Crystal Pistil - Eau de Parfum
- Top Notes: Orange flower water, Dew-on-petals, Oink pepper
- Middle Notes: Crystalized flower parts, paradisone, jasmine
- Base Notes: Civettone, white musks, ambrette
In the middle of the ocean, feeling an animal’s electric presence.
The water comes alive, the air is filled with a unique scent. A jet of water vapor appears, bringing a splash of mandarin, violet and basil essence. At first, an apparition. Then, it reveals itself, with its skin-colored like elemi fruits, smooth and shiny, thanks to the millions of water drops. A whale, carrying with him the murmur of depths, the stories shared from boat to boat, with decks smelling like cedar, the strength of sailors, their look, the power of their hands. In its track, the citrus freshness welcomes deeper nuances of sage Absolute, nutmeg and vetiver essence. Imposing as an ironclad, its cuirass, its leather skin, protects it. It is its force, its secret. And the Captain knows it.
Notes: Mandarin, basil, elemi, sage, nutmeg, violet, vetiver, cedarwood, leather accord.
What would you bring on a desert Island? On Vaadhoo, lost in the Maldives, you have everything you need. A glow of ginger, a sparkle of basil, a pinch of cassis buds to begin.
Here at night, the sea illuminates, showing you the path to your own secret. Made of jasmine, geranium, everlasting flower seed. As if stars decided to leave the sky at dusk and join the sea to light up your spirit and miraculously become starfish. You can draw your hopes, dreams and desires directly from the glittering water.
They appear as if by magic. You stand near the shore, surrounded by an enchanting smell of vetiver, patchouli and moss, everything silent around you, and suddenly images flow through your mind. You feel free and peaceful, full of new visions. Why go back to the mainland?
Notes: Bergamot, ginger, rhubarb accord, saffron, violet, jasmine absolute, cedar wood, geranium, everlasting flower absolute, vetiver, patchouli, oud and vanilla absolute
A salted vanilla created around a woody accord of immortelle flower, reminiscent of the softness of trade winds.
Perfume is an invitation to a dream, a poem of possibilities. For the master perfumer, exquisite raw botanicals not only suggest the place where they are grown, but also the feeling that place evokes. Especially the feeling of longing for that place when you’re far away. Perfumer Aliénor Massenet was leafing through an atlas when she suddenly visualised sailing off the fabled island of Madagascar. The trade winds swelling with sensual hints of the land’s astonishing bounty. The heat of the sun amplifying the fantasy.
"The images started to take shape. I could smell the aroma of a vanilla pod, subtly bathed in bergamot, everlasting, benzoin and tolu balm, and gently caressed by a salty sea breeze with a dash of iodine. The whole story was there for the taking….”
Couleur Vanille. Where will it take you?
Escentric 05 consists of a 15% cashmeran molecule base and is built with top, middle and base notes. The top note of Escentric 05 is fresh with bergamot to keep things light, and orange, an ingredient which has an emotional tone to it, bright and happy. It reflects the orange groves that cover the Meditarranean islands.
Laurel and rosemary are typical Mediterranean plants with a spicy freshness and juniper and cypress brings a herbal tonality.
The drydown has two classic Mediterranean ingredients, cistus labdanum and mastic. Mastic is a resin produced by a small tree that grows especially near the sea. It has the clean sharp scent of newly-cut branches. Cistus is a small plant that grows everywhere in the Mediterranean. It has a sweet, leathery, balsamic quality. And of course, there is around 15% of cashmeran – which gives the fragrance its piney warmth.
Molecule 05 consists of the molecule Cashmeran pure and singular.
Cashmeran, a warm, woody and resinous pine note has an unusually complex character for a single molecule. It combines cocooning, musky softness with a dry, aromatic woodiness.
Cashmeran was created in a laboratory at IFF in the late 1970s.
“Molecule 05, cashmeran, is dry, radiant, warm and woody with an unexpected touch of pine resin”, says Geza Schoen. “That gave me the idea of creating a different kind of summer fragrance for Escentric 05. I wanted to evoke what it was like to be by the sea, but not by using the usual marine notes, which I find too artificial. Instead, I wanted to recreate the experience of being on an island in the Mediterranean, like the one where I have spent so many summers. What you notice as you walk up the path from the sea is how the heat changes plants and trees, they turn dry, resinous and aromatic.
Like the caress of rose petals gathered at daybreak, this eau de toilette unfolds on the skin with delicate floral fruity freshness. This drop of perfumed water reflecting a bouquet of four hundred newly bloomed roses is radiant and airy.
Notes: Lychee accord, Damascena rose oil, peony accord, Centifolia rose absolute and musks
Jean Rancé, son of François Rancé created and dedicated this perfume to the son of Napoleon in 1811. It was hoped that the young Prince could repeat the feats of his illustrious father. This spirit is reflected in the bold intensity of this fragrance while still embracing the favored Mediterranean tones. This is a very masculine fragrance which appeals directly to the hearts of nature lovers.
Eugénie de Montijo, 5 May 1826 – 11 July 1920, wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of France. Created by François Alexandre Rancé in 1859, this fragrance pays tribute to the grace and charm of refined women: unostentatious, delicate and penetrating beauty that conquers the senses.
François Rancé created this fragrance within the strict guidelines of his pupil Napoleon Bonaparte as a dedication to Joséphine, the love of his life. The curvature of the bottle is the living expression of femininity and sensuality and isadorned with the crest of Empress Joséphine.
Named after Laetitia, Emperor Napoleon's mother, Rancé created this elegant and charming perfume.
Laetitia Imperiale is built of fresh citrus top notes of mandarin, bergamot and orange blossom. A floral heart of Bulgarian rose, magnolia and wisteria with a hint of nutmeg blend on a base of patchouli, labdanum, Tolu balm and Reunion vanilla.
The bright thrilling freshness of the Mediterranean Citrus is enriched with the energetic tones of grapefruit, ginger and other melon tones then tempered with the elegance of jasmine. The aromatic verve of lavender and geranium highlight the determined, virile and powerful character of this fragrance. Leather, woods and iris create the perfect environment for the rich musk and amber tones of the base notes.
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.
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
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.
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
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
The Love Times Three Discovery Travel Kit includes 3 x 7.5 ml fragrances:
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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.
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