New Scent Crush: You or Someone Like You by Etat Libre D’Orange3 min read
The cult surrealist fragrance house Etat Libre d’Orange collaborated with noted fragrance author Chandler Burr, to release You or Someone Like You, an exotic green jasmine perfume, as an integral part of his novel launch with the same title. You or Someone Like You is a story about a woman experiencing an identity crisis in the luxe Hollywood hills, and how her inner world collides with the fame and glamour swirling around her. It’s not often that a new work of fiction is announced with its own perfume attached, but this kind of collaboration between author and perfumer is why the scented world continues to be as daring and fun as it is. And Etat Libre d’Orange is the ideal house to pull off this literate and olfactory trick.
You or Someone Like You doesn’t fit easily into any perfume category. It’s a little bit green, a little bit floral, and a whole lot of mysterious, infectious fun. It can also masquerade as a white floral-tinged chypre, to make it even more uncategorizable. But this is why Etat Libre d’Orange continues to define and re-define the borders of what’s possible in perfume, infusing their releases with a constant “what are they doing NOW?” exhilaration.
You or Someone Like You will immediately appeal to green and jasmine fans — its emerald mystery is what makes it so unique, in an already daring line of fragrances. Check it out, then dive in to the rest of their catalog on Scentbird. No matter which Etat Libre d’Orange creation you choose to start with, it’s absolutely guaranteed that you’ll never think of fragrance in the same way again.