24 Old Bond Street Eau de Cologne was introduced as a 200 year anniversary cologne for Atkinsons. The promotion is 'As the definitive last word in English elegance.' This, the company have accomplished. Atkinsons the perfume house are back after a hibernation period, as they say.
The cologne has a beautiful aromatic scent. it is a very personal scent, one that I feel could be seen as a signature scent.
A soft subtle aroma, gentle and eloquent, that politely and slowly reaches out to greet you with a light kiss on the cheek. A refreshing change from many on the market that jump up and give you a big old snog before you have even had a chance to be acquainted.
The top notes start with juniper berries and reminds me of opening a bottle of wonderful gin, fresh light a bit of citrus, along with the wafering scent of rose.
The warmth of the middle notes of black tea nerolidol is our aroma of the week ending with an enduring smoky intensity of oak whisky and cedar to give the cologne its depth.
As it is only within your personal space that others would firstly detect this scent, it seems that over time it would be part of your aura. It is reserved and restrained - the strong silent type, that all close to you can rely on.
I have read that the cologne is for men but we don't it should be limited. It is certainly one to be used by all, we have all enjoyed wearing it this week.
Christine Nagel and Violaine Collas are the creators of the cologne and you can imagine that their 'brief' would have been to make a cologne to celebrate 200 year anniversary of the company and to come up with something quintessentially English.
They did Mr Atkinson & the Bear pure justice.