Vetiver, Olive leaf
Vanilla, Marron glacé
There’s quite nothing better than Vetiver for projecting an image of elegant, yet naturalistic refinement and composure, but in the case of “Fat Electrician” (isn’t the name silly?), the note reveals its rough beauty, an unpolished emerald ripped out from the damp earth underneath the asphalt. After the bracing, rooty start, a nutty and sweetly resinous layer is adding a rounded fullness to the bitter sharpness. Dark and tender, this perfume it’s a splendid, if a little melancholic take on the complex, nuanced vetiver theme. It’s like watching the sappy, green freshness of youth being replaced by the gentle, creamy warmth of maturity. It’s supposed to be an ode to beauty lost, but for us it is an ode to beauty found.
Etat Libre d’Orange (“Free State of Orange”) is a French perfume house founded by Etienne de Swardt in 2006. With a motto of Le parfum est mort, vive le parfum! (Perfume is dead, long live perfume!), the house has quickly established a reputation for its daring and unusual compositions with controversial names and images.
Citing the year of their foundation as “Year Zero of perfumery”, Etat Libre d’Orange drafted a company “Declaration of Independence”, with six articles that outline the company’s creative approach, commitment to high-quality materials, simplicity in packaging and subversiveness of concept. The fragrances are genderless and were initially packaged in identical bottles bearing the company name and logo, though fragrances with distinct packaging began appearing in 2007 with Tom of Finland. The company has partnered with a number of celebrities, including Rossy de Palma, Tilda Swinton and the Sex Pistols to produce special edition scents, and has commemorated Tom of Finland and Josephine Baker with fragrances as well.
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