Italian bergamote, Saffran
Marine accord, Sand accord
Virginian cedarwood, Ambroxane, Amber
For many, the name État Libre d’Orange is synonymous with their famous, or infamous creation Sécrétions Magnifiques, probably the only scent ever made that had the courage to display such an array of unusual notes for a fine fragrance: blood, semen, milk – the comforting, disturbing and arousing smells of our humanity.
This wasn’t designed to please, it was designed to provoke, shock, shake out of apathy, start blazing discussions, maybe it was even designed to scare. It is a kind of weapon, and never did we think that we’ll come across a perfume that, at least for the first half an hour, it will leave us trembling.
Somehow that unsettling metallic-saline vibe peaking its head through the soft billowy clouds of iris and coconut it’s what magnetises the scent with an almost devilish attraction. It is exactly what makes it impossible to erase from memory. No mater who you are, where you live, what experiences you might have had, this perfume won’t leave you indifferent. It’s very possible that you will hate it, it is also very possible that you will love it. At the very least you owe it to yourself to try it.
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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