Our Story

A Story Of Passion

Sylvie Ganter

CREATOR AND FOUNDER OF ATELIER COLOGNE

Born into a French-Italian family. Adopted New Yorker. Parisian by love. World traveling mom. Passionate about interior design. Loves decorating homes with a unique authentic style. Gets inspiration from her travels. Wears Bois Blonds and Oolang Infini as soon she wakes, Santal Carmin at the end of the day, Rose Anonyme when she travels and ... the Colognes Absolues she is in the process of creating day and night!

Christophe Cervasel

CREATOR & FOUNDER OF ATELIER COLOGNE

Born entrepreneur. Passionate about psychology. Loves reading comic books. Born in Toulouse, has lived in Paris for many years. Italian at heart. Loves traveling around the world and discovering different cultures and their link to the perfumery world. Draws strength from his family. Wears Vétiver Fatal during the day, Vanille Insensée at night, Grand Néroli during week-ends and ... Trèfle Pur during hot summers.

Atelier Cologne was born out of our encounter and our love. Perfume has always been our passion and our profession.

We met for the first time in New York in 2006 and very quickly we fell in love. We discovered that we share the same passion for the legendary Eau de Cologne and that we were on the same on-going search for a Cologne of character, elegant and fresh at the same time with exceptional long lasting power.

Together, we decided to create the first fragrance house entirely dedicated to cologne. Our dream: to create colognes to be worn as Pure Perfumes.

After many years in the making, our dream came true. We gave birth to a new olfactive family: the Colognes Absolues.

2009Sylvie Ganter & Christophe Cervasel create Atelier Cologne and launch their first five Colognes Absolues.

2010Launch of the first engraved leather cases. Cologners’ favorite accessory.

2011Opening of Atelier Cologne’s first boutique in the heart of Nolita in New York City. The beginning of a family.

2012Orange Sanguine receives the prestigious Fifi Award.

2019Atelier Cologne celebrates 10 years of creativity and Joie de Vivre.

THE ORIGINS OF COLOGNE

ORIGINS OF COLOGNE

The original Eau de Cologne was created in 1709 in Cologne, Germany, by Italian perfumer and avant-garde globetrotter Giovanni Maria Farina. His fresh blend of citruses captured a strong memory of his homeland: an Italian spring morning, mountain daffodils and orange blossom after rain. It was a revolutionary alternative to the heavy scents of the times and inspired a new way to wear personal fragrance.

The Cologne Absolue

The freshness of a cologne, the power of a perfume.

As much as citrus essential oils are fresh, they unfortunately tend not to last on the skin. We managed to create a unique formula average oil concentration of 18%, that offers the same freshness, elegance, and transparency of a cologne, but with the exceptional long-lasting power of a Pure Perfume.

We construct each Cologne Absolue following three distinct principles :

  • A star ingredient, the most powerful note, which gives the perfume its name.
  • An overdose of citruses, adding elegance and freshness while brightening the formula.
  • A blend of the highest quality raw materials adding unique and unexpected character, ensuring long-lasting power.

Encapsulated Voyages

Powerful memories and treasured emotions are the genesis of each Atelier Cologne perfume. Each perfume’s universe stimulates an incredible voyage of the imagination, in which Cologne lovers become the main characters.

“By nature, Atelier Cologne’s influences are wide-ranging and multicultural: our adventure began in New York, our perfumes are 100% made in France, our collections are inspired by travels around the world and our natural ingredients are sourced from more than 50 different countries. This diversity makes our stories universal.”

The Perfume Wardrobe

At Atelier Cologne, we believe wearing different perfumes is the best way to enjoy the beauty of our world.

The perfumes we choose can depend on mood, clothing, occasion, weather, season. The richness and refinement of our Colognes Absolues help each individual reveal their own character, and the endless facets of their personality.

This is why we build our collections like wardrobes for each client to compose and customize. The great diversity of our creations, coupled with strict respect of the Cologne Absolue style, offers our clients the unique possibility to find a scent that truly suits them, and allows to be completely themselves, whatever the situation.

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