When I read the initial announcement for Etat Libre d'Orange's release of Bijou Romantique, I had a feeling that I would enjoy this perfume; now that I've tried it a few times, I'm happy to say that it has fulfilled all my expectations. Bijou Romantique was developed by perfumer Mathilde...

When I first heard about Noël au Balcon from Etat Libre d'Orange , it was being offered as a limited edition fragrance for the 2007 holiday season. I was disappointed that I wouldn't have a chance to try it, since it was only available at Sephora in France. Fortunately, Noël au Balcon joined...

French niche line Etat Libre d'Orange will launch Dangerous Complicity, a new unisex fragrance, in October: Every dangerous complicity requires the infusion of something that can endure beyond desire, beyond the commitment – a scent that speaks the language of the skin. Something to remind...

UK retailer Nkd Man ("an online grooming store, providing the very best in men's shave, skin, body, hair and fragrance products from the very best brands from around the world") is carrying a new limited edition preview of Etat Libre d'Orange Archives 69: This 100ml bottle is an official...

But if you think you might like a sophisticated and contemporary skin scent with just a hint of something edible (the vanillic benzoin note, that is!), then Archives 69 should be on your "to try" list. Etat Libre d'Orange Archives 69 is available as 50 ml Eau de Parfum ($99). For purchasing...

Etat Libre d'Orange Malaise of the 1970s is available now at Escentual or Nkdman in the UK, in 50 ml Eau de Parfum, £53. (quote via escentual)

French niche line Etat Libre d'Orange has launched two new fragrances, Fils de Dieu and Bijou Romantique. Fils de Dieu du riz et des agrumes (shown; formerly announced as Philippine Houseboy) ~ "He brings the sun. Here, find an innocent wisdom that points to dreams and liberation. This is...

The woman Rossy de Palma is bold and quirky; her eponymous Etat Libre d'Orange fragrance is an Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose clone. Tom of Finland? About as raunchy as an éclair. Belatedly, I've found that Sécrétions Magnifiques does live up, in part, to its name (keep the sécrétions, nix the...

A better name for this fragrance, and suitably jolting, would have been the famed words of French actress/singer Arletty, who defended her WWII affair with a German officer during the Occupation by saying: "My heart is French, but my ass is international." Etat Libre d'Orange classifies...

French niche line Etat Libre d'Orange will launch The Afternoon of a Faun, a new unisex fragrance, in October. The faun awakes from his mid-day sleep, and contemplates his morning's encounters with some nymphs. In his reflections, his pursuit of the alluring creatures takes on libidinous...

 

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