Atelier des Ors Sample Set




Hi there APJ,

On Friday a fortnight ago I wrote about the newest Atelier des Ors, Iris Fauve. The house is wonderful and Megan who is their PR woman gave me a full set of samples for one lucky APJ reader. So here’s a quick run down of each scent in the collection, then move on down to the GIVEAWAY section and have a go.

Good luck,
Portia xxx

Atelier des Ors Collection


Aube Rubis by Atelier des Ors 2015

Top: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Black currant
Heart: Sage, Violet, Iris
Base: Patchouli, Haitian vetiver, Praliné


Cuir Sacré by Atelier des Ors 2015

Top: Juniper berry, Cardamom, Cypress
Heart: Frankincense, Saffron, Cedar leaf
Base: Vetiver, Cypriol, Leather

Opens with sharp woodsy incense, like a cold incense stick. Interesting hints of an Indian meal too and slightly soapy. Gosh, they never do anything by the book at Atelier des Ors. The range is happily skew wiff, a sideways slant on each major note. Interesting how they do that without making weird stuff, all extremely wearable. When the leather arrives it is softly and bound by a salted vetiver, like a posh handbag in an Indian restaurant at a temple by the sea. Lastly it sits at plush suede.

Larmes du Désert by Atelier des Ors 2015

Top: Elemi resin, Frankincense, Cypress
Heart: Patchouli, Gaiac wood, Cedarwood
Base: Citric notes, Benzoin, Wolfwood

The resins open sweet and churchy. Woods back this up and keep the whole fragrance grounded. I love this and think Tears of the Desert a perfect name, like the resinous sap tears of those dry, twisted shrubs that produce such exquisite fragrance.

Lune Feline by Atelier des Ors 2015

Top: Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pink pepper
Heart: Cypriol, Cedarwood, Styrax, Cachalox, Wolfwood
Base: Tahitian vanilla absolute, Peru balsam, Musk

Cardamom, vanilla and a softly sizzling pink pepper open. It’s a luxurious beauty and smells like it cost money to create. A smooth milky opaqueness with little hints of booze and greenery. A light fizziness gives me memories of ice-cream spiders when I was a kid.

Rose Omeyyade by Atelier des Ors 2015

Top: Pink pepper, Rosebud, Raspberry
Heart: Patchouli, Gaiac wood, Brown sugar
Base: Sandalwood, Oud, Amber

A very interesting gourmand, fruity rose backed by a deep and mysterious oriental oud base. Clever and beautiful. The patchouli is that interesting clean plastic variety and it usually makes me squirm but here it is so perfectly and precariously balanced that I just want to sniff more and more and more. Excellent.

Go see the Atelier des Ors, Iris Fauve post if you want too.


Atelier des Ors Sample Set GIVEAWAY

CLOSED Thursday April 27 8am AEST

56 thoughts on “Atelier des Ors Sample Set

  1. I have been curious about these new additions to the line.
    Iris Fauve sounds amazing

    If the giveaway is open internationally, this Canadian would love to enter


  2. I don’t see the instructions for the giveaway. What are we to do? I follow via email and Facebook.
    Looking at the notes, I think Larmes du Désert would be my fave.


    • Claudia an ice cream spider is delicious. And especially good fun!!! It is a drink.
      Instructions; half fill a large glass of your fave soft drink {soda}, then place one or two scoops of ice cream into the glass
      then drink.


  3. Hi Portia and thanks for the opportunity. I follow by email.
    Claudia S, an icecream spider, in Australia, is soft drink (for me, preferably Coke) with a scoop of icecream so that you get that lovely combination of fizz and creaminess, sharp bubbles and smoothness. Called an ice cream float I think in other places?
    Portia, these sound so interesting and definitely challenging for me; I’m with Tena and think that I would love the Iris Fauve. And the bottles are just lovely, as are the names.


