Hey Hey Posse Peeps, Blanche Immortelle is another of the Atelier Cologne line that completely flew under my radar. I must have tried it because I have a 5ml decant here with a bit gone. All the tape etc is still intact though so usage not evaporation.
Blanche Immortelle by Jérôme Epinette for Atelier Cologne 2014
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Calabrian bergamot, Italian mandarin, Grasse mimosa
Heart: Corsican immortelle absolute, Indian jasmine sambac, Turkish rose absolute
Base: Indonesian patchouli, Haitian vetiver, Australian sandalwood
Citrus and herbs open us up here but already I have hints of patchouli warming what I was expecting to be super green to a warmer, more bakery feeling. Not a gourmand as such but definitely sweeter and cakier than the mimosa + citrus my head was anticipating. The immortelle is not the parched, crackled dried flower but the honeyed warmth of the sun mixed with sheer and clean jasmine. Beautiful. So warm and wearable yet with a veer toward freaky. Had the projection and heft been lifted another 20% we would have been fabulously overwhelmed. As it is Blanche Immortelle is as comfortable as your favourite, now thinning but still super warm cashmere/wool jumper.
The sweetness is paired beautifully with patchouli and creamy sandalwood as the fragrance progresses and I’m surprised that tobacco and amber aren’t noted as ingredients.
I can imagine this becoming a total go-to scent for people who aren’t perfumistas but want to smell good. They are aware of the power of scent but not interested in having a collection. One fabulous, wear it everyday, never have to worry and often get compliments perfume for her or him that can take them anywhere. Work, Weekends, Events, Home all covered by one lovely fragrance.
I am seriously thinking about buying a few 30ml of Blanche Immortelle to have on hand for gifting.
Which of the Ateliers took your fancy?
Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies.