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Alternative fragrance house, Etat libre d’Orange, is a unique and respected force in the perfume industry that prides itself on pushing boundaries. Founder, Etienne de Swardt, works with notorious perfumers who embrace the creative freedom to produce unusual and remarkable scents that reinvent the pleasures to be found in the sense of smell.<br><br>Hermann is your perfumed shadow, one you can never outrun - spreading soot-dark wings of black pepper and the smell of rain-soaked streets. The pepperwood spice guides you towards temptation, and the frankincense follows for your confession afterwards. A disquieting hint of patchouli and the innocence of rose petals – the light in your eyes and the darkness in your soul come together in this fragrance named for a poem by Victor Hugo.
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Etat Libre d`Orange Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre Etat main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Trendsetter
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Summer
Complexity
Refined

Etat Libre d`Orange Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre Etat rating and reviews

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Average rating (316 reviews)
3.5 out of 5
Reviews: 5
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/19/2019
The perfect, intense, long-lasting scent
I’m in love. The smell lasts forever, Abe dies by take much. It’s very blunt, and unapologetic. It’s the perfect Madeline smell, with just the right touch of floral.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/19/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Love this one
This is one of my favorite scents would purchase it if it were available on here
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/16/2019
Smells horrible.
Reviews: 6
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 9
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/15/2019
Just didn’t care for the smell.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/13/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
felt oldish
Felt like an old man wearing this. Ive smelled this at the nursing home where my mother in law is. This gave me a headache after a while
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 6
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/02/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
It grows on you
For fall i enjoy this scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/31/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Sensitive
smells good
smells good... great for daily wear...
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/28/2019
Talk About Compliments.
I’d give it a five out of five but I don’t believe in perfection. This is my all time favorite scent. I’ve never been complimented more on my smell than with this Hermann A Mes Cotes!never overbearing but in the right spots, this is definitely an attention grabber. With a sultry woodsy, yet fresh smell this is great for all occasions will be offering full bottle soon!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/27/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Normal
Smell
I really didn’t enjoy this scent. It’s a very earthy scent, somewhat old mannish. I’m more into sweet-woodsy scents.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/17/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Unique, seductive, and light yet enduring
I get compliments every time wear this fragrance, sometimes even hours after I put it on and I've forgotten that I'm wearing it all. I love this brand, and this fragrance in particular is sensational. It's definitely a men's eau de parfum, but wonderfully androgynous at the same time. Very "metro" and unmistakably French. Love it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/15/2019
Three compliments in one day
This is my first review simply because was worthy of two compliments standing in line for my morning coffee, then my date later that night told me how much she liked it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/20/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Crisp, Peppery, Mysterious
I forgot I had this in my queue and I'm so glad I did! To me, this is peppery, watery, lightly citrusy, and woodsy. If you're a fan of Encre Noir, you should end up liking this one as well. It's not as earthy as Encre though.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/05/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Loved it
Strong cedar love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/02/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Normal
Fantastic
Zesty sexy orange smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/30/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Signature Scent
This is one of the most unique fragrances I’ve ever smelled. Love it and get lots of compliments. Highly recommended and it projects a bit longer than the Macy’s counter scents.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/29/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Strange scent but interesting
So, my first opinion was this was terrible and should go straight in the bin but the top notes are just a bit abrasive and medicinal. This scent is one that lingers and the medicinal side grows on you. It's not so much fresh as it is complex and curiously alluring. I have a whiff on my watchband and coat and it reminds me of a sazerac and a NOLA jazz club. I would say date night with a man of mystery in a bottle is this one.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/20/2019
Not the best
Little bit on the dry and mellow side. Very weak
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/16/2019
Age: 65 or over
Skin type: Combination
No. Smokey in a bad artificial way. Nothing good here
A very long fragrance name does not translate into a good fragrance, just a lot of extra letters.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/31/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Normal
Good but
The overall scent is a little weak. But I'm still a fan
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/23/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Mel
Very sexy scent. Got many compliments!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/21/2019
Contemporary
Slightly floral opening then dry down is dominated by ambroxan. Smell sticks close to you, but stays a long time. Out preforms a lot of nice fragrances I have. Will be buying a full bottle. 👌
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/06/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Oily
Amorphous synthetic
This is a synthetic blob that doesn't smell like any one thing. I honestly laughed out loud when I saw the description contained the words "intensely spiced." There's no spice here. There's nothing distinct here at all, actually. If this were an air freshener I'd probably like it but it's not anything I'd want to smell like. Or smell on anyone else, tbh.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/03/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Very Nice
Lots of compliments with this one.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/27/2019
Old man smell
I imagine if you were losing your sense of smell you’d really like this because it’s ..... strong. Smells like a 70+ date roulette night in a bottle. Imagine moth balls, carmex, and pepper had a fight and then someone sprayed a flowery febreeze at the end and there ya go.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/20/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Easy sophistication
This hits those warm and woody notes I tend toward without being the least bit overbearing. Very nice spring/summer option to add to my collection. Softly masculine but not obviously so, and I feel quite comfortable wearing it. I am apt to try men's colognes lots of times because female ones are usually much too fruity/floral/cloying for me and I have been quite taken with this one.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/02/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Clean
Nice light scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/30/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Love this
Love this brand and this one tops the cake. Its like breathing in a sweet breath of fresh air. I always get compliments all the time.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/24/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Love it
Love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/16/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
It instantly put me in a good mood!
