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    Default New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    From cafleurebon.com:

    Atelier Colognes launch early in 2010 with five high quality fragrances now adds a sixth to the initial five, Vanille Insensee.

    Vanille Insensee has top notes of lime, cedrat and coriander. A heart of jasmine, vetiver, and oak moss leads to a base of vanilla from Madagascascar, oak wood, and amber.

    Vanille Insensee will be released in February wherever Atleier Colognes are sold.

    It will be available as a Cologne Absolue in two sizes 200mL ($170) and 30mL ($60). It will also be available as a candle ($45) and soap ($15).

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    I'm boycotting vanilla, pass. Nice that they offer a 30ml though. Nothing more annoying than sampling a niche frag and liking it only to find it's available in one size for $300.

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    I love the line. Looking forward to this!

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    Quote Originally Posted by funraiser18 View Post
    I love the line. Looking forward to this!
    Me too.

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    Good news - these are now available in 30 ml bottles. I don't need to blind buy a 200 ml bottle. :-)

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    This looks good, I would love to see their take on vanilla, as everything I have tried from them has been citrus in some way. I think this company has very high quality stuff, one of the few niche houses I've come across witch such high quality stuff. I just finished a review on Bois Blonds, which I think is easily one of the best citrus fragrances ever made. As if the blend weren't already perfect, its got insane longevity and projection through and through. I hope to see this fragrance house rise and bump crappy houses like Bond no 9 out of the niche market.

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    Well this is indeedy - vanilla...and....incense. it's well blended but a bit too sweet, and not very masculine IMO. It does take you on a journey though, certainly worth sampling.

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    How can you just go ahead and boycott vanilla? Seriously?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I'm boycotting vanilla, pass. Nice that they offer a 30ml though. Nothing more annoying than sampling a niche frag and liking it only to find it's available in one size for $300.

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    I'm really looking forward to this. Atelier makes some wonderful citruses... Vanille Insensee sounds a bit like Vanille 44 by Le Labo.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyDG View Post
    How can you just go ahead and boycott vanilla? Seriously?
    cause I have 20+ frags that dry down to the same boring base... vanilla


    it's a cheat code for longevity, it's a cop out for lazy perfumers, it's dead to me! DEAD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    cause I have 20+ frags that dry down to the same boring base... vanilla


    it's a cheat code for longevity, it's a cop out for lazy perfumers, it's dead to me! DEAD!
    This doesn't dry down like that. You should check it out.

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    Ahhh I can see your point when you put it that way. Mostly I hate the woody/amber dry-down more - whichever aromachemical it is that is in Bois d'Orage and so many others that has this sickening sweet pepper/amber/chemical accord. Bleh! Mind you, I enjoy vanilla - I can wear scents that are almost pure vanilla and love them as gourmands.

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    cause I have 20+ frags that dry down to the same boring base... vanilla


    it's a cheat code for longevity, it's a cop out for lazy perfumers, it's dead to me! DEAD!

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    I'll give it a go when it's available, I love ordering samples regardless if I think I'll like em or not.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    It's available now. Just picked up a 200ml bottle 10 minutes ago at Nieman Marcus. I like it a lot. Now my collection of 6 is complete.

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    It smells quite nice although, a bit too feminine for my tastes. I assume this is aimed towered women more considering colognes tend to well received by more of the make population than the women.
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    Somehow on multiple sampling I got past my initial thought on its femininity, and I went ahead and grabbed a bottle. Wouldn't wear it everywhere/everyday, but I can see where it might have some uses.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    I tried this today. All I can say is that this is some nasty sh*t. Pass.......
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    I see this isn't on Basenotes yet. It's a Vanilla with some bite. Sorry, if most of you don't like it. :-)
    I love it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fsface View Post
    Well this is indeedy - vanilla...and....incense. it's well blended but a bit too sweet, and not very masculine IMO. It does take you on a journey though, certainly worth sampling.
    The name means "foolish vanilla," which just seems kind of silly. No reference to incense, "encens" in French. Givenchy Insensé used the same word, referring to a state of crazy or foolish infatuation. I guess if you're crazy in love with vanilla, this might appeal to you. I'm lukewarm, and won't seek it out.

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    Please excuse my ignorance, as I am just a consumer and not an expert in the perfume field...but this is for MEN?! I received a sample in my Birchbox and I just love it and was considering buying it for myself (a woman)! I guess a previous commenter was correct that "cologne" should've been a tip off (vs edt or edp or parfum) but wow, this smells *way* too sweet to me for a man. I guess I'm old fashioned that way, since if I'm not mistaken the move of late is to more androgynous scents. But I like to smell (significantly) different than my mate.

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    I was pleasantly surprised, now regret that I only picked up the 30ml bottle. Yes, men can perfectly wear it.
    My top 16:

    1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
    5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
    7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
    11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
    13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
    15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...

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    Ah OK thanks...I haven't actually smelled it ON a man so that could be the difference. I'm sure it smells different on you than it does on me.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    Yesterday I got a massage @ The Eden Roc hotel in Miami Beach and in the gift shop where you check in I saw the Atelier line, with all of the testers (except for the 2 brand new ones). I had never smelled this one, so I drenched my left arm with 4-5 sprays and oddly this was my reaction:

    - I couldn't smell anything for the 1st few minutes which led me to believe that either I was anosmic to the aromachemicals in it or the tester had gone off. WTH?
    - When I offered my arm to Ray to smell he said it smelled like 'bug spray'
    - Where the heck is the vanilla? Is this like a Le Labo sort of thing, naming something with vanilla that actually doesn't smell like vanilla?
    - The incense, which I could smell, smelled very synthetic. Smoky, but with a flatness to it...it reminded me of how my oven smells, after I run the Self Cleaning cycle: metallic and ashy.

    Horrible stuff.
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    Firehorse and I went to Atelier Cologne yesterday, and they continue to push this. It is a train wreck of a fragrance. It may contain natural vanilla, but blending it with lime is horrible and the drydown smells like a chemical spill. It is one of the worst scents I have ever smelled.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee

    Atelier has a store in NY?
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