Etat Libre D'Orange


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3.2

29 products

193 reviews

47% would repurchase

Recent Etat Libre D'Orange Reviews

Fragrances -Etat Libre D'Orange -You or Someone Like You EDP

on 7/9/2018 10:25:00 PM

Airy, luminous, and bright. It smells like a grassy mojito and feels perfectly mellow and casual.



Fragrances -Etat Libre D'Orange -Fils de Dieu

on 2/4/2018 9:12:00 AM

I’m a huge fan of Shalimar and this has some compositional similarities with a citrus opening, amber/musk base, and vanilla throughout.

But Fils de Dieu is much more than that. The tangy lime opening is electric and the rice pudding is so creamy and delicious. You also get cardamom and ginger.

This scent is an experience. If you’re new to fragrance and don’t understand why we’re obsessed, give this a shot on one wrist and you’ll understand.

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Fragrances -Etat Libre D'Orange -Fat Electrician

on 12/1/2016 11:01:00 AM

The names this group comes up with slay me. I see no correlation between the guy who installs cable and a tropical grass.

All that being said, this is a pretty potent vetiver, almost a vetiver soliflor. Dry, somewhat smoky, reedy, and mysterious. And it lasts.


Fragrances -Etat Libre D'Orange -Dangerous Complicity

on 11/22/2016 10:36:00 AM

I keep waiting for the fragrance-name-as-punch-line to rise to the occasion and make me go, "Ha! Nailed it!" ELdO promises big, and delivers small once again.

I do not know what "dangerous complicity" may be evoked by a fragrance that smells like the Bay Rum cologne worn by fathers and uncles of yesteryear. You probably have to be a certain age to have had men in your life who wore Bay Rum. Or, perhaps you were complicit in some religious ceremonies favored in the Caribbean where such a cologne was offered to various deities, along with cigar smoke and libidinal drumming. (But was that dangerous? I cannot say for sure.)

This reminded me of nothing other than those small jute wrapped bottles on the top shelves of metal medicine cabinets, beside the slit into which men dumped dull, used single blades from their safety razors. It does have a bit of animal heft in it to keep it interesting, so maybe this is Uncle Ned's Brooks Brothers shirt, in the hamper, on a hot day, after the commuter train broke down for an hour during the evening commute. A bit more "dangerous" than the juice straight from the bottle, but only if you fear a bit of sweat.

Notes: bay, rum, coconut, lime, flowers, spice and musk.


Fragrances -Etat Libre D'Orange -Jasmin et Cigarette

on 11/17/2016 1:36:00 PM

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ELdO is having a chuckle at our expense. The company comes up with these wildly outré names and sometimes the juice follows along and does something completely off the wall. But, sometimes it does not. This is one of the latter cases.

This is the third ELdO fragrance I have worn that has a wildly provocative name or concept behind it, and the juice is something almost retro and period piece.

This one is pretty. Most of the time when I smell jasmine, it has an orange peel zing to the opening and a diaper pail ending due to the indolic nature of the flower. On my skin JeC skips the citrus intro, skips the fecal curtain call, and does the middle part of the floral creaminess alone. It seems bolstered by aldehydes, and while there is a smokiness I attribute to vetiver in here, this fragrance does not evoke ashtrays. I am instead reminded of the sexy, grownup aldehydic florals of the late sixties and early seventies, such as Detchema. This is pretty like one of those. It lacks the weighty Art Deco orientalism of Habanita, and is not nearly as smoky.

If you were expecting something humorous or intriguing, you may not get it; at least I did not. If you want something that brings back the complex, pretty florals of the sixties and seventies, you should give this a whirl. It lasts longer than most ELdO fragrances.

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