55% would repurchase
on 2/12/2018 11:51:00 PM
More reviews by pricklypear
I love the smell of soft, simple vanilla that isn't overly sweet so I bought a small sample of this to try. My sample doesn't come with a spray pump, by the way, that's why I say "apply" instead of "spray" in my review below. Based on previous reviews I thought this would be barely sweet so I made the mistake of applying twice, once on each wrist. Immediately the overwhelming scent of boozy, sweet vanilla and smoky incense hit my nose and I immediately regretted what I just did. It gave me a slight headache and since I was a bit hungry at the time the obnoxious sweetness caused me to become a bit nauseous. The initial vanilla is definitely a bit too sweet for my liking, but I ADORE the dry down - it's fabulous.Just like the review before mine stated, the dry down is definitely the best phase of this perfume. It turns into a subdued, soft and warm, faintly sweet vanilla with an edge of smokiness that smells so much better than the initial scent. I find myself sniffing my wrists at the end of the day since the scent becomes so pleasant and comforting. If there is a perfume out there that smells like the dry down of this perfume, I would gladly shell over money for so many bottles.I honestly have no idea if I will buy the fullsize after finishing my sample bottle, just because of the overly sweet initial scent. I always make sure to apply once and spread it around, but then it's barely there by the end of 6 hours. Hopefully, I will find another perfume that smells like the dry down very soon.
on 1/31/2018 12:50:00 AM
More reviews by julia178
Café Tuberosa is the second Atelier in my collection after I fell in love with and bought Vanille Insensée over 10 years ago.While I think many of their mostly citrus themed scents are pleasant, I didn't feel compelled to buy a full bottle of anything else. This week I picked the travel size spray of Café Tuberose ($25) spontaneously because I really found it quite unique:It opens with a very strong, distinct coffee note, laced with a hint of citrus, and I cannot detect any sweetness whatsoever.After about 10 minutes on my skin, Café Tuberosa turns a lot gentler, with soft white flowers, cocoa and vanilla emerging, giving it a wonderful creamy roundness. The scent lasts for about 4 hours on my skin and the last three hours are a wonderful olfactory concoction of chocolatey aromatic coffee with a subtle floral note. Very original creation and to me it was a very pleasant surprise as it's a clear standout in the Atelier Cologne line.
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on 12/18/2017 1:12:00 PM
More reviews by joy2uandme
I did another fragrance fitting with Luckyscent asking for soap and water scents. (I have chronic migraines and allergies so mild fragrances are a must for me.) Amid all of the musk fragrances there was this vial of Paradis Paradis which was not musk but did smell like soap on me. After a a little while I could smell the iris and the cedar. Some say it smells tropical. It is not that on me at all so body chemistry is everything with this. The bottle looks like an Art Deco lighter and the price is whoa at $225 but I love it. My husband is giving me this for Christmas. He will be surprised.Notes: Jasmine, bergamot, baies roses, iris, vanilla, and cedar.
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on 11/23/2017 1:34:00 PM
More reviews by sterlingK
Giving this a 4.5/5, love the fresh orange/citrus scent, it's just very bright and clean. Lasts an okay amount of time on me and the scent doesn't seem to change much at all on my skin which is great since I have such issues with this. Took off the half point because it is a little bit one note on me compared to Orange Sanguine, this just makes me smell like I recently ate a clementine, which isn't bad but for the price (it's expensive) it isn't perfect imo. Would repurchase.
on 11/9/2017 6:37:00 PM
More reviews by missnat
When I put this on, there was a very strong blast of orange and other citruses, but that faded to a gentle, pleasant citrus within minutes. However, there's an underlying spicy smell that smells like curry. Very weird with the orange. It's not really bad per se, but I just don't like it, and don't want to smell like a spicy entree.
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