I absolutely love the Atelier Cologne brand because it is so authentic and the fragrances are sublime. They give the beauty of citrus a whole new profile and the brand new Cologne Absolue scent is so interesting and beautiful. Check out Atelier Cologne Iris Rebelle, a super chic and sophisticated skin-like powdery fragrance that’s so easy to wear.
Iris Rebelle is inspired by a ballerina and I have to say, when you smell it on the skin, that idea is totally brought to life. It is delicately powdery yet earthy with an uplifting citrussy orange flower note and beautiful lavender and rose. The base is soft, smooth and skin like. It has a very ethereal feel.
Atelier Cologne Iris Rebelle Notes
- Top notes – Calabrian Bergamot, Moroccan Orange Flower, Vietnamese Black Pepper
- Heart notes – Moroccan Iris, Provencal Lavender, Rose Centifolia from Grasse
- Base notes – Central American Gaiac Wood, Indonesian Patchouli, White Musk Accord
The Iris, which is of course the star of the show, is a very interesting ingredient because the Iris flower naturally has no scent. The actual scent comes from the root of the Iris which requires a very complex extraction process, described to me by Sylvie, one of the brand founders. By the way, she is an extremely charismatic woman who is French-girl cool and has crazily shiny luscious hair. I loved listening to her.
In order to create iris absolu, the root needs to remain in the ground for three years. It then must be dried above ground for three years. Only then can the iris butter be extracted. Atelier Cologne’s unique approach of overdosing with natural citrus brings an individual and fresh, modern take on Iris that I absolutely love. It’s a grown up fragrance, nothing sugar sweet, but softly clean with skin-like woodiness. Lovely!
Find Atelier Cologne Iris Rebelle HERE.
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