Etat Libre d'Orange

When Etienne de Swardt created his house of perfume in 2006, it was only right and natural for him to give it this name, to honor his birthplace and what it represents.

In South Africa, Etat Libre d’Orange, the Orange Free State, was an autonomous sovereign republic that declared independence from British rule in 1854. The name was derived from the royal family of the Netherlands, the homeland of the region’s pioneers. It was a land of staggeringly rough beauty and color and unforgettable smells, a nation of contrasts, strong feelings, and mixed emotions. The rainbow mosaic of people and cultures gave it an unpredictable, sometimes savage nature. And it was independent — unrestrained, unrestricted.

Unity, beauty, conflict — and freedom, the hallmarks of our company. The Orange Free State ended in 1902. But its attitude lives on at Etat Libre d’Orange.

The Magnificent Seven - Sample Kit | Etat Libre d'Orange Quick shop
The Magnificent Seven - Sample Kit | Etat Libre d'Orange
The Magnificent Seven - Sample Kit | Etat Libre d'Orange
The Magnificent Seven - Sample Kit | Etat Libre d'Orange
Etat Libre d'Orange

The Magnificent Seven - Sample Kit

$ 22.00

Etat Libre d'Orange presents the magnificent seven! Experience seven intriguing fragrances in this introduction to an audacious brand. Expect the unexpected in this attractively boxed and priced sampler and find the scent that calls your name.

Included Fragrances (7 x 2 ml): 

  • Dangerous Complicity (jasmine, osmanthus, rum, leather)
  • Putain des Palaces (rose, rice powder, leather, amber)
  • Remarkable People (champagne Accord, grapefruit, jasmine, sandalwood)
  • Like This (tangerine, ginger, vetiver)
  • Jasmin et Cigarette (jasmine Absolute, tobacco, matte)
  • Fat Electrician (vetiver, chestnut cream, olive leaves)
  • Cologne (blood orange, bergamot, musk)
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The Trio of Temptation - Discovery Travel Kit 3 x 7.5ml Sprays Quick shop
The Trio of Temptation - Discovery Travel Kit 3 x 7.5ml Sprays
The Trio of Temptation - Discovery Travel Kit 3 x 7.5ml Sprays
The Trio of Temptation - Discovery Travel Kit 3 x 7.5ml Sprays
Etat Libre d'Orange

Love Times Three - Discovery Travel Kit

$ 45.00

The Love Times Three Discovery Travel Kit  includes 3 x 7.5 ml fragrances:

  • Like This - Eau de Parfum (tangerine, ginger, vetiver)
  • Une Amourette- Eau de Parfum (iris, patchouli, vanilla)
  • Yes I Do (orange blossom, lily of the valley, patchouli)
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The Trio of Temptation - Discovery Travel Kit 3 x 7.5ml Sprays Quick shop
The Trio of Temptation - Discovery Travel Kit 3 x 7.5ml Sprays
The Trio of Temptation - Discovery Travel Kit 3 x 7.5ml Sprays
The Trio of Temptation - Discovery Travel Kit 3 x 7.5ml Sprays
Etat Libre d'Orange

The Trio of Temptation - Discovery Travel Kit 3 x 7.5ml Sprays

$ 45.00

The Trio of Temptation Discovery Travel Kit  includes 3 x 7.5 ml fragrances:

  • Hermann A Mes Cotes (black pepper, frankincense, rose, calypsone)
  • Remarkable People (champagne accord, grapefruit, jasmine, sandalwood)
  • You or Someone Like You (cool and crisp freshness)
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I am Trash - Eau de Parfum Quick shop
I am Trash - Eau de Parfum
I am Trash - Eau de Parfum
I am Trash - Eau de Parfum
I am Trash - Eau de Parfum
Etat Libre d'Orange

I am Trash - Eau de Parfum

$ 4.00

Created in partnership with the award-winning creative network Ogilvy Paris, ‘I AM TRASH’ (or in French Les Fleurs Du Dechet) is the first luxury perfume created by upcycling; by using the trashed ingredients to create something truly beautiful. More specifically, by using exhausted rose petals, already distilled sandalwood chips, and even leftover apples from the food industry to create the most beautiful fruity, floral, and woody blend.

 

Notes include apple essence upcycling, rose absolute upcycling, cedarwood Atlas upcycling, bitter orange and gariguette strawberry

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Remarkable People - Eau de Parfum Quick shop
Remarkable People - Eau de Parfum
Remarkable People - Eau de Parfum
Remarkable People - Eau de Parfum
Remarkable People - Eau de Parfum
Etat Libre d'Orange

Remarkable People - Eau de Parfum

$ 4.00

Remarkable People.
You know who you are.

An olfactive toast to celebrate those who defy convention, the Remarkable People of our Free State of Orange, you. Effervescent citrus bubbles over a celebratory pop of champagne and a spiced heart of defiant Sandalwood.


For every epoch, for every era, there are remarkable people.
In classical mythologies, there were the demigods, the offspring of a god and a human, or a mortal who was raised to divine status. An ancient Greek poet used the word demigod as a synonym for hero. They demonstrated strength and power, a willingness to face challenges and confront danger. In the New World, there were the explorers, who discovered unknown lands.

