Atelier Cologne’s Musc Impérial: scents and sensiblity

Basically, it’s escapism in a bottle

Our current perfume is one that makes us go “This. Is. ME!” in an elaborate spritz before leaving the house in the morning (and gets us back in the zone after an extra spray when we run back to the house, realising we left the iron on). But sometimes it’s nice to feel like someone else, someone who wouldn’t leave the iron on in the first place. Atelier Cologne’s new offering, Musc Impérial, is one such scent. Rich, almost masculine (it is unisex, so hide it if there’s a dude in your home who thinks sharing is caring), it has bergamot and sage top notes set off by lavender and blackcurrant. We’re also big fans of the retro packaging, with its burgundy and silver highlights. Basically, it’s escapism in a bottle. £110, Selfridges

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