If you like to start each day with a grande Pike Place or tall flat white, Atkinsons has the perfect fragrance for you. It’s a delectable amber-woody fragrance for him or her built around a seriously good roasted coffee note. It is called ‘The Other Side of Oud’ and the eau de parfum blends notes dear to any barista’s heart: premium coffee beans, vanilla absolute, coffee blossom, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger. There is a hint of agarwood (oud) which gives the fragrance longevity while keeping the coffee note the starring attraction.
The Other Side of Oud was composed by a pair of talented perfumers: Maurice Roucel and Pierre-Constantin Gueros who balance the spice notes perfectly. It immediately reminds you of spending time in a café enjoying a latte or coffee on a Sunday morning. Coffee has become a popular note in perfumery for Gen Z consumers who grew up at Starbucks and hanging out in local coffee houses.
If you find you need a little pick-me-up in the afternoon, a scent with coffee notes will give you a lift. It is the same with fresh citrus notes of bergamot, lemon and mandarin which will do the same thing. Coffee is energizing and uplifting.
Atkinsons is a niche perfume brand established in England in 1799 by perfumer James Atkinsons. He quickly became the official perfumer of the English Royal Court blending scents for royals and the elite of society. He was known for the quality of his ingredients and his creativity. He put a British twist on classic French perfume styles. This is one of our very favourite Atkinsons fragrances. It’s available exclusively in Canada at Holt Renfrew.