NEW YORK - Atelier Cologne

Oh looking back on this is giving me such warm nostalgic feelings... we're really missing our time in New York and Brooklyn and wish we could be back there already - how has six months passed since our trip? In a blink of an eye, I tell you. But I'm excited to share some more of this trip with you!

Prior to stumbling across the beautiful store, Atelier-Cologne, during a wander around our most favourite spot - Boerum Hill - we hadn't heard of this Parisian brand. And goodness, were we missing out! We are both pretty big fans of fragrance, and are fascinated by the processes that go in to designing a scent - from trend prediction, to narrowing down your notes and blending to packaging design and the campaign to promote it. Such a fascinating and interesting industry, and one we absolutely loved getting an insight in to when we worked for Jo Malone London a few years ago!

In addition to their beautiful scents, Atelier Cologne have a beautiful USP that I was just in love with - when you purchase a large size of one of their perfumes, you get a miniature hand-bag size scent, beautifully packaged in a little leather pouch. So dreamy! What's even more adorable is that they monogram the pouch for you with gold or silver foil... to the design of your choosing. I decided to mark the occasion and get something that would always remind me of our wonderful trip - A&RBKLYN2015!

The store manager Robert, was absolutely charming, and we had such a lovely time chatting to him and learning more about the brand. You can read all about the story behind Atelier Cologne, here...

We really loved the soft industrial styling in the store, and the beautiful merchandising, paired with the simple and elegant packaging. Parisian chic in Brooklyn? Yes, please!

In case you're wondering - here are the two fragrances I chose - Oolong Infini & Bois Blonds - and they're both beautiful. I usually go for a floral (me, imagine?!) but these really tugged at my heart-strings.

All in all, a most beautiful shopping experience, and one we could heartily recommend! Click here to find your nearest stockist... you'll thank me later.