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From the newspaper: An artisan perfume from Galway

Galway-based Cloon Keen Atelier may be best known for its range of delicate, scented candles – but we predict a cult product in the making in the form of its latest creation, Cloon Keen’s first artisan perfume, Bataille de Fleurs. …

Wed, Jul 6, 2011, 16:00

   

Galway-based Cloon Keen Atelier may be best known for its range of delicate, scented candles – but we predict a cult product in the making in the form of its latest creation, Cloon Keen’s first artisan perfume, Bataille de Fleurs.

In an understated glass bottle, all clean lines and blunt angles, the scent, inspired by its namesake French carnival, along the Promenade des Anglais, is a sensory experience that will overwhelm and delight. Imagine the smell of fresh-cut lemons, lingering behind the aroma of the mimosa tree, juxtaposed with hints of fig.

In short, it smells like the kind of summer holiday you see in films – films where Julia Roberts finds herself in a private villa in Antibes; or where Brigitte Bardot spends her days lazing on the balcony of her tiled summer house; or where Diane Kruger, dressed in white linen, throws herself into a field of poppies. But, please, don’t take our word for it – head to 3 Kirwans Lane in Galway or the Cloon Keen Atelier boutique at Arnotts in Dublin and sniff for yourself. 50ml eau de parfum, €70. cloonkeenatelier.com

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