Etat Libre D'Orange Rien

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2.0

2 reviews

0% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$$

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Rien, aka "Dorian Gray" is the last scent in my Etat Libre d'Orange Smell-A-Thon and I am getting weary of their nonsensical marketing material. Here is an extract from their description of "Rien": "Rien is a second skin perfume, a perfume that clings to the body and perseveres in the mind. Like venial sin on the verge of becoming mortal, irresistable and resolutely pervasive".


Whatever. In case you are wondering what this smells like in plain English, and despite the laundry list of official notes below, Rien smells like loose body powder for ladies, ie. the kind that comes with a powder puff. I sniffed it all the way to the end and the whole time it smelled like uninteresting body powder that Estee Lauder might have produced in the 1950's. I could tell that they added aldehydes to try and give it a sense of luxuriousness but that was overpowered by the strong smell of powder.


Similar to Dorian Gray but far outclassing it in terms of complexity and beauty is Le Labo's Aldehyde 44 and Chanel No. 5.


Here are the notes, courtesy of The Perfumed Court: incense, rose, leather, iris, ciste, foam chene, styrax pyrogene, patchouli, amber, cumin, black pepper and aldehydes.



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Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I have a love/hate with this line in general. But this one, if you can get past the first hour or so, is totally unique. I loved it on the card, rubbed the card on my skin and got a deep, sexy, light leather, deep spice and soft floral scent. Bought it. Then sprayed it and almost died with the overwhelming scent of . . . tires. Strong rubber tire/leather chaps smell. Where was the deep, sexy scent? Again, this is a wait-it-out scent. Dries down to the sexy spice/floral/leather mix, but retains that tire smell, only more blended. But make no mistake, this is not soft leather at any level. Again, just totally unique.


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