After a long, tiring day I came home & found a new Scentbird delivery. I little excitement was subdued by frustration of staring at chores. As soon as I sprayed this on it instantly changed my mood to calm, happy relaxation. This is my first French cologne & It's a very clean smell. It was about 3 hours ago I sprayed it and I still catch the waves of this cologne. It may sound strange, but if I can get my sheets to smell like this cologne I'd surely fall into a peaceful deep sleep - which is exactly what I need. UPDATE: Yesterday I only tested it on my wrist, but this morning I sprayed it on my neck and I notice a little spice/pepper that intensifies the aroma. Now I love it even more. This is a unique but GREAT cologne! It's also very long lasting. I see why the French are known for colognes and perfumes.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/13/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Not good
Overwhelming smell, not pleasant. After this scent I cancelled my scent bird. Just terrible.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/08/2019
Age: 35 to 44
The best yet
My favorite one yet
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/06/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Old smell
Smell like clothes of someone who wears cologne all the time and the sent didn't wash out.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/25/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Etat Libre d Orange Review
My first impression of this product, I wasn’t very satisfied with this scent. This scent is long lasting, I’m very satisfied with this product.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/25/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Kinda generic
It wasn’t as unique as Fat electrician... I was expecting something more “signature”, but ended up with a normal mall counter type fragrance. It’s very citrusy! Fresh! Clean! All that.... it smells very pleasant, but has no real appeal to me. It seems like something an older fellow would wear. Like, the same fellow who would wear cool water or chrome. Like that!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/05/2019
Age: 25 to 34
not for everyone
strong smell of peppercorn which I think could be acquired smell for some but I enjoy it on occasion, needs to be used lightly.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/03/2019
Brilliant
Got this for my fiancée ... i can’t even describe this scent. At first i wasn’t too fond. But let me tell you........ Amazing 😉 I love smelling him all night
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/02/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Normal
Great cologne!
This is a great cologne! The fragrance is very long lasting. Mine lasted 3 days. Everyone that noticed the new fragrance commented on how great it smelled. I loved it. You won't go wrong getting this cologne! 5 stars!!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/26/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Amazing
The smell is one of a kind and leaves and impression
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/21/2019
not for me
Did not like the smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/20/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Love it!
One of my top two colognes from ScentBird! Absolutely love it and ran right through it within the month! I think I'm using it too much, lol.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/18/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Orangey!
Like the "Orange" part of its name, this cologne is distinguishable by the variating smell of an orange. I like it because its not heavy, but lasts the whole day. It is the type of cologne to use for an outside kind of scene. This is definitely for casual wear, or hanging out with friends, or an active day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/08/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Oily
Excellent, whimsical and fresh
A unique fragrance, with bright fruit overlaying dusty violet, a touch of earth parents it from being cloying. A sweet ambergris ties together the base. Long lasting and distinctive. A confident man can find compliments with this one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/26/2019
Max Eli
Love this fragrance.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
Justin
I really enjoyed this product
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/29/2019
why cant I buy the bottle
I have been trying to buy this bottle for months now.... Its never available.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/28/2019
very nice!
