A selection of fragrances made by the French perfume house Atelier Cologne, bought in June 2016 by the L’Oreal Group.
Perfume discovery sets are an excellent way to try new fragrances and great gifts for the holidays. It is a very convenient way to store perfume samples as well. I love to give discovery sets for the holidays. Some new sets were introduced recently. The sets which caught my eye are sold by Nicolai Parfums, Parfums Viktoria Minya, Heeley Parfums, Atelier Cologne and Sultan Pasha Attars.
1. Nicolai Parfums
This set with fragrances made by French perfumer Patricia de Nicolai can only be bought online. It includes the following 6 scents in 1,5 ml sprays:
Patchouli Intense, Ambre Cashmere Intense, Musc Intense, New-York Intense, Fig-Tea, L’eau miXte
Price: 29 euro for 6 samples/1,5 ml online via their website
2. Parfums Viktoria Minya
Two discovery sets are available. An interesting and elegant looking travel set with 5 sprays containing 15 mls of the whole range. A cheaper way to discover the perfume house is the sample set with 1,75 mls dab samples. I find this smaller set a very good way smell each fragrance, get to know them and compare them to each other. The only draw back are the dab vials instead of sprays. Included in the set are: Hedonist, Hedonist Rose, Hedonist Iris, Hedonist Cassis and Eau de Hongrie, Viktoria Minya’s ode to Tokaji Wine.
Price: 19 euro for 5 samples/1,75 mls or 159 euro for 5 sprays/15 mls – online via their website
3. Heeley Parfums
A new set was introduced by the perfume house Heeley Parfums including 5 fragrances: Sel Marin, Hippie Rose, Cardinal, Oranges and Lemons say the Bell’s of St Clement’s and Menthe Fraiche. Heeley is a perfume house I really like, I own a bottle of St Clement’s but this set is very tempting.
Price: 135 euro for 5 small/15 ml spray miniature bottles
4. Atelier Cologne
I read about this marvelous set on Undina’s website and am considering buying this new set. It is not only excellent value for money as a set but a 30 euro gift voucher is included as well. The set includes the extensive Atelier Cologne line of 30 fragrances.
Price: 30 euro for 30/2mls – free shipping for the sample set
5. Sultan Pasha Attars
Ultra niche perfumer Sultan Pasha recently introduced a sample set on ebay including Thebes Grade 1 and Grade 2 which he made after scenting the original and famed Guerlain Djedi. These intriguing two different versions of one scent are well worth buying the whole sample set for. If only to smell their compelling difference.
Price: 66 euro (55 pounds) for 25 small (2 drops) sample attars via eBay
Have a bought perfume discovery sets as a gift? Or are you planning too? Did you like one of these sets?
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All photographs were taken from the official websites except the first photograph. The first photograph was made at florist Menno Kroon in Amsterdam by Esperessence.
Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli has been one of my favorite summer cologne this summer. It is fresh, not very longlasting, uncomplicated but uplifting, refreshing and wonderful on a hot day. Every time I wore it I kept spraying it during the day; the only remedy for it’s short longevity. I bought a leather glove for the 30 ml refillable spray bottle which works quite well in a small hand bag.
Highly recommended !
origin of sample: my own
painting: Bodegon de naranjas Raphael Romero Barros, 1863, Museo de Bellas Artes Cordoba, Spain