Wednesday, May 23, 2018

CALIFORNIA CLEMENTINE


I'm a California born and raised girl, through and through. And while I may have a special fondness for knits and coats, there is nothing in the world quite like Springtime in California. The days get longer and warmer, and what was once green begins to turn honey-colored. It never fails to remind me of being young, and waiting for the school year to end.






I grew up in Orange County, and while there have been countless TV shows about my hometown, the reality is far simpler and sleepier (at least where I was raised). Orange County gets its name from the amount of orange groves that once blanketed the landscape. And while there are still some left now, there were even more citrus groves when I was a kid. The smell of citrus and an unmistakable earthy scent are the fragrance of Summer to me.

When I was gifted Atelier Cologne's Clementine California from Sephora, I spritzed it and immediately was transported to that time in my life - when Spring is ending and Summer feels as though it is just around the corner. Clementine California captures that feeling, along with a bit of a darker tone underneath, something much more sensual than just light citrus scents. I love being able to spritz this scent not just on my skin, but also in my hair, to capture that feeling of the wind blowing through the citrus groves and carrying their fragrance far and wide. It really is Summer captured in a bottle, and I know it will be a scent I travel with in the coming months, to help remind me of home.






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111 comments:

  1. Just reading this makes me miss California. Sounds like a lovely scent. @lbrittai

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  2. These photos are so dreamy! �� @gabiekate

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  3. LA summers are the best, cant wait ro try the scent! @cam_robb

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  4. love this aesthetic (as always)! IG: rachelleyounie

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  5. I love the way you write about California, makes me feel like I made the right choice moving here! @meganmiller1901

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  6. Oh so beautiful ❤️ @ilencik

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  7. Been looking for a new perfume for a while and am missin Cali.. sounds like the perfect fit!!! @rachmhobbs

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  8. I adore all things citrus, andas a fellow Californian I love how you write about our beautiful state! ๐ŸŠ @emma.carray

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  9. As a Chicago girl who always dreamt of being a Cali girl, this looks incredible. Thank you for the recommendation! The perfume would pair nicely with Ann Patchett's book Commonwealth (just look at the cover and you'll know why!) :)

    @readingwithchampagne

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  10. Orange Blossom is my favorite, so I am definitely going to go check this fragrance out at Sephora today! Thanks for the great photos!! @sarahmayim

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  11. Your photos are always such a dream! ❤️ Finding a scent that completely takes you back to later days is my favorite! I’ve only lived in California for a year now, but the scents here & all the fresh fruit grown is so so incredible! This cologne is definitely on my list! ��
    @agirlnamedlatisha
    XO-L
    http://www.agirlnamedlatisha.com

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  12. Looking for a fresh new fragrance.. I think this is it. ✨@aneluxme

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  13. These bottle are so cute!! Love them!! @oohtheplaces

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  14. Loving all these new products!
    @sugarsugar714

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  15. I'm always so sensitive to scents, even ones I love give me headaches after one spritz! Is the atelier cologne line fairly mild?

    @seyoung

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  16. Love love the smell of this perfume! In desperate need of a new one and I’ve had my eye on this scent for a while. Also ADORE the Jane Birkin bag. She is and will always be style goals �� @kelsb_

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  17. Grew up in Riverside Ca, which also had tons of orange groves, sadly there are now only a few now. So having that citrus scent on me everyday would be amazing ๐Ÿงก @stefany.lunaa

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  18. Atelier makes the most beautiful scents! I’ve fallen in love with so many, but have never seemed to be able to pull the trigger on purchasing. But these photos make it so hard to resist! @akmullinix

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  19. This looks makes me want to go on a picnic. California Clementine also seems like a good alternate blog name for you. Lol
    @timelesskristen

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  20. These photos are so dreamy! �� @ssavannahjaydee

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  21. I like different perfumes because I think they’re the perfect way to time stamp a summer!! ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ@emily_comfort

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  22. Gorgeous discription of a scent. I can really imagine how it smells, and sounds lovely. @ohbellabee

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  23. I’ve been looking for a signature summer scent and this sounds like it could be the one! I’m from Palm Springs, so anything that reminds me of California is definitely a must have @zaleabadalea

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  24. LIVING for this easy dress. It makes you look so effortlessly put together! These scents sound great - I love the idea of smelling unique and not like everyone else. I’m a longtime wearer of Le Labo Santal and while it is an incredible scent, I would love to branch out into new :) x @kristenjanae

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  25. I’ve always wanted to try their perfume! I’m getting tired of my Mademoiselle - fingers crossed! IG: @leighannagildner

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  26. I wanna feel like a California Girl ! Haha @hella.darling

