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A collection of five fragrances by the master perfumers of Atelier Cologne.  The company writes, “blend unexpected and rare extracts with signature fresh citruses to create Colognes Absolues, concentrated formulas with distinctive and long-lasting sillage. Each scent captures treasured emotions and powerful memories.”

I was sent a small sample vial of each of the five fragrances and with my untrained, yet sensitive nose, I have to say that these are some truly beautiful, sophisticated fragrances.   None of them are over powering or heavy, and all of them are freshly invigorating to my senses. 

Because I admit I am truly uneducated when it comes to explaining a fragrance (unlike Blogdorf Goodman and The Non-Blonde who do it very well) I will be using the company’s descriptions of each of the five scents along with the top, heart and base notes.   They describe them very well!

Boise Blonds – A sophisticated yet mischievous elixir; entwines unique and precious woods and incense with sensual orange flower and vetiver.  
• Top notes: Tunisian neroli, pink pepper
• Heart notes: Moroccan orange flower, incense
• Base notes: blond woods, musks, Haitian vetiver

Grand Neroli – A romantic ingenue; wraps elegant orange blossom flower around layers of clean herbal notes, warm musks and addictive brushstrokes of vanilla. 
• Top notes: Moroccan neroli, lemon, Sicilian bergamot, petitgrain
• Heart notes: Persian galbanum, moss, birch leaves
• Base notes: clean musk, white amber, vanilla from Madagascar

Orange Sanguine -A zesty and energizing burst of crushed ripe fruit; plays off sweet blood orange juice against bitter orange peel and sensual notes of geranium.
• Top notes: blood orange, bitter orange
• Heart notes: jasmine, geranium from South Africa
• Base notes: amber woods, tonka beans, sandalwood

Oolang Infini -A full-bodied, mysterious concoction; captures blue tea and bergamot in the warmth of smoke and leather. .
• Top notes: bergamot, Tunisian neroli
• Heart notes: oolang tea, jasmine petals, blond leather
• Base notes: tobacco flower, gaiac wood, Haitian vetiver 

Trèfle Pur A landscape of vitality; surrounds violet leaves in green woods, freshly cut grass and dewy earth.  
• Top notes: bitter orange, cardamon, basilic
• Heart notes: clover absolute, violet leaves, Tunisian neroli
• Base notes: patchouli moss, musk