Celebrating 200 years of perfume snobbery!

by - October 03, 2015

When it comes to perfumes, it's always a must for me to have something that isn't too strong and a scent that can as timeless as the clothes I wear. But that doesn't mean I only stick to one or two perfumes. I actually love trying new ones - just like Atkinsons. :) 

Atkinsons is a British brand that has been around for 200 years. It was established in 1799 and was called the Chanel of its time, creating scents for royalty and fashion-obsessed aristocrats. Finally the perfume house has arrived in the Philippines and I got to attend their official launch at Pangea, City of Dreams.

The iconic bear of Atkinsons :)

Staying true to its British and classic history, Pangea was the perfect venue for the event. The place had that vintage and opulent feel to it, just like the Atkinsons perfume. :)

We even had top hats and fascinators to put onto to our heads and be like British folks for a day! The friends and I even tried talking in British accents! haha! :)

Its clientele included Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, the Tsar of Russia, the King of Italy, Sarah Bernhardt, and Beau Brummel, father of modern menswear. Now, how can you not want to take a whiff of this perfume brand? :)

Now, Atkinsons ushers in classic and contemporary concoctions, set to transport one's senses to England in an era of their choosing.

The Legendary Collection: Modern Vintages

Love In Idleness (1922) is a neo-Victorian love potion of raspberry, violet, orris, heliotrope, tree moss and patchouli - a tryst between a feminine orris - violet accord and a seductive woody chypre dry down. The scent of love at first sight.

The Excelsior Bouquet (1919) is for modern adventurers. The scent captures the exhilaration and heroism of history's best-loved explorers with a high-spirited masculine blend of flint, sage and spices. Not even the sky's the limit.

Amber Empire (1927) is a sensual voyage into the languorous, enigmatic reaches of the Orient. Carved from a precious amber accord captured in drifts of earthy and rich oolong team the scent is equal parts exotic and cosmopolitan.

Other fragrances in the collection, The Odd Fellow's Bouquet. Fashion Decree, The British Bouquet, and The Nuptial Bouquet, convey the nobility of a vanished era of dandy gentleman's club and Victorian finery.

The Oud Collection: An Emir In England

The luxurious resin is key to the Oud Collection, a revival of the fragrances inspired by the prince, with accords of Central London, Earl Grey tea, wood and leather for him, jasmine and citrus for her. The ensuing bouquets are a rich entente between England and the Orient: Oud Save the King and Oud Save the Queen.

The Contemporary Collection: Classic Unconventionality

Atkinsons' definitive perfumery line requires no further elaborations. The feminine Rose in Wonderland, Jasmine in Tangerine, and Lavender on the Rocks and the sportsmanly Posh on the Green are contemporary visions of iconic perfume ingredients, transforming the familiar into the distinctly intriguing.

Drawing on two centuries of English eccentricity and impeccable style, Atkinsons' new scents are set to captivate the senses with nostalgic originality.

While getting my chance to smell the different fragrances, it's inevitable that you find your favorite. I actually love the legendary collection -Nuptial Bouquet. :)

To cap things off, we had Afternoon tea and some biscuits!

With my english ladies Vern, Sarah and Ana. :) We were definitely feeling the British vibe! Especially Vern who just came back from London!:)

Atkinsons is available in luxury fragrance boutique Art of Scent, with flagship store at Shangri-La Plaza and shops at City Dreams and Resorts World Manila.



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