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  27. I’ve been looking for a new scent for awhile. I’d LOVE to try this. Thanks for always showing love to your followers with giveaways. You’re so humble and grateful for all of the products you’re able to try. I really appreciate you paying it forward since most of them are out of my price range. Keep up the good work!! IG:misskellyclare

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  28. That dress is adorable! IG: uhmealiuh

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  29. This sounds so lovely! Your words seemed to transport me into your childhood memories of California orange groves, it sounds absolutely magical! IG: sylv.x ��

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  30. I went on a Californian road trip last year and I can say without a doubt it was the best trip I’ve ever been on! We went from San Fran all the way down to Hollywood (stopping on the way) and then to Disney and Vegas after that. While I love Disney, Big Sur was the dreamiest place ever. I would love to go back! -@backtopanic

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  31. I've never been to California but I'd love to go at the end of spring to experience that honey-coloured landscape! Also that dress ugh, I saw it in Glasgow and was super tempted to buy it but I had already bought too much stuff whoops
    @catffes

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  32. I’ve loved visiting California a few times and am hoping to make it my home soon. This fragrance sounds amazing! @ohkreestin ❤️

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  33. I live in Virginia now but I was born in CA. Really want to visit again and see how much it’s changed. Love this shoot! And the scent sounds amazing. Citrus is definitely one of my favorite fragrances, hands down. @nataliemicheleharger

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  34. I can smell the orange blossoms from here ��lovely post as always, especially the styling! @sea.queue

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  35. Perfect summer outfit and seems like the perfect summer fragrance. I need to go back to California! For the moment, I’d be happy with the fragance... :)
    @ana_algui

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  36. I can only imagine how lovely it smells! �� I always love your posts. IG: sadieeidas

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  37. Fruits and florals are my favorite scents. Never thought to spritz it in the hair. Good idea ๐Ÿ‘

    @adrianalanier

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  38. That straw sun hat is too sweet!! IG: @anydelirium

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  39. That sounds so amazing and what a scent experience! I love how you're styling it too! @theladymcdougal

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  40. I want to visit California �� someday...
    @ann_nkk

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  41. I just ran out of my old perfume and have been looking for a new scent! @lrsnell ๐ŸŠ

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  42. Such a cute summer outfit ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŠ⚡️ @ojiua

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  43. I’ve heard such good things about this brand!! This scent sounds perfect for summer!
    @karisodd

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  44. I don't think I've ever seen you in a dress I didn't love :)
    Also, the packaging on those perfumes is to die for. Have never had a chance to smell any of them but they look so lovely!
    @hannah____vera (4 underscores)

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  45. I’m also a California born babe and I can’t get enough of these candescent and beautiful summer hues!!! Summer in a bottle? Sign me up ����

    @caitlynremmers

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  46. Love this company! I actually exchanged my Sephora beauty points (or whatever they’re called) for one small tiny perfume sampler from this company and I’m obsessed with their scents although they are super pricy so I haven’t purchased one but would love to!! Love your photos and this post is getting me so excited for summer! Smelling all fresh and orangey! ❤️
    @anaxmolina

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  47. I can’t believe I’ve never looked on your blog before, it’s absolutely lovely. I grew up in Florida, with a similar number of orange groves, and that scent is such a comfort. Currently battling through finals at art school in Georgia, it’s summer for me in 8 days!!
    @notkaytlyn

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  48. The clementine scent is a favorite of mine! I got a sample from a Sephora purchase and it’s just so pleasant!

    @senakwon

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  49. It’s positively dreamy! I was born in California, live in Oregon now but Cali will always have a piece of my heart ❤️ @missionandmade

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  50. The orange groves during spring sound divine. Sounds like an ethereal scent ๐ŸŠ✨

    IG: @jamiebudai

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  51. I’ve never been to Orange County before but it was fascinating to hear why it is actually called Orange County! Oranges are one of my favorite scents, and can act like an energy boast when you smell it.
    Thanks for the cool post! -veronica
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    Your photos are absolutely breathtaking as usual๐Ÿ’– and the way you describe the scent is so dreamy. You and your hubby are so talented and all the work you do with your social media is amazing.

    My ig name is ilianabriones

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  54. Perfume is my obsession ❤️ @olivialovebug

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  55. This scent sounds so intriguing, I'm getting married this summer and am looking for a new scent to remember the day - maybe this one will be the one! Also your hair looks amazing!
    IG handle: @sarybfox

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  56. Love your style so much! Left my heart in CA, love anything that reminds me of it. @selcouthshell

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  57. Born and raised California girl here too☀️๐Ÿ’• @ashbadge

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  58. I'll be moving to Orange County soon!!!! I'm so excited!!!! @elliotte_t

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  59. These photos (and you!) are a dream, as always @cheekywolf

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  60. I went to school in riverside! I loved seeing and smelling the orange groves all around there. Totally missin’ it now. @brookologie

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  61. I recently moved away from my home state of California and I miss it so much! For Christmas last year, I was gifted the Southern California Home Sick candle. This is like the perfume version! So, I want this too!

