Atelier Bloem is the new niche brand of Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, the founders of Malin+Goetz. They debut with six fragrances: 1614, Black Tulip, Half Moon, Iris, Nieuw Amsterdam and William.
1614 ~ "The year Andrew and Matthew’s home away from home in the Hudson Valley was founded. This slightly floral fragrance blends the dewy freshness of sweet clover and citrus with an understated woodsy musk, giving the perfume a subtly sun-warmed scent." With notes of black pepper, bergamot, neroli, jasmine, sweet clover, rose water, orange blossom, teakwood, sandalwood and musk.
Black Tulip ~ "Traditionally the most mysterious and coveted type of Tulip. Also a book by Alexandre Dumas. There is no flower more synonymous with the Netherlands than the tulip, and no tulip more intriguing than the illusive black variety. This scent captures the mysterious, unadulterated beauty of the flower, along with its enigmatic, yet passionate, nature." With notes of ivy, freesia, bergamot, tulip, violet, water jasmine, vetiver, amber, skin musk and blonde woods. [Update: later renamed Extraordinary Tulip.]
Half Moon ~ "The name of the boat Henry Hudson sailed up the eponymous river. This intoxicating mix of jasmine, bergamot, fresh greens, and musk offers a lush, seductive scent that’s perfect for the moody and ethereal ambiance of a night half-lit by the moon." With notes of bergamot, peach, jasmine, honeysuckle, fresh greens, amber, musks and amberwood.
Iris ~ "Scent of iris. With its vibrant color, soft petals, and subtly unique shapes, the iris has often been a muse for painters throughout history. This interpretation of the flower’s scent is smooth and alluring, balancing a refined floral fragrance with a soft, woodsy aroma." With notes of cardamom, rain forest orchid, violet, iris petals, star jasmine, pimento blossom, rose, iris wood, vetiver, tonka bean and musk.
Nieuw Amsterdam ~ "Original Dutch Name for New York. Inspired by tradition, fused with hyper-contemporary elegance, this regionally-inspired blend mixes the sweet, enlightening scent of geranium rose with the warm aromas of cedarwood, amber, and musk." With notes of magnolia, ginger, geranium rose, lotus, rose, honeysuckle, cotton peony, oud, atlas cedar, amber and skin musk.
William ~ "The Dutch Royal Family, known as the House of Orange. A complex, and refreshing Neroli scented parfum distilled from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, as well as the wood and leaves." With notes of neroli petals, nectarine, lavender, orange blossom, freesia, jasmine, blond wood, amber, vanilla, musk and sandalwood
Atelier Bloem 1614, Black Tulip, Half Moon, Iris, Nieuw Amsterdam and William are available now at Barneys, $195 each for 100 ml Eau de Parfum.