Sunday SCENT N°4


Today’s pick - my SUNDAY SCENT No. 4 - is more poetry than fragrance. And it’s a no wonder, the newest creation from ÉTAT LIBRE D'ORANGE, one of those perfume brands that first focus on the story they want to tell and then craft an Eau de Parfum that embodies this story in an unbelievably sensual way. It's name: HERMANN À MES CÔTÉS ME PARAISSAIT UNE OMBRE …a fragrance based on the poem by Victor Hugo: „À quoi songeaient les deux cavaliers dans la forêt“ - What two horsemen were thinking in the forest – the narrator says “by my side, Hermann seemed to me like a shadow“. And this persona is the perfume in question today… :

This scent reminds me of: Alter ego, or simply our shadow – which is also the concept behind the perfume. Just like your first contact with this incredible creation: it feels familiar and at the same time unknown, tender and possessive. It’s like taking a bath, smelling fresh, almost unnatural, but simultaneously more authentic than ever before.

What it feels like: It feels like wearing a new dress. Perfectly tailored to your body, but new like a second skin, vibrant and alive. The almost sparkling notes with sweet, floral, fruity and wooden notes cover you from head to toe in a cloud of pleasure – the pleasure of an alter ego - a perfumeries shadow, made only for you.

For: HERMANN À MES CÔTÉS ME PARAISSAIT UNE OMBRE is not a perfume for those not looking to express something. This creation is definitely a statement, and the wearer needs to be aware of this. As long as he or she is aware of its power, its strength is theirs.

Side note: This wonderful perfume was created by perfumer Quentin Bisch for État Libre d’Orange.

Available for € 125€ (100ml EDP).

Hermann à mes côtés me paraissait une ombre by État Libre d'Orange
Hermann à mes côtés me paraissait une ombre by État Libre d'Orange

What’s inside:

top notes | currant, black pepper, galbanum, ozonic notes
middle notes | earth, frankincense, woods, floral notes, rose
base notes | patchouly, ambrosian

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