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4.0
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Oct/11/2014

Vraie Blonde by Etat Libre d`Orange opens with aldehydes, incense, and a unique “champagne” note. I’m quickly reminded of the cigarette smoke and incense-soaked carpet and furniture accord found in Passage d'Enfer by L`Artisan Parfumeur. Is this supposed to evoke cocktail lounges of the past--Chanel No. 5, leather furniture infused with cigarette smoke, and champagne? ELdO knows how to hold …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel



5.0
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Oct/08/2011

Sweet resin/incense, honey, woods – smooth and soothing. Almost fruity and chewy, but not gourmand. Middle starts getting fizzy (like gingerale or champagne) and fuzzy – impression is of a peachy honey glow but still woody. Far drydown – still sweet resin, and now some vanilla. Gorgeous! Good lasting power.

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Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue


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fromDagney

Jan/07/2011

Vrais Blonde is a delightful fragrance that opens with aldehydes that evoke the sparkling quality of champagne. Slightly peachy but not overly sweet, this fragrance wears quite close to the skin. It's not a bombshell of a fragrance to me but rather light-hearted and effervescent. I haven't smelled anything else like it and it's quite the pleasure to wear.

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About reviewer (249 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


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fromA88A

Jul/19/2009

I got a sample of this from The Perfumed Court and have been enjoying it all evening. I smell champagne and crème brulée. There is also some smoky incense tone that I like as well. It's not so good for a summer in Texas, but inside, in the air conditioning, I can imagine it as an amazing winter scent. I must admit I am seduced by the name and cartoon website drawing, as I am a natural blonde …Read more

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About reviewer (81 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


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Aug/20/2008

I like a dose of luxurious aldehydes now and then, and had good memories of smelling Vraie Blonde in NYC at Henri Bendel back in May of this year. My recollection was that Vraie Blonde was definitely the most pleasant scent in the intentionally weird Etat Libre d’Orange line which, upon reflection isn’t saying much, I guess.


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Age36-43

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


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Apr/27/2008

Supposedly inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn spilled a bellini on herself and passed out in the bathroom in a pile of talc while she was trying to clean up the mess. This is what she smelled like when she came round.

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Age30-35

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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fromdebrsl

Apr/08/2008

Gorgeous! Champagne, sweets, and then sex. Yes, my kind of experience...and I *am* a brunette. :o) Would *love* to have a FB of this.

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Age44-55

SkinDry, Other, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown


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fromBasiaS

Feb/04/2007

Imagine Marilyn Monroe enjoying juicy peaches and champagne laced with a dash of grapefruit juice and this is pretty much how Vraie Blonde smells to me. This is mostly a rosey aldehydic composition that should please fans of fragrances such as Chanel no. 5 (MM's favorite scent) and Divine by Yvon Mouchel. This one is more linear on my skin than ELdO's own Putain des Palaces or Jasmin et …Read more

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Age25-29

SkinCombination, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


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fromjennyb

Jan/17/2007

This explodes on impact into a lung filling fizzy plastic grapefruit and lemon peel, reminiscent of inadvisably mixed lavatory cleaners rising menacingly from the bowl to scour every last bronchiole. Coughing fit over, a sparkling golden fermented fruit note appears, somewhat one-dimensional, but undoubtedly pretty, like a computer simulation of Guerlain's Mitsouko or a Martian peach …Read more

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About reviewer (944 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesGreen