Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Atelier Cologne duo

RATING (out of 5 stars): 3 stars

COST: $18 for the mini set, $60 and up for full sizes

THE SKINNY: One of my favorite winter scents in Atelier Cologne's Rose Anonyme, so I was really pining to try the brand's Orange Sanguine and Vanilla Insensee. Both are good, but neither scent lasts a long time. For fragrance this expensive, it really needs to linger more than it does.

I thought I would like the Orange Sanguine the best because I do gravitate toward anything orange. It's spicy and warm, but it doesn't make me as happy as it should. There's something slightly off about the scent. It has notes of jasmine, geranium, amber and sandalwood. (I'm guessing the geranium notes are what's throwing it off for my nose.)

The Vanilla Insensee was the real surprise. It's amazing and heavily vanilla without being sweet. It's made with lime, jasmine, oak and amber. I like it better of the two.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep.

CHECK IT OUT: I found this cologne at Sephora.

-- Tested by Shay