Perfume Directory

Bergamote Soleil (2016)
by Atelier Cologne


Bergamote Soleil information

Year of Launch2016
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 41 votes)

People and companies

HouseAtelier Cologne
Parent Company at launchL'Oréal Group

About Bergamote Soleil

The company say:

A Cologne Absolue celebrates the elegance of citruses, the traditional ingredients of a cologne. For the first time, citruses are blended with the most precious raw materials in perfumery for perfectly balanced creations with outstanding lasting power thanks to very high concentration of essential oils.

Reviews of Bergamote Soleil

The opening is sparkling fresh with bergamot having the central stage. After the first hour, when the bergamot loses its power, the dry down phase is the usual Atelier base that I know from many more of their offerings. It's a nice summer scent, but it doesn't stand out in any way. My reference bergamot perfume is Le Labo's Bergamote 22 which wows me when I put it on, at least in the first hour. Bergamote Soleil doesn't really move me.
18th May, 2018
Bitter orange peel that lasts all day.

Bergamot and vetiver are the stars here. A dry citrus that is sharp and biting, perfect for summer.

Really good longevity. Not a huge projector but persists all day and into the night, albeit lightly.

05th August, 2017
A good, bitter, green and bold citrus, with much cardamom and vetiver. Quite well done, but a bit boring. Might be on the masculine side.
19th April, 2017
Dry citrus with a cleaner solution at first spray. Calms down to a slightly bitter citrus fragrance. Not bad, just not for me.
18th August, 2016
Sweet and juicy, like biting into a sweet lemon suprême, or sucking on a citrusy hard candy. It has a sugary feel to it that I enjoy, with a bergamot floralcy that develops in a few minutes.
As I type, I am getting a bit of something akin to the scent of violet candies: violet, but not the stemmy, green of violet leaf.
A sweet one, with plenty of references to candy, that, while done well, does not stick out.
08th August, 2016
Oddly reminiscent of Atelier Cologne Pomelo Paradis, which I just tried out this morning, Bergamote Soleil is a little fresher and a little less tart but at its center is, similarly, a citrus that is more toward the tart side. The bitter orange seems to fit, though it isn't that bitter, and I do get some of the lavender in the heart that gives it a bit of added, albeit different freshness. The vetiver/oakmoss/amber base works well, though--I like that aspect of it far more than the expression of bergamot at the top, which isn't as tart as the pomelo in Pomelo Paradis, but it's still pretty tart, a little too tart for my liking.

Performance is on par with most of the Collection Originale, nothing to write home about it, so as with many of the Ateliers, it comes down to whether you really like scent, and like Pomelo Paradis, this one falls short for me but it could be a unisex winner for many.

6 out of 10
02nd June, 2016

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