Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For a citrus fragrance that smells like a forest, try the warmer, woodsier scent of Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal.

Atelier Cologne

Birchbox Breakdown

Let’s get one thing straight: You may have tried a citrus cologne, but you’ve never smelled anything like this. The soul of this scent lies in its vibrant top notes: cedrat from Morocco, lime from Mexico, and bitter bergamot from Calabria. Heart notes of mint and juniper add some complexity, while grassy base notes of elemi and Haitian vetiver round out the fruity aroma. If your favorite things in life come with a dash of citrus—like the twist of lime in a gin and tonic—this fragrance will strike a chord.

How to Use

The removable pump means you can spritz or splash this scent on your pulse points.

ALCOHOL dENAT, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), AQUA (WATER), D-LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL,BENZYL SALICYLATE, CITRAL, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, COUMARIN, GERANIOL, EUGENOL.

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I love this so much that I am going to buy it but now I am curious about the fragrances by this brand :)

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LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

I love this cologne so much, I fell in love with it the instant I smelled it. I think it is very expensive, so am saving my points to purchase this one!

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it just smells so wonderful
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it's a fragrant all of its own something that you just don't smell all the time one of a kind

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Love love love
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Did I say love? This makes me so happy when I put it on in the morning. Fresh happy smell. It doesn't last all day, that I can detect, but it stays about half the day. I strongly recommend this if you like their other scents.

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FRESH!
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This fragrance is awesome. The scent lasts all day, which is hard to find, and its very fresh and citrusy. I will definitely be purchasing it again!

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Ok perfume
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I wasn't a big fan of this smell. I have my favorites already . But may be a good one for someone else.

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great!
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I love this perfume. I received the sample in my birch box and immediately had to order the full size. Its not too strong and its my new favorite smell

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Grassy, Warm, Smoky, Sandalwood

Strangely, I got little citrus out of this fragrance except for its initial hit of lime followed by bergamot, but many more deep, almost grassy, smoky notes on the middle and back ends of it. I decided to put a little R&R into it! (Reading and research, that is...)

After the bergamot, I picked up on juniper almost immediately - that was the "depth" that hit me once the limey citrus faded, and it's a nice, round middle to the fragrance.

The grassiness was a little tougher to discern. Turns out, that's from a thing called vetiver. It's actually a grass! Little wonder, then, that it smells grassy. It gives a lovely lift to the fragrance that helps it not land in the "cologne-zone" and keeps it feminine.

Finally, the smokiness. That one was a puzzler. It's from elemi, which is related to frankincense and myrrh - resins! And what do resins do best? Smoke, when heated. Or in the case of perfume, smell "kinda smoky" on warm skin.

Mystery: solved!

All these factors contribute to a wonderfully complex fragrance that sits on the edge of the end of Summer before it settles into Autumn, when you're convinced you can smell the leaves starting to change colors, but it's still so warm outside you're not sure you care yet. It's not a fragrance for everyone, as it completely lacks anything close to a floral note once the citrus burns itself out - and trust me, the citrus fades fast: it's exceptionally light, entirely frontloaded, and a low focal point of the fragrance. For those who like a richer, "thicker," almost spicy scent, this is a home run.

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Day to Day
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Great perfume for day to day wearing. I havent used this when going out, but very refreshing scent overall :)

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Nice
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I really like this cologne. It is very fresh and citrusy. At first I thought it was kinda manly, but after a bit it mellowed out nicely. Lasts a good while too.

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