Citron d`Erable by Atelier Cologne 2016

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Portia

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Hi there APJ,

On Google translate the meaning of Citron d`Erable is Lemon of Maple, whatever that means. It is not, as I originally heard it, Citron Terrible. OOOPSIE! Citron d’Erable is sold as a Limited Edition among the Atelier Cologne Collection Azur and comes in a darker than azure bottle. I like the simplicity of the Atelier flasks, they are very cool and slightly nerdy/hipster. When I see them in the coloured glass I think of the person who has a single bottle of fragrance at any one time. In my imagination that fragrance bottle probably sits on a bathroom counter or bedroom bureau and adds a feeling of industrial intimacy in an often minimalist environment. That splash of interesting, flamboyance even, in a stark and modern taste void.

Citron d`Erable by Atelier Cologne 2016

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Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Maple syrup, Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian mandarin
Heart: Chinese sichuan pepper, Eucalyptus, French blackcurrant
Base: Maple wood, Cedarwood, Sequoia

This fragrance was originally produced in 2016 for Canadian Sephora exclusively. It seems that it made the cut to the range but could still be a Limited Edition. It’s only just landed in Australia so I’m pretty excited to have a sample that the Libertine Parfumerie crew sent me. Thanks guys.

Citron d’Erable opens with a startling citrus, so strong and fizzy. I spritzed on my chest and even from there I was surprised by the enormity of it and wondered if I may have overspritzed. Luckily within a few seconds the screech had subsided and a luscious citrus, like a multi citrus juice or freshly cut oranges, limes, lemons, mandarines or grapefruit came through. It’s delightful and warmed through by the maple syrup slowly over the next 10 minutes.

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The citrus doesn’t leave though, it stays and becomes sweetened by blackcurrant. Bittersweetened actually. It provides interesting counterpoint to the citrus & maple. That’s kind of where Citron d’Erable stays on my skin. It wafts around for quite a while only getting slightly drier and woodsier towards dry down.

If you are a fruity fragrance fan this will definitely be your jam. You like the Escada frags? This is a posh version of their screech. I’m thinking it might lure some who are not so impressed by the genre as well. It feels like an expensively created shimmery fruit fragrance.

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Further reading: Colognoisseur
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How does a warm citrus for cooler weather sound to you?
Portia xx

8 comments on “Citron d`Erable by Atelier Cologne 2016

  1. Esperanza says:

    Hi Portia, love warm citrus for summer and winter! This one sounds like a must try! XXX Esperanza
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Esperanza,
      Great to see you. Yes, citrus is yum already but when treated like it it’s extra nice.
      Portia xx

  2. Anna Maria says:

    I love citrus for summer. The bottle is gorgeous for a minimalist dressing table for sure.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Anna Maria,
      we must have a citrus smelling day here next spring. We could choose our warm weather scents.
      Portia xx

  3. Ingeborg says:

    I love the blue colour of the bottle. I wear citrus all year, but citrus notes can’t stand up to very cold weather, reeally. Orange Sanguine with that warm woody note is fine in the cold, and this new one sounds like it might work, too. Too fruity and it is a no-go for me, but a mix of acidity and sweetness sounds interesting.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Ingeborg,
      Yes, 100% loving the bottle colour too.
      It’s nice to find a citrus that wears warm, as well as suiting the cool weather. There’s a Tauer that does it too.
      Portia x

  4. Anastasia says:

    Why not)) If lemon+honey+ginger works in a cold weather than its perfume analouge will too.
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