backed by a deep and mysterious oriental oud base. Clever and beautiful. The patchouli is that interesting clean plastic variety and it usually makes me squirm but here it is so perfectly and precariously balanced that I just want to sniff more and more and more. Excellent.
Iris Fauve by Atelier des Ors 2017
Top: Bergamot, cinnamon, iris
Heart: Patchouli, Haitian vetiver, cypriol oil or nagarmotha
Base: Myrrh, musk, labdanum, liatris
The opening of Iris Fauve is that cool, crisp, cardboard and autumn air cleanness that I associate with the best and most beautiful iris-centric scents. Slight citrus and patchouli background noise and a lightly salted grassy green vetiver but iris above all. Layers of puff pastry and leathery hints too.
Surrender To Chance has some of the range in sample sizes
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
This week there will be 1 winner who will receive:
1 x set of Carded Manufacturers Samples of the above
P&H Anywhere in the world
HOW DO YOU WIN?
Please tell us in the comments which of the above Atelier Des Ors scents most interested you?
Entries Close Saturday 13th May 2017 10pm Australian EdsT and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Friday 19th May 2017 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit
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