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Best of 2019: Atkinsons’ Luxe Tulipe Noire Fragrance Giveaway

Atkinsons tulipe noire
Atkinsons tulipe noire
Atkinsons Tulipe Noire
Atkinsons Tulipe Noire

This month, I’m revisiting and celebrating some of my favourite fragrance and beauty launches of 2019. In a year packed with limited edition collections, celeb collaborations and some truly off-the-wall products, there were a handful of truly special launches that flew under the radar. Cosmetics and fragrance are two of the most competitive industries in the world. Competition for space, social media coverage and sales is fierce. And sometimes, great products and brands don’t get the attention they justifiably deserve. London-based niche perfumer Atkinsons is one of them.

Backstory: James Atkinson opened his soap and perfumes shop in 1799 in London, England, blending aromatic and intriguing scents often using flowers and ingredients found in the U.K. . His creations became so popular that he was appointed the official perfumer of the Royal Court of England in 1826. The perfumer was soon blending exquisite scents for the most aristocratic and exclusive clientele throughout Europe.

One of James’ most-beloved scents debuted in May 1929 as an homage to a compelling novel. French author, Alexandre Dumas had written a sprawling love story under the name “La Tulipe Noire”.

An extraordinary tale: The novel’s main character, Cornelius Van Baerle, is a young, passionate tulip-lover whose highest ambition in life is to cultivate a black tulip, an idea thought impossible at the time. After years of research and meticulous study, he succeeds. However, just as he is about to enjoy his success, a bitter rival falsely accuses him of high treason. Cornelius is condemned to life prison.

Atkinsons tulipe noire
Atkinsons tulipe noire

It is in prison that he meets the jailer’s beautiful daughter, Rosa, with whom he falls in love. In a desperate bid to preserve the precious black tulip, the young man bestows its bulbs to Rosa, who, true to her word, keeps the black tulip’s heritage alive by growing the magnificent flower in secret.

Brand: Atkinsons

City: London

Insider scent: Tulipe Noire (Black Tulip)

Launch date: May 1929

A symbol: Black tulip is a symbol for justice and tolerance in the U.K. But it is also a symbol for the most perfect and divine love between two people. The original fragrance was a tribute to French author, Alexandre Dumas’ compelling novel ‘La Tulipe Noire’.

Atkinsons Tulipe Noire
Atkinsons Tulipe Noire

Scent style: an alluring woody-floral with a sense of mystery

Notes: bergamot, coridander, tuberose, jasmine, ambrox, musk, cedar, sandalwood

A fresh blend: notes of spicy, warm coriander and sparkling, fresh bergamot intertwine with a voluptuous white floral heart to dazzling effect.

Atkinsons Tulipe Noire
Atkinsons Tulipe Noire
Atkinsons Tulipe Noire
Atkinsons Tulipe Noire

Here’s a direct link for more details on Atkinsons’ Black Tulip fragrance.

The bottle: the flacon is designed faithfully along the signature lines of the house’s original fragrance bottle. It’s engraved, gilded and stamped. The glass flask is an authoritative icon of neo-traditional design.


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Atkinsons tulipe noire
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Atkinsons Tulipe Noire eau de parfum, 100 ml, $225 (at Holt Renfrew)


  • Reply
    Tara R
    January 13, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Jasmine sounds wonderful! @Taraleigh99

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    Julia H
    January 13, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Sandalwood! Thank you for the chance. @HappyGlowLucky7

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    Jodie Jones
    January 13, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    I’d love the Jasmine scent!! Twitter name: @mrsjobrandon

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    Elena T
    January 13, 2020 at 3:23 pm


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    Erin N
    January 13, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I love the Jasmine scent notes!

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    michelle Kinnaird
    January 13, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Bergamot sounds good @MK02891

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    Alexandra Nikolaidou
    January 13, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Sandalwood is my favourite note!

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    Susan T.
    January 13, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    The ambrox.

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    January 13, 2020 at 11:51 am

    The bergamont note sounds Great.

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    Donna Kosorwich
    January 13, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Bergamot sounds good – @pearlsy2k

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    Jo-Anne Pfoh
    January 13, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Jasmine @jopfoh wonderful

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    Effie Kalomiraki
    January 13, 2020 at 10:23 am

    I love Fresh Brgamot!!! @effiekalom

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    Betty S
    January 13, 2020 at 9:10 am


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    Tammy Harrison
    January 13, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Fresh bergamot sounds lovely

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    Soozle (Suzie B)
    January 13, 2020 at 8:09 am

    The coriander note sounds interesting!

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    debbie p
    January 13, 2020 at 4:41 am

    jasmine @happygardener46

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    Cristina Popescu
    January 13, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Jasmine Twitter @crisstinap

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    Khushboo Malhotra
    January 13, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Jasmine @KhushMalhotra

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    ELENA GRIGORAS Bakogiannis
    January 13, 2020 at 3:26 am

    Fresh bergamot @elgrigbak

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      Cintya Albarracin
      January 13, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      I absolutely love Bergamot scent!!

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    Danielle Blades
    January 13, 2020 at 2:18 am

    Bergamot is my fave but sandalwood is a close second! @ferriza

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    Anna Z
    January 13, 2020 at 1:41 am

    I’ve read Alexandre Dumas’s novel ‘La Tulipe Noire’ and it would be interesting to try this fragrance.
    Coriander is my favorite note in it.

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    Manuel Bastos
    January 13, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Fresh bergamot is the #1 scent in my book! 💯
    Lovely blend of fragrance notes, so fresh and dazzling! 💥

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    Debbie Beattie
    January 13, 2020 at 12:49 am

    jasmine @debbiewbd

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    Kimberly B.
    January 12, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    The bergamont note sounds nice. @winsome6

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    January 12, 2020 at 9:17 pm


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