Atelier Cologne

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Atelier Cologne
Atelier Cologne

When Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel founded their fragrance brand in March 2010, they did so with a clear mission: to create citrus-focused scents that combine the lightness of cologne with the lasting power of perfume. The resulting cologne absolue formula proved so successful, they’ve opened a third boutique. Just like its predecessors in Nolita and Paris, this location features exposed-brick walls, industrial furniture and an engraving station to re-create the feeling of an artisan’s studio, as well as Atelier Cologne’s signature cerulean doorway, modeled after the color of the tarps that cover out-of-use gondolas in Cervasel’s native Venice. Pull up a chair at one of the brushed-metal tables and have a staffer walk you through the collection, featuring the saffron-tinged Gold Leather (100ml $195, 200ml $295), the zesty Orange Sanguine (30ml $60, 100ml $95, 200ml $155) and Rose Anonyme (30ml $75, 100ml $130, 200ml $195), which gives its namesake bloom a warm, spicy veil. Most of the fragrances are available as vegetable-wax candles ($50–$65) and luxurious hand-milled soaps ($18). You can also have a leather travel case ($25–$40, complimentary with the purchase of a 200ml bottle) that fits a 30-milliliter purse spray personalized for free on-site with a name, initials or special message.


Venue name: Atelier Cologne
Address: 357 Atlantic Ave

Cross street: between Bond and Hoyt Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11:30am–7:30pm, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, G to Hoyt–Schermerhorn; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St; F, G to Bergen St (Smith St)
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Not long ago, I strolled down Atlantic Avenue and found the best parfumerie I have ever encountered, Atelier Cologne. I love perfumes and in my years of perfume testing far and wide, have never discovered anyone this good. The perfume that is so sumptuous is their Rose Anonyme. I'm pretty obsessed with everything in the store. Their Bois Blonds is a maddeningly incredible second place. These people even make their Mistral Patchouli, yes, patchouli, feel beguiling and unusual and complex. The Oolong Infiniti is a smoky tea wonder. I've been shopping for a signature scent for about 5 years, have smelled so much and am impressed by so little. I remember having found their store in Nolita and having it haunt me, but I'm never in that part of town and I couldn't figure out which block it was on. Then, finally, they came to me in Brooklyn. These people are geniuses. The salespeople are kind and generous and intelligent. If you are serious about perfume, you must go to this store.