Tuesday 30 July 2013

Atelier Cologne History and the New Launch of Collection Métal!

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 Atelier Cologne Gold Leather from the Collection Métal
[Available in September 2013]

  Atelier Cologne Gold Leather from the Collection Métal
the mini bottle also covered in real gold is free with every 200 ml Gold Leather fragrance purchase!

  Atelier Cologne Silver Iris  from the Collection Métal
[Available in September 2013]

Hey beauties, as you have noticed I haven't posted in a long while, I was extremely busy with a couple of projects I have started working on, which I am very excited about and will soon share with you! Hopefully now I can get back into regular blogging, which I've been missing. So let's go!

Last week I went to a wonderful press event which represented the brand itself and their new launch of the Collection Métal. This was the first time I was introduced to Atelier Cologne fragrances. If you've been read my blog for a while you'll know I have a real soft spot for fragrances, particularly for decadent and opulent fragrances. It was a privilege to meet the founders of Atelier Cologne, Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasela who fell in love and decided to create this brand together. 

The Story of this brand is beautiful because love and fragrance are dependent on one another, there can't be love without fragrance and there can't be fragrance without love. What also makes the brand special is that they are the first fragrance house that is dedicated purely to the legendary perfumery classic: the cologne! Cologne is a fragrance of the previous generations, known as very pungent and almost over-powering, however Sylvie and Christophe managed to keep the essence of the classic and make it modern.

It was a very hot evening, right in the heart of London, Liberty third floor, the fans were on full... As soon as they begun to spray the fragrances onto the paper sticks, the cologne would expand into the space and hit you immediately as the fans blew it into your direction. Every time a new fragrance was introduced it was something out of Alice in Wonderland, a modern version of magic. 

Atelier Cologne fragrances are composed with luxurious notes, which is what makes your mind devour the fragrance and immediately you find yourself on a journey trying to discover what notes are sweeping you off your feet. It is an amazing experience, something very very special indeed. All of the fragrances are uni-sex, which I am a total sucker for I love the idea of sharing a fragrances with your beloved. 

I must admit there were so many scents that were beautiful but the two that stood out to me most are: Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolute, which is from their first collection, and it is a stunning concoction of precious raw materials, a very mesmerising and incredibly sensual fragrance. And the other one that I also fell in love with and was super happy to open my goodie bag when I got back home and find the mini bottle of it, is - Gold Leather! This fragrance evoked a very strong reaction when it was sprayed at the event. Once it hit you, we just started giggling, a slightly light-headed uplifting almost drunk sensation!

These are the notes: Top notes - bitter orange from Saville, Indian saffron, Jamaican rum; Heart notes - plum, davana from India, eucalyptus from California; Base notes - fraction of gaiae wood from India, fraction of cedarwood from Texas, leather & oud accord. The way the notes are put together you can't instantly figure out what they are, it almost becomes a mind game. This fragrance comes in a real gold flask-like bottle and in two sizes [100ml & 200 ml]. And the mini bottle also has a leather pouch, very luxurious! It's a fantastic gift idea as you can also get the leather pouch personalised by getting it engraved. 

Gold Leather is one of the two fragrances from the new Collection Métal launch in September 2013! The other fragrance from this collection is the Silver Iris coming in a silver flask-like bottle. The notes are: Top notes - tangerine from Italy, pink pepper from China, blackcurrant from Burgundy; Heart notes - violet leaves from Grasse, iris Pallida from Tuscany, mimosa from Grasse; Base notes - patchouli from Indonesia, white amber, tonka bean from Brazil. The two fragrances come in two sizes 100 ml at £130 and 200 ml at £200, however with the large bottle you also get that mini travel size bottle and leather pouch for free. There's also soap and candle in this collection to match the Gold Leather and Silver Iris colognes.


Friday 12 July 2013

Essie Full Steam Ahead - Summer 2013 Collection!

Essie Full Steam Ahead is the final shade I have from the Essie Summer 2013 Collection, and it is also very pretty. It's a lilac with purple, silver, and blue glitters. As I have mentioned before, all the glitters in this collection are very fine and create a pretty light shimmer. They are also a lot easier to take off then a full on glitter nail polish. Full Steam Ahead is described by Essie as: pearlescent punch lilac. 


Wednesday 10 July 2013

Essie The Girls Are Out - Summer 2013 Collection!

Essie The Girls Are Out is a pretty fuchsia also with glitters as are the most of the other shades from the Essie Summer 2013 Collection. They are fine glitters in multiple colours, in this case what appears to be silver and pink. The glitters are very mild, so they create a subtle shimmer rather than full on glitter sparkles. This colour is described by Essie as: fuchsia peony sparkle.


Monday 8 July 2013

Essie The More The Merrier from Summer 2013 Collection!

The More The Merrier is the only cream finish non-shimmery colour from the Essie Summer 2013 Collection. It's a fun olive green. Cute shade for those hot sunny days when you want something a little bit more refreshing. Described by Essie as a juicy lime green. Goes perfectly with a Mojito in your hand!


Thursday 4 July 2013

Liz Earle Botanical Essence Eau de Parfum N15!

As far as summer fragrance goes I like either fresh scents during the day and heavier for the evening. Liz Earle Botanical Essence N15 is an evening perfume. This fragrance has such a depth to it, it's beautifully warm and sensual, hence why I'd find it over powering during the day when it's really hot. A beautiful concoction of fifteen most precious botanicals are encapsulated in this sleek looking bottle: Bergamot, Virginian Cedarwood, Patchouli, Guaiacwood, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Cypriol, Siam Benzoin, Damask Rose, Elemi, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Pink Pepper, Bourbon Vanilla, and my beloved Vetiver! And for the first time I'm also keeping the box, which is great for travelling - I love the illustration of all the notes that went into this fragrance.


Wednesday 3 July 2013

Too Faced Summer Eyes Palette!

 It's hard to capture glitters even in day light, but Cocoa Beach, Peach Fuzz, Coral Crush
Chocolate Sun, and Sunbeam all have fine golden glitters in them!

I love how summer fitting this palette is! The cute tin packaging reminds me of the retro make-up! This palette comes with a How-To Glamour Guide suggesting three looks: Day, Classic, Fashion. In the palette there are three base colours, then three on trend shades, and three brown eyeshadows for more depth. Seashell from the Day look and Toasted Coconut from the Fashion look are both matte. Plumeria from Day look and Mermaid from Fashion look are satin, and the rest is glittery. All the eyeshadow shades are really pretty, beauty-look wearing these is coming soon!


Tuesday 2 July 2013

Essie Rock The Boat from Summer 2013 Collection!

Another great colour from the Essie Summer 2013 Collection! Rock The Boat is a pretty greyish light blue with subtle shimmer, described by Essie as French blue. It's a very chic shade and perfect for a hot summer's day when you are in the mood for something calm. If you haven't yet checked out my Summer 2013 Collection blogpost, click here!