Trefle Pur by Jerome Epinette for Atelier Cologne 2010


Post by Maya


Hello APJ,

When my daughter Tamara found out that I was working on a review for APJ, she asked me to pick one of her favorite perfumes and do a review on it. I agreed to work with HER on a review. She has a great nose and her perfume impressions are as she puts it “abstract” and I should add, usually, but not always, single words which I make into sentences. That’s become my job in this collaboration.

We decided to pick one of 4 fragrances. We sniffed the first one and I asked, “What do you get?” She said with a big smile, “It smells good!” After I stopped laughing, I asked, “And what else?” She replied, “It smells good!” This happened with 2 more fragrances. We chose the one that when I asked the question, she answered, “Leprechauns”. So leprechauns it is!

Trefle Pur Atelier Cologne 2010

Trefle Pur Atelier Cologne FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bitter orange, cardamom, sweet basil
Heart: Clover, violet leaves, Tunisian neroli
Base: Moss, patchouli, musk

Trefle Pur opens bright, crisp, citrusy, and slightly green. After about 5 minutes, a little sweetness comes in and the crispness lightens a little. It stays sweet, but it’s not a floral type of sweetness. It keeps an underlying citrus note and a subtle spice appears. It’s during this opening that “I think of leprechauns, lush green fields, four leaf clovers, and streams.”

Trefle Pur Atelier 4-leaf Clover wikipediaPhoto Stolen Wikipedia

Later on the “notes combine so I can’t really pick out anything specific. It becomes a little, bright, sweet, and spicy (not like pepper or cinnamon, a subtle spice) scent. It smells good!” Now is when it’s spring – a combination of sunlight, budding flowers and moss.

It wears close to the skin and lasts a few hours.

I asked her, “When would you wear it?” And she answered, “When I felt like it.”

Trefle Pur Atelier Cologne pxleyesPhoto Stolen pxleyes

Then I asked her if she minded me writing about her and how this review came to be.
“As long as you don’t tell my personal secrets, we’re all good.”
“What personal secrets?”
“The ones I don’t tell you about, so we’re all good.”

Further reading: Olfactoria’s Travels and EauMG
LuckyScent start at $70/30ml to $175/200ml and have samples
Surrender To Chance have $3/ml or $19/7.5ml manufacturers mini

Now that I’ve stopped laughing, I have to ask: Have you tried Trefle Pur and what are your feelings about it if you have? I’m afraid to ask what you think of this review.


28 comments on “Trefle Pur by Jerome Epinette for Atelier Cologne 2010

  1. Azar says:

    Hi Maya,
    What a fun collaboration and review! I haven’t tried Trefle Pur but its got me wondering what scent leprechauns would wear, probably fragrances of four leaf clovers, moss and spring as you both suggest. I wouldn’t ask any more questions about the personal secrets, though.
    Azar xx

  2. Maya says:

    Hey Azar,
    It was a lot of fun to do. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I think it’s best to leave those pesky personal secrets alone too. 🙂
    Maya x

  3. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Hey there Maya!!
    I love this story. I got a little lump in my throat reading it. This is exactly the kind of conversation my Mum and sister would have had.
    Portia xx

  4. Cute…nice story and Trfle Pur is a lovely scent..thanks for the read..

    • Maya says:

      Hi cassandra,
      Thank you for reading it! I agree, Trefle Pur is lovely and a few hours is decent longevity for a cologne.
      Maya x

  5. killerrabbit says:

    Your review is delightful and your daughter has an excellent nose. I have been smelling some amazing things lately but never leprechauns

  6. tsurera says:

    Haha I apologize for the abstract review, but that’s just how my brain works.

  7. Maya says:

    Hi killer rabbit,
    I’m glad you liked the review and I love your comment! I’m in the same boat as you. I don’t remember EVER even getting a whiff of a leprechaun. 😉
    Maya x

  8. tsurera says:

    I totally hit reply, but for some reason it posted as a new comment. Oh well.

    Love to everyone then~

  9. patriciaC says:

    Now i have to try this fragrance,leprechaun’s sounds right up my alley. From the listed notes, sounds like tsurera got it just right.

  10. annina says:

    Charming review, now I very much want to try Trefle Pur! I do love leprechauns!

    • Maya says:

      Thank you annina. I find I like many Atelier fragrances. And I must admit that now whenever I see Trefle Pur, I start to smile and my mind goes, “Leprechauns”. That makes it a happy scent for me.

  11. Mary K says:

    Enjoyed the review! Haven’t tried this one yet, but I think I’d really like it!

    • Maya says:

      Hey Mary K,
      And think of this – once you’ve tried it you will know what leprechauns smell like. Then when you catch a whiff, you can follow it to that magical pot of gold! 😉
      Maya x

  12. Dionne says:

    What a great idea for a review, Maya! Reading this made me think I’d have a good time collaborating on a review with my teenage son Archimedes – he’s got an astute nose and a real way with words.

    Trefle Pur did not work on me, and I was heartily disappointed, because I really, really wanted it to go with my skin chemistry (which has problems with lots of florals and greens). I’ll take consolation in the fact that I can totally rock Atelier’s Vanille Insensée.

    • Maya says:

      Oh Dionne – you could have a lot of fun! Go for it! This one almost came together on it’s own and worked for me because I also ultimately wear perfume because “it smells good”.

      Vanilla Insensee is wonderful! Tamara discovered it when she was looking for a great vanilla. She rocks it too and it’s a love for me.
      Maya x

  13. Victoria says:

    Haha, personal secrets? How could you report them if you don’t know them? 😉

    I do love this one in the spring because it does make me think of streams and greens and leprechauns (not the ones of the corny horror film variety either).

  14. poodle says:

    Great review. I wonder what those secrets are… I don’t think I’ve ever had a scent remind me of leprechauns. :). I’ll need to try this.

    • Maya says:

      Thanks poodle. That’s the thing about secrets – knowing there are some that you don’t know, makes you want to know what they are even more! Trefle Pur is a pretty scent that starts out cool and gets a bit warmer. I cannot guarantee the leprechauns! 🙂
      Maya x

  15. Maya says:

    Mmmmmmm PatriciaC – Maybe THAT was the green thing I saw after drinking a lot of Bailey’s IRISH Cream!

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