Someone once said that you can find happiness in simplest things and they were not wrong. Those smallest, simple things are a source of everyday joy. You can find it in a book, in a catchy song that can’t get out of our head. It also hides in smiles of other people or in such trivial thing like getting a candy from a coworker to have it with your coffee. Travelling and a chance to discover new places also makes me happy. Not to mention perfume! It brought a smile to my face numerous times, some scents are ideal mood-lifters. Atelier des Ors explores happiness with their White Collection.
Just like a choir usually begins their performance with softer voices, Choeur des Anges follows a similar manner. The perfume unveils on my skin with a lovely blackcurrant note. Its aroma – tart and with a certain tang to it, instantly makes my mouth water. It has a realistic and natural smell that transports you to a fruity garden where fruit can bathe in the sunlight as much as they want. Couple of minutes later the composition starts to evolve, becoming more juicy and citrusy. Blood orange is another mouth-watering ingredient of this Atelier des Ors scent. Its juiciness is sweet to contrast with a tart opening note. It’s also bright & prominent allowing you to almost smell its red color.
Actually when blood orange joined the composition I noticed how well it blended with blackcurrant. I even had an impression as if Choeur des Anges transitioned to red currant actually as the orange note amplified the fruitiness of the perfume but it toned down the initial tart flavor which created a new vibe picked by my nose. Further into the fragrance development things become temporarily softer. Pear calms down lively orange and vigorous blackcurrant to introduce the fruitiness of a more smooth, delicate type. What I also wanted to notice in this stage is that pear gives me the impression as if it was in a form of a puree rather than a whole fruit. It’s a very happy scent until now.
Atelier des Ors Choeur des Anges changes its character when heart of the composition is reached. From a delicious and almost edible fruity cocktail we are being taken into more floral accords. Mid-registers bloom with bounty of orange blossom. White florals and their luminosity create quite a heady, richly scented bouquet. No surprise since orange blossom has been used in the form of absolute, which is stronger and sometimes can veer in more indolic direction. It definitely has a nicely accentuated honeyed facet. Carrot seed accord adds a little bit of vegetal aspect and osmanthus wraps around with its tea and apricot-like style. Thanks to it this phase is not overdone.
For the next couple of hours the perfume shows its full range of nuances and interactions between the notes. Afterwards Choeur des Anges is ready for a grand finale. Honey, of which we had the first peek while smelling orange blossom, now becomes more pronounced. The brand says it’s a Provencal honey but all I know is that it smells sweet, with a nice facet of flower pollen. I don’t find it animalic at all but it sure is shiny like a liquid gold. Resinous and balsamic notes of amber make a great marriage with the just mentioned honey while cedarwood gives a more substantive base but it doesn’t make that much of a statement. Nevertheless it’s a gorgeous spring fragrance.
Choeur des Anges from Atelier des Ors really could be considered a scent equivalent of a singing choir. Just like their vocals can soothe your mind or wake you up, this perfume can do the same on the olfactive level. It’s a very radiant fragrance which can shine a light of endorfins on anyone who wears it. Perfumer Marie Salamagne created a trio of fragrances along Nuda Veritas and Crepuscule des Ames, and all 3 of them live up to their “search of happiness” theme. Choeur des Anges is an eau de parfum which is available in 100 ml bottles. It’s a great choice for spring and summer months.