I first tried Atelier Cologne's Vanille Insensée in Liberty when visiting London. I then picked up a sample at Roullier White (link). The brand was created by Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel in 2009. They opened their first store in Nolita in NYC in 2011 which was closely followed by a Parisian Atelier in 2012. In 2013 more stores appeared in Brooklyn and Paris.
This little set was a spur of the moment buy...inside is a 30ml bottle of cologne with a hot pink leather case (this is refillable), a set of four postcards with sample vials (Orange Sanguine, Grand Neroli, Bois Blonds and Ambre Nue). There also is a 200gr bar of soap.
It is a really stunning scent with top notes of coriander and lime, a heart of jasmine, vetiver and oakmoss with a base of vanilla, oakwood and amber. It's the perfect scent to wear anytime day or night.
Sample vials (my favourites are zesty Orange Sanguine and lush Grand Neroli).
Grand Neroli: with top notes of neroli, bergamot and petigrain, a heart of galbanum, oakmoss and birch leaves with a base of musk, cedarwood and vanilla.
Orange Sanguine: with top notes of blood orange, bitter orange and red mandarin, a heart of jasmine, geranium and black pepper with a base of tonka, sandalwood and cedarwood.
Bois Blonds: has top notes of neroli, bergamot and petigrain, a heart of obloss, pink pepper and incense with a base of blond woods, musk and verivert.
Ambre Nue: has top notes of green mandarin, bergamot and tajetes with a heart of orchid, cinnamon and benzoin with base notes of cistus, labdanum, amber and tonka.
Thanks also to Mandy for the pefume vials which are a great try-me selection. See my thoughts of the Heeley scents HERE.
What's your favourite Atelier Cologne scent?