    IG: @lumpofsadness

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  62. I love Atelier’s Cรจdre Atlas, they do such a good job transporting you and bringing up little memories with their scents. Looks like Clรจmentine California is the next one to try!

    IG: kate_merritt

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  63. This perfume would complement summer outdoor movie nights and picnics!! Your photos give me a great “scents” of what the smell is like...

    @gesthouse

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  64. Nothing quite compares to the scent of childhood nostalgia. Your citrus is to my honeysuckle here in the south; the feelings are exactly the same. @alexabnash

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  65. Love this perfume brand! @morgan_bee_

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  66. Summer in a bottle... yes please! This Clementine California sounds amazing! @calikatrina

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  67. Yes! Perfect for the warm weather ahead! tiana.kabuye

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  68. Iam looking for the perfect summer scent and this definitely sounds like something I can get down with!!!! Instagram: Makeupwithgrace11_

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  69. I need some LA summers. @arzuphotography

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  71. I'm in love with your pictures, and this scent would be perfect for my trip to California! @fruzsi1125

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  72. Love your content and I love this perfume company. They’re truly the best. I want every scent! @stephaniessellars

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  73. Always in my dream outfits �� xo @pizzapartyanimal

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  74. I grew up in Southern California, in Temecula CA. I moved to New England about 8 years ago and loved it there but there's something so special about a Californian summer. Everything you described made my heart ache in the best way. Maybe it's time to come home ❤️ @eraese91

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  75. As a california native who grew up with the nickname ‘clementine’ - this really makes me happy ๐Ÿ’›
    @clemencyforclem

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  76. Such a lovely post as always!!! @gentlewomanoftheroad

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  77. California is my dream������ @elishamelisha

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  78. Is there anything better than a citrusy, summery scent? I think not! ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿงก @melvee.hudge

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  79. Everything you wrote reminds me of visiting my grandparents in Orange County during the summers! I love it. @stacirosie

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  80. It's impossible to unlike a post from your blog! ❤️ ig: @jessdobrin

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  81. I've never been to California, but I definitely want to visit one day. I think I would enjoy the emphasis on healthy living and the various landscapes. @abigailjosie

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  82. I recently moved back home to CA and the warm weather was dearly missed. @rachelann_d

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  83. Was an admirer of your Instagram, now I'm one of your blog! @seebeeler

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  84. i’m from the oc too! my go-to homesick scent is literally just orange essential oil and everyone here in new england mistakes it for some sort of christmas-y fixation @seasaltss

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  85. as always, the cutest. @bleachfuzzz

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  86. I love your hair! What do you ask for at the hairdresser? Love from a fellow ginge ❤️ @hannah_on_baecation

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  87. Growing up we had orange trees in our front yard - my favorite smell �� @julissasweetland

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  88. I grew up in Orange County (and Central California) too! I remember picking clementines from a neighbor’s orchard on the walks home from school. @mary_caked

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  89. Love you and your feed so much. Thanks for always posting such dreamy CA content, makes me happy to live here. @andrearaeallen

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  90. This makes me want to visit California! @lil_squaash

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  91. Orange groves remind me of home! All of my perfumes smell like orange blossoms and lemon trees and honeysuckle. This one sounds lovely!!! @mikscha Also I love you dress so much!

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  92. I’m moving to California in a couple months and this blog post just made me so excited! Also, that dress!! So good. @nicole_gagne

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  93. Orange blossoms are my favorite scent, would love to win! @sea.queue

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  94. Absolutely love the vibes of this post �� The scent sounds lovely! Would really love to win! @_nylea

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  95. gorgeous pics, I absolutely love whole feed of your blog! ✨
    @patrycjakorczak

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  96. California is one of my absolute favorite places to visit - your story was so sentimental to my visits as well. @atlanticsoul

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  97. What a lovely post! Reminds me of going to California adventure and riding the California sourin ride when you smell a hint of orange..my fave! ๐Ÿ˜ @dddaniiiella

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  98. Is it the fruit smell or the blossom smell? Either way I would love to try it! @lilalalalalaa

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  99. Dang it, the way you describe and write about things makes me want to buy everything haha! You truly have a gift ��✨

    @kiaranicolette

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  100. Love your style. Very elegant and estethique☺@mahamre

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  101. California? never had the chance to visit but maybe I can smell it’s scent ? :)

    @justaneejit

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  102. Lovely photos. @imahellcat

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