They were heroes too, battling forces of nature to find new territories. And throughout history - scientists, artists, composers, entertainers - all heroes in their own way. New heroes are born every day. There is an element, or an event, or a circumstance, or maybe just a quirk in their personalities that changes them, empowers them, enables them to transcend the ordinary. They believe in something different, something better.

They want to change the rules, break the rules, alter the status quo, in whatever grand or small way they find meaningful. They are on a journey, and maybe it’s the effort alone that makes them remarkable. For some, their efforts bring fame and glory. Many others remain unknown. But they cannot - they should not - be ignored. These are our people - the remarkable citizens of Etat Libre d’Orange, the Orange Free State. The “un” people - uncompromising, unexpected, unconventional, unpredictable. We salute them, we honor them, by offering the extraordinary fragrance they deserve.

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She Was An Anomaly - Eau de Parfum Quick shop
She Was An Anomaly - Eau de Parfum
She Was An Anomaly - Eau de Parfum
She Was An Anomaly - Eau de Parfum
She Was An Anomaly - Eau de Parfum
Etat Libre d'Orange

She Was An Anomaly - Eau de Parfum

$ 4.00

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Spice Must Flow - Eau de Parfum Quick shop
Spice Must Flow - Eau de Parfum
Etat Libre d'Orange

Spice Must Flow - Eau de Parfum

$ 5.00

A spicy aromatic fragrance that commemorates merchants and the beautiful exchange among humanity’s brothers and sisters.  That tributes their open roads of spice and silk, roads that opened the world. A cosmic, mystical, and enchanting spice. 

 Notes include Turkish rose, ginger, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron


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You Or Someone Like You - Eau de Parfum Quick shop
You Or Someone Like You - Eau de Parfum
You Or Someone Like You - Eau de Parfum
You Or Someone Like You - Eau de Parfum
You Or Someone Like You - Eau de Parfum
Etat Libre d'Orange

You Or Someone Like You - Eau de Parfum

$ 4.00

The brainchild of Chandler Burr, discerning New York Times Perfume Critic and author of the namesake novel, ‘You Or Someone Like You’ is dedicated to his novel’s main character, Anne.  Anne is a recent transplant in awe of the possibility that lingers in the crisp blue air of Los Angeles. The fresh and uplifting aroma beckons dreamers like Anne, like you or someone like you.

"It should be clear that You Or Someone Like You is not some kind of olfactory landscape painting. Anne is a serious gardener — I wrote a trellis of roses into her garden, I wrote in mint and wild grasses though the individual raw materials are in the end irrelevant. What You is is whatever you find it is. A scent you transplant to yourself. Synthetic and natural beauty. Possibility." 

Chandler Burr


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Fat Electrician - Eau de Parfum Quick shop
Fat Electrician - Eau de Parfum
Fat Electrician - Eau de Parfum
Fat Electrician - Eau de Parfum
Fat Electrician - Eau de Parfum
Etat Libre d'Orange

Fat Electrician - Eau de Parfum

$ 4.00

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Jasmin Et Cigarette - Eau de Parfum Quick shop
Jasmin Et Cigarette - Eau de Parfum
Jasmin Et Cigarette - Eau de Parfum
Jasmin Et Cigarette - Eau de Parfum
Jasmin Et Cigarette - Eau de Parfum
Etat Libre d'Orange

Jasmin Et Cigarette - Eau de Parfum

$ 4.00

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Rien - Eau de Parfum Quick shop
Rien - Eau de Parfum
Etat Libre d'Orange

Rien - Eau de Parfum

$ 4.00

Do not believe what you first see... under the demureness of the name, the spicy savor of blackcurrant bays and the musky notes of blonde suede. 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, irresistible and resolutely pervasive. As light as mohair and as precious as cashmere, the fragrance envelops skin with a powdered caress. It has the meticulous elegance and hypnotic beauty of a modern Dorian Gray, in a feminine/masculine version.

An entrancing fragrance that leaves an unforgettable imprint. Utter charm, utterly charismatic. The vanilla/opium accord of the dry-down reinforces the addiction. Rien is an essential.


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Exit the King - EdP 100ml Etat Libre d'orage  Edit alt text Quick shop
Exit the King - EdP 30ml Etat Libre d'orage
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Exit the King - EdP 30ml Etat Libre d'orage
Etat Libre d'Orange

Exit the King - EdP

$ 4.00

Exit the King is the story of a fall.

The fall of certainties, but above all the fall of power.

“Power is a balance of forces”

The fall of the King is the fall of all the forces that oppress us and prevent us from moving forward.

 In order for a King to fall, an infinite number of little kingdoms must collapse: Family, Time, Love, Work, Toxic ex-lovers, the Patriarchy, the obligation to be sad, Capital, the obligation to be happy, anguish, sex and everything else that alienates us and prevents us from being truly free.

- Top Notes: Timur je, musk, aldehydes, pink pepper 

- Middle Notes: Jasmine, rose, lily of the valley

- Base Notes: Patchouli, moss, sandalwood

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