In terms of sheer, natural joy, how many sensations can truly compare to the first bite of a perfectly ripe clementine? The visceral satisfaction as the skin of the fruit gives way, the effervescent spritz of fresh citrus atomized into the air, the indulgent rush of fresh, sweet juice running down your chin- this is the sensation perfectly captured in Clementine California, a marvel of a new fragrance from Atelier Cologne that will leave you pining for the Golden State. And while the first spray is a Proustian marvel, instantly drawing you back to your sunniest childhood memory, the remainder of the fragrance is equally wonderful, as an unexpected but only gently fiery heart of aromatic spices lend beautiful texture, keeping the front of the nose engaged long after the initial jolt of citrus has settled, and setting the stage for a naturally woodsy base featuring zingy vetiver. Lively and fresh, juicy and vibrant, Clementine California is substantial enough to cut through the cold when you’re pining for the West Coast, but shimmering enough to rock with style when you actually make it out here.
Clementine, mandarin, juniper berries, star anise, Sichuan pepper, basil, vetiver, sandalwood, cypress