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...

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)

Etat Libre d'Orange Fils de Dieu and Bijou Romantique are available now at the Etat Libre d'Orange webshop, in 50 ml Eau de Parfum. (via etatlibredorange)

Etat Libre d'Orange Jasmin et Cigarette features notes of jasmine absolute, tobacco, hay, apricot, tonka bean, tumeric, cedar and musk. It can be found in 50 ml Eau de Parfum, $80. For buying information, see the listing for Etat Libre d'Orange under Perfume Houses. 1. My purgatory basket...

Next up from French niche line Etat Libre d'Orange : Archives 69, named for the brand's street address in Paris. The tag line: The Illusion of Sex. Archives 69 was developed by perfumer Christine Nagel ; the notes include mandarin, pink pepper, pepper leaves, orchid, plum, incense, camphor,...

Etat Libre d'Orange describes Sécrétions Magnifiques this way: "Like blood, sweat, sperm, saliva, Sécrétions Magnifiques is as real as an olfactory coitus that sends one into raptures.... Masculine tenseness frees a rush of adrenalin.... Tongues and sexes find one another, pleasure explodes...

Etat Libre d'Orange The Afternoon of a Faun will be available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

" Etat Libre d'Orange classifies Fils de Dieu as unisex (to me, it's feminine in character); it has average strength and sillage, 50 ml for $80. * son of god, rice and citrus

 

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