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Atelier Cologne Clementine California Perfume Review

Atelier Cologne Clementine California

Atelier Cologne Clémentine California is perfume inspired by sunny Los Angeles. Los Angeles is one of those places that I love when I’m not there. I actually spend a lot of time thinking about moving there, fantasizing about year-round perfect weather, Art Deco architecture and endless sunshine. But, as soon as I’m there, I want to leave. I can’t really explain this phenomenon. I guess I love the idea of Los Angeles more than actually being there? I truly have a love/hate relationship with one of the… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Atelier Cologne Bois Blonds EDT Perfume Review

Atelier Bois Blonds Cologne

It’s still hot and humid. This has me revisiting “fresh” fragrances like those in the Atelier Cologne Absolues “Collection Originale“. I’ve been in the mood for a fresh vanilla like Vanille Insensée and the green clover “eau de cologne” Trèfle Pur. I’ve worn Bois Blonds for a few days and couldn’t believe that I haven’t reviewed it yet. Bois Blonds is like an “incense eau de cologne”.

Bois Blonds opens up with spicy pink pepper with a splash of orange blossom water. The pink pepper… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Ingrid Bergman Color Story – Orange & Green

Ingrid Bergman

Sometimes I get sick of words and I just want to look at pretty things. Here’s a color story inspired by this striking and inspiring orange and green themed portrait of Ingrid Bergman.

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Mighty Moss – A deep green shimmer eyeshadow stick. This color is so pretty on medium complexions with warm toned eyes. $17

OCC Lip Tar in Beta – A bright, hot orange liquid lipstick that can be mixed or worn alone… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine EDT Fragrance Review

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine

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… Continue reading | 23 Comments

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Atelier Cologne Oolang Infni EDT Perfume Review

Atelier Oolong Infini

Tea scents and I usually don’t mix. So many of them go all plastic-y on me. Atelier Cologne Oolong Infini doesn’t.

Oolang Infni opens with a blast of black pepper and Earl Grey tea. It’s pepper with tons of bergamot, very zesty. There’s a little bit of smokiness. It’s caravan tea smokiness. But, mainly I get pepper, bergamot and neroli. Oolang Infini is fresher than it is smoky. The dry-down is lots of white musk and some smoky vetiver on me.