Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli

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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.

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I experience spraying Grand Neroli as refreshing as having a swim in a cold pool on a very warm day or having a cool glass of orange lemonade in the shadeimage.

Highly recommended !

rating: 4/5

origin of sample: my own

 

painting: Bodegon de naranjas  Raphael Romero Barros, 1863, Museo de Bellas Artes Cordoba, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A different point of view

Yesterday while being in the forest I started photographing a very small mushroom. My boyfriend Peter suggested to take a different angle and take a photograph from the perspective of the mushroom itself. A beautiful different view. Look at things from another angle and experience its beauty. image

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne pour le Matin Fresh…ok, but exciting ?

The French/Armenian perfumer Francis Kurkdjian made one cologne for the morning and one for the evening for his own perfume line Maison Francis Kurkdjian (MFK). This is a different approach to classic colognes which are mostly used in the morning to refresh but not very suited for evenings.

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Cologne pour le matin is one of my favorite cologne.  The image I get is the one above. At first you smell citrus notes, lemon and bergamot very shortly. Afterwards you smell cedar wood for hours, like scenting sharpened pencils. This reminded me of the perfume Autoportrait by Olfactive Studio. Giving a clean, fresh but warm feeling. 

Cologne pour le Matin is fresh but not very exciting. Much more stimulating is another evening scent from MFK: Absolue pour le Soir. Absolue pour le Soir, an animalic scent, reminding me of horse barns. Kurkdjian said he was inspired for Absolue pour le Soir by a photograph of Bianca Jagger lying on a leather couch during the eighties while wearing a little dress.

He got his inspiration for Cologne pour le Matin from the first lines from the book Bonjour Tristesse by the French writer Francoise Sagan. She describes being wakened by a sunbeam. Another inspiration was walking on the grass in the morning. I can imagine these two sources of inspiration but not a picture of Bianca Jagger. 

Cologne pour le Matin might be too clean or even a bit boring for some but I find it a refreshing scent during the morning or day. Different from classic Colognes like Muelhens 4711. Longevity of Cologne pour le Matin is excellent.

Official notes according to MFK website: bergamot from Calabria, lemon from Sicily, white thyme from Maroc, lavender, oranjeblossom from Tunis. According to the Fragantica website the notes are cotton and flax.

August 8, 2012

Updated: October 14, 2014

Photographs were made by me.

Origin of sample: my own