Atelier Cologne Pacific Lime Review: Summer Cruisin’ in California
Atelier Cologne’s decision to pull out of the North American markets is one of the cruelest travesties of modern times. I simply adore this brand and its collection of fresh and zesty fragrances that feel simple, yet playful and realistic. Most people rave around Orange Sanguine and Clementine California, which are both great fragrances in their own right. However, Pacific Lime is my go-to from the house.
Summer road trips are always a blast. Especially when you have the top down and can feel the wind in your hair. The smell of coconut oil still clings to your skin as the crisp mountain air creeps in in as you get closer to those fabled rocks. A smile as bright as the shining sun and not a worry in the world as you cruise down the road to adventure. A straight shot, nothing more and nothing less. The beauty is in the simplicity of just exploring new things. This is how life was meant to be lived.
Pacific Lime gears you up for that exciting escapade with the initial spritz. Radiant lime bursts forth and gives you a taste of what is to come. Sparkling lemon, with a slight sourness join to create that sunny day vibe that we all love. Coconut is a major player in this perfume, but it’s not a cheap suntan lotion note. This coconut smells more like coconut oil and it’s not cheap smelling in the slightest.
A cooling combo of mint and eucalyptus provide shade from the summer sun, but they also feel like some morning air from the mountains as well. It does have something vaguely woody in the base which is probably cedar. It’s very faint and difficult to tell what exactly it is.
Pacific Lime is more than just a lime scent, even though it excels as that. As I alluded to before, there is beauty in the simplicity of this scent. A bright citrus, with coconut and mint to add some chilly depth. It’s simply outstanding to me. The way the notes play into each other to create this semi-beachy scent that shimmers with freshness in the summer heat is a prime example as to how Atelier Cologne became known.
This scent is not for the folks that love performance and strong scents. I get around 6 hours from it, but citruses typically do well on me. It is decidedly unisex being a more casual, and somewhat playful perfume.
It may not win any awards or be a top ten in anyone’s collection, but Pacific Lime is sure to make you smile whale wearing it. I am extremely happy to have it in my collection, and I don’t think bringing more smiles to the world is a bad thing. I am sure we could all use it in these trying times.
What do you think of Pacific Lime? What is your opinion on Atelier Cologne? Would you like me to review another one? I have a few in my collection, but they are the fresher ones. Let me know in the comments!