Atelier des Ors is a brand I really love – Lune Feline, Iris Fauve. Interesting, nuanced and beautiful fragrances. So Atelier des Ors Musc Immortel has been out there while – right now it’s on an exclusive at Harrod’s. I think it’s about to be released wider soon. Read a couple of reviews of it, and now I have some in my hot little hands!
Notes of grapefruit, clary sage, iris, patchouli, vetiver, cypriol, nagarmotha, ambrette, musk and immortelle. Hey, musk, iris and immortelle, how could this miss?
And it doesn’t. There’s this weirdly bright musk open – all sagey and grapefruity, and it sort makes you pause for a second, then the patchouli backbuilds. That’s not my favorite moment in this scent, not a patchouli love. But it’s necessary because then it gets all syrup musky, then out comes a little spice and iris. This is the beginning of a huge love affair I have with this scent. the other notes don’t completely go away, but they fade to the edges, just keeping it interesting and not too musky or irisy or pancake syrup.
It’s all warm and cuddly, and when in the world is it going to be available here? I have a generous sample I can split up among four people to share, plus they also (they being Atelier des Ors, disclaimer that they did send me the sample because, duh, can’t get it) sent some other samples of their other scents. So I’ll do a drawing for four samples of the Atelier des Ors Musc Immortelle, and each one will get a sample of one of the other scents, and you may not get first pick, but drop a comment saying which one of the Atelier des Ors fragrances you’d most like to try, or if you have tried some, which one you haven’t tried or if you’ve tried them all, which one you loved/liked the most!
Sorry about the whiff last week. I’ve got long-term arm problems, and it picks weird times to flare up – the beginning of winter is one of them. And since captioning is my job, sometimes I have to really take a break from all other typing when it’s the worst just so I can still do my job, which I really love. It’s eh today, but I really wanted to tell you about this perfume, and to keep an eye out for it, when it comes here. I’ll ask the lovely Josie at Osswald when she thinks it will be here!