When we lived in New York City, my husband and I would take the journey to the end of Long Island at least once every summer. There lies Montauk, a quaint, laid back beach town that (at least 10 years ago) was much less glitzy and not nearly as expensive as its neighbors, the Hamptons. My memories of Montauk are replete with salt laden breezes, sunkissed cheeks and lazy evenings strolling by the harbor and lighthouse. I would love to go back there with my husband to celebrate Father’s Day, but since that’s not a possibility this year, a jaunt with Strange Invisible Perfumes’ Atlantic will be in its stead.
According to the SIP website, Atlantic “conjures the classic transatlantic gentleman,” but I think it’s more wanton than that image might suggest. This fragrance would befit a Californian surfer, a Northwest rock climber, or a British rockstar (Sting comes to mind, although he might be the quintessential transatlantic gentleman IMO). Atlantic’s citrus note is exhilarating but with smooth edges, like limes soaked in honey tinged Bay Rum. The amber accord must account for some of this sweetness which I imagine includes benzoin as the fullness of this resin feels palpable to me. Benzoin is one of those unique botanicals that embodies the duality of rich soil alongside vanilla softness. All of these elements are present in Atlantic which blend perfectly with the crispness of lime.
Another word used for Atlantic at SIP, is “smoldering”. I can’t think of a better word for this fragrance. Smoldering because of its resins- benzoin(?) and frankincense- as well as sandalwood. And also because it’s gorgeous and super sexy. Atlantic is fabulous on a man (my husband to be specific) but equally as alluring on a woman. Montauk might not be in my near future, but a bottle of this most certainly is.
Atlantic is available at the Strange Invisible Perfumes website, $185 for 0.25oz of pure parfum.
Visit The Non Blonde for another review of Atlantic.
During the month of May, use code LUVMOM10 for a $20 gift certificate toward purchases of $50 or more on Strange Invisible Perfumes products only. Valid in-store, online, or by phone. See my Scent Hive Facebook profile for more info.
Montauk image from montaukhotels.org
Posted by ~Trish
6 thoughts on “Atlantic: a masculine fragrance from Strange Invisible Perfumes”
It is wonderful Alantic has brought back such a wonderful memory for you and your husband. There is incredible energy found in natural essences, that can unlock memories from years past. Hopefully bringing a smile to the wearers heart.
Thank you Trish and SIP for the wonderful coupon!! I will have to revisit SIP and give this perfume a try and see what memories it may hold for me.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Fragrance is so powerful isn’t it? Please let me know if you try anything from SIP 🙂
ooh- this fragrance sounds right up my alley!! I really need to revisit SIP. The only SIP scent I’ve ‘lived’ with is Magazine Street- which is pretty but doesn’t really move me. I need to get samples of a few others, or better still must plan a quick trip to Venice, CA. Resins and sandalwood?!!?- I definitely must smell this! Thanks for the review, T.
Have you been to the SIP boutique? It’s well worth the trip. I think I spent 2 hours in there last summer.
I love Magazine St, but Atlantic really pulls at my heart strings 🙂
Yes, I’ve been there – maybe a couple of years ago. I spent quite a while there and tried to sniff everything..lol
When I was there with a friend, we had to leave after an hour, collect ourselves and then went back for round two…at least another hour!