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...

The Afternoon of a Faun is not strange or quirky but it's beautifully composed and, to me, addictive (and my favorite perfume from Etat Libre d'Orange...as of today). My only warning would be: you must love immortelle to appreciate it. Etat Libre d'Orange The Afternoon of a Faun Eau de...

Kevin recently observed, in his review of Sécrétions Magnifiques, that Etat Libre d'Oranges's fragrances are less shocking than their names, descriptions, and artwork would have us believe. For me, this depends on the fragrance in question. Etat Libre's original line-up included scents...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

 

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