Atelier Cologne Cedrat Envirant


I was supposed to love Cedrat Envirant. It was created by perfumer Ralf Schwieger (I love Ralf Schwieger!) as an homage to Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine (I love Orange Sanguine!), and the press release promises that “Cedrat Envirant is for lovers of lemon and gin notes” (I love gin! With an intensity that I suspect most people reserve for their firstborns!) And I do love Cedrat Envirant, for the first five minutes. Cedrat Envirant opens with gorgeously sparkling lime and juniper notes, like the best gin-and-tonic you’ve ever had. This delightful phase lasts for literally five minutes on both myself and my test subject, at which point Cedrat Envirant floats perilously close to Orange Sanguine itself. Cedrat Envirant spends the rest of its (brief, one hour) lifespan smelling like a lime-tinged Orange Sanguine, only less vibrant and weaker. It smells great, because Orange Sanguine smells great, but lacks the excitement of the opening notes. If that glorious gin accord had lasted for even half an hour, I would have happily picked up a bottle, but five minutes is just comical. For a less abbreviated gin fragrance, I would recommend TokyoMilk Gin & Rosewater, Lubin Gin Fizz, or Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling.

6 thoughts on “Atelier Cologne Cedrat Envirant

  1. When I first started reading, I thought it would be a cedar scent so I was not very interested, then when you mentioned it was modeled after Orange Sanguine I got super excited, but then my hopes were dashed. Reading your post is like a perfume emotional roller coaster!

  2. I am always very happy to be a test subject! And yes, sadly the gin yumminess and fizzy sparkle faded way too quickly in the freezing winter. Imagine how fast it would go in the summer heat! Another lovely work from Ralf, but like you, don’t know if I need both Orange Sanguine and Cédrat Enivrant. I’ll test it again in the summer months and see. You never know.

    (one quick thing: there is a typo in the blog post title for the perfume name: it should be Enivrant not Envirant; you can delete this part of the comment np)

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