I bought a bottle of Atelier Orange Sanguine when I got the idea in my head that I was moving to L.A.last year. After going through my perfume collection and daydreaming of moving to a small apartment once inhabited by Lilian Gish, I realized that all of my perfumes were “autumn” perfumes and this wasn’t going to work in my new life. I needed something citrus since this seems so logical for the sunny Hollywood weather. But, here’s the deal, I’m an “autumn” fragrance person. I don’t like citrus or sheer stuff! How would I have made it in Hollywood?
Orange Sanguine is one of the few citrus perfumes that I enjoy wearing. It has a robustness that so many other citrus perfumes lack. It opens with a big blast of mouth-watering juicy orange. This orange stays present and other things appear like “green” white florals and tons of white musk. Crisp geranium emphasizes the orange’s tartness. It gets less juicy with time and more like orange peel. It wears rather linear like oranges and some “green” florals. It eventually dries down to a variation of this. Just add dry woods with the white musk.
Notes listed include blood orange, bitter orange, jasmine, geranium, amber woods, tonka bean and sandalwood. Launch date 2010. PERFUMER – Ralph Schwieger
Give Orange Sanguine a try if you are looking for an orange perfume. Or if you like perfumes like Malle Cologne Bigarade, Pacfica Tuscan Blood Orange, Tocca Stella, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic and/or D.S. & Durga Italian Citrus. It’s completely unisex.
Orange Sanguine has average projection and longevity. For an orange perfume, it’s the longest wearing that I’ve tried.
After traveling to L.A. earlier this year, I realized I didn’t like it there. It wasn’t very “me”. I’m an autumn fragrance person, I wear too much black and I recycle.
Orange Sanguine comes in 3 sizes (1 oz- 6.8 oz) with prices ranging from $60-$155 at Beautyhabit.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Vibrant juicy orange over musk. It’s not complex but it is the cure for all of my orange cravings.
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