  4. Hi Portia. I have been eager to try this line for a year now. I think I would really enhoy Iris Fauve but also Larmes du Désert. Thank you for this opportunity. I follow by email. Sandra xo


  5. I would love to try all of them so thanks for the review and the opportunity! I think Lune Feline would be my favorite based on the notes, although who knows? It’s so hard to judge based on just the notes. I follow via email.


  6. I follow by email. Portia, this is making my heart go pitty-pat so fast. I’d so love to try all of them. My fingers are crossed, I’ve braided my hair, toes are crossed, and I think I’ll braid the dog’s tail. Thank you so much for your generosity.


  7. I have small decants of half the line, and they are so gorgeous! Cuir Sacré is one of my favorites, though its price suggests I’ll have to live from decant to decant. I’d love to try the AdOs I haven’t 🙂 I follow by e-mail. Thanks!


  8. Sounds great! Never tried any of the Atelier des Ors. Thanks for the generosity, count me in please. I followed via email.
    Peshawar, Pakistan


  9. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, all of them seems to be really interesting, count me in please 😉
    I follow via e-mail
    Europe : Slovakia


  10. Still following by email from Canada. Your review of Iris Fauve made me think it would be wonderful to sample. The Aube Rubis sounds appealing too.
    I think Ellen M has it wrapped up in the lucky attempts department. 😉


  11. Aaaaah, exploring new perfume houses – always a wonderful experience. Lune Feline sounds great to me. Thanks to you and Megan for the opportunity.
    I follow by email.


  12. Sounds interesting! Patchouli is a bit hit and miss for for me but would love to try all these, especially Larmes du Désert. Follow by email.


  13. I’ve been wanting to try these for some time. IIn fact I ve unsuccessfully taken part in two giveaways already, so am hoping it will be third time lucky. I’d really love to try Iris Fauve and Lqrmes du Désert.
    I follow by email. Thank you so much?


  14. What a wonderful giveaway, thank you so much for the opportunity! I have a sample of Lune Féline and absolutely adore it, would love to try more from this house. I follow by email and Facebook. (PS and now this Kiwi really wants an ice cream spider)


  15. I have read so much about this house and would be super excited to win samples, thank you so much for the draw.
    I follow by email


  16. Wow! Another fantastic giveaway! I follow via email & FB. Cuir Sacré is the one that catches my eye, leather, incense, I really just can’t stay away from these sorts of things! Thanks for another awesome opportunity 🙂


  17. I follow you via FB and email. I love that you post early AM, because nothing starts my day like an email of your latest post.

    Anyway, the one I am super excited to try is Lune Feline! Just the name transforms me into a Femme Fatale!!


  18. I love the design of the bottles! It sounds like Lune Feline is exactly my kind of scent, though Cuir Sacré also sticks with me as a must-try.

    I follow by email & facebook. Thank you for inspiring another haul! Hahaha!


  19. Oh wow and the descriptions pretty much drooling! If its open internationally, joining in. Im based in Chile or Switzerland depending on whats easier. Thanks to Megan and you both for this chance.


  20. Amazing !
    What i would give to try Larmes du Désert by Atelier des Ors 2015. resin mmm , patchouli and sandalwood. Adore these scents and am sure would equally savour these samples.
    Thank you for such a giveaway.
    I follow by email newsletter and Facebook .


  21. Hi Portia,

    I haven’t tried any of this line yet and they all sound interesting. Cuir Sacré piques my interest most because I’m really enjoying leather scents and incense scents right now and this has both elements going on.
    Lil xx

    P.s. I follow by email


  22. I am curious of this line, but don’t think it is available at any of the shops here. What lovely bottles and perhaps Lune Feline or Iris Fauve would work for me.

    I follow by email.


  23. I follow via Facebook and email. never heard of this brand previously. I think the fragrance which I’d be most keen on trying is the Cuir Sacre because of the Cypress and Leather


  24. Hi there. A lovely gesture! I came across Atelier in Nice and was completely smitten. Iris Fauve is at the top of my very long wish list. Thanks for the chance to have a perfume that is so transformative. I live in Auckland, New Zealand and I follow you by email.❤️


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