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Atelier Cologne Philtre Ceylan ~ fragance review

Govardhan. Dalliance on a Terrace, detail

Day after day, he worked to perfect the love potion to seduce this untouchable woman. He asked her to meet him early in the morning in the park where the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. The perfect moment to kiss her would be apparent. Later, he understood that she never drank the filter he prepared. Instead, it was destiny that brought them together.

The Atelier Cologne Philtre Ceylan copywriter apparently does not know what “untouchable” can mean in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Filter? No, that would be — p-h-i-l-t-r-e. ARE there cherry trees in Sri Lanka? Why not a heavily scented flowering myristica fragrans tree (that yields nutmeg and mace)? Perhaps all was lost in translation? (But when a perfume costs over $300, it is nice to get some free humor.)

Philtre Ceylan (roughly translated as Ceylon love potion) is part of the Collection Orient. Philtre Ceylan’s mix of notes1 promised an exciting perfume experience…

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Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil ~ fragrance review

Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil

Atelier Cologne recently launched Bergamote Soleil, the latest addition to its Cologne Absolue collection. Bergamote Soleil’s composition includes top notes of bergamot, bigarade and ambrette; heart notes of jasmine, lavender and cardamom; and base notes of vetiver, oak moss and white amber. And like every Atelier Cologne fragrance, this one comes with a story:

They drove all night long taking turns… The minivan was the same one they had when they first met. He spotted it instantly, driving along the line of bergamot trees leading up to the villa…

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