If you’ve ever been to one of Europe’s great flower markets, you’ll know the intoxicating medley of floral notes mixing with city aromas: mineral concrete and lush jasmine; cigarettes and roses, carnations and car fumes. Atelier Bloem (from Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz of Maelin & Goetz) is inspired by Amsterdam’s floating flower market, the Bloemenmarkt, whose light and water seem to filter into 2017's Half Moon, a fruity floral, spice-inflected Iris and stemmy Atelier Bloem Black Tulip. Atelier Bloem Black Tulip slowly dries down to the smell of crushed green leaf and silky violet. My favourite of the Atelier Bloem line. The breezy, uncomplicated florals of Atelier Bloem fit nicely with the Malin & Goetz ethos of simplicity and quality. Every fragrance wardrobe needs its ingenues as well as its grande dames, and Atelier Bloem perfumes are dewy, bright and easygoing, made just for those days for when you need a bit of pretty or an early dose of spring.
Thanks to the generosity and kindness of Barney’s New York, we have carded samples of the three Atelier Bloem reviewed: Atelier Bloem Half Moon, Atelier Bloem Iris and Atelier Bloem Black Tulip for one registered reader in the U.S. The random winner is QuietlyWaiting. Please email michelyn at cafleurebon dawt com with Atelier Bloem Half Moon, Iris and Tulip Extraordinaire as your subject and your mailing and phone details by February 13, 2018 5 PM EST. This is a deadline and no exceptions if you are late or misspell CaFleureBon. Please use your email from your comment so we know it is you. A kind thank you to Barney’s New York in Washington DC for their generosity would be much appreciated in your email to us.
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