very good smell! masculine and long lasting!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/27/2019
For older ish
Not for me, figure might be for an older person 30-40 years at least
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/18/2019
Amazing
It’s amazing perfume
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/01/2019
Meh
I really liked this scent when one of my friends got it. Did not like it on myself. Does last a long time and is fairly subtle. I have just had better, similar colognes from this site.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/30/2018
NOT A GOOD SMELL
VERY OVER POWERING SMELL THAT DOES NOT SIT WELL IN THE NOSE
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/29/2018
Love
Very soft, still masculine. Would be perfect with a small added bite, lime or bergamot.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/29/2018
Taken by surprise
I wasn't prepared for this scent. I'm addicted. It's hard to describe, but it is WONDERFUL. If drives my girlfriend wild!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
Simultaneously Summer and Winter
It feels like a very particular type of mood. A sort of carefree euphoria. Feels like sunbathing and day drinking in a park with a bunch of friends, or playing beer pong next to a roaring fireplace. I'm not sure I'd personally commit to it for everyday, but it's definitely something I enjoy. It's also a bit of a gender neutral scent, both floral and woodsy.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/26/2018
nice
Hermann is a nice scent. Mostly an earthy/musky perfume with hints of pepper and rose. The ambroxan gives its marine-musk quality, keeping it a casual scent, while the little bit of rose would make it nice for dressing up. I would say Hermann is similar to Lacoste Red, with rose replacing Red's apple note.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/21/2018
Wow what a scent.
This scent is definitely an attention getter. This Hermann scent smells really good. I love it because it's hard to describe what you are smelling because so much is going on. Powerful, reminds me of sauvage by dior, but distinctly different. You will get compliments
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/13/2018
1/5
not a fan
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
Least favorite of mine
At first this was a one is a no go for me. I sprayed it on and did not like at all it was just to much, it definitely would of been a 1 star but after 10 15 mins i realized why people gave it a 5 star. I wouldnt say its my favorite but it smells pretty great 👍
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
obessed
This may be my favorite scent ever!
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12/05/2018
May i ask what you like about it ? Just being curious and seeing everyones reasons for not liking it at all and to some people who love it
Helpful?
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/02/2018
Love this
The first time I wore this (just two squirts, mind you), a woman literally chased me a block down the street to ask me what I was wearing. She was super embarrassed, kept saying, 'I can't believe I'm asking a stranger what scent he's wearing...." She literally typed the name of it into her phone and went off to Google it. All that to say, this stuff is really great and intriguing (and has decent sillage!). I was put off by the description of it being "(black) peppery," but I really don't get that in the nose. I think this will be my new fall/winter scent -- I usually go for something a bit smoky/woodsy this time of year, but so many of those scents are too overpowering (I've previously worn Odin #2 and Commes de Garcon's Incense series). The genius of this stuff is in its restraint, complexity and subtlety. Definitely going to buy the bottle.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/22/2018
Hmmmmm
At first I didn’t care for it. Pretty much like all of the other scents by this company. Then throughout the day it smelled amazing. As did every other fragrance from etat libre de orange. I love this brand and I would love to try them all
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/19/2018
Easy going
I enjoy this cologne for everyday/casual use. It is a soft scent and usually use a few sprays on the body to make sure it stands out.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/18/2018
Not for Me
Originally I was excited for the orange hints but I felt it was a bit overwhelming.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/18/2018
Yuck
Strong smelling, not too pleasant to the nose.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/17/2018
ok
smells ok
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/14/2018
Not for me
The scent to me was just not great and didn't seem like a scent for a man. I personally wouldn't recommend it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/09/2018
Strong
This thing was very strong from the first spray and by far the worst smelling cologne scent bird has sent out I had to toss it. It smells like something an older generation that just pours on a gallon of cologne would wear.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/09/2018
Love this!
It smells great. The scent lasts strongly for a couple hours before it starts to fade.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/08/2018
Smells Fantastic!!!
Love this scent! I get compliments everytime I wear it. Someone always asks what fragrance I'm wearing when I wear this one. A+++++
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/07/2018
Flowers & Leather
Starts off very floral, then transitions into this green floral scent masked with leather and orange zest. It is unlike anything I have ever put my nose on definitely try this one if you want to turn heads and grab compliments!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/05/2018
Grew on me
When I first received it and wore it. I wasn't too big of a fan. It was something new and wasn't use to. After I wore it a couple of time, I was able to get all the different note and enjoy it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/04/2018
It's Insane the Amount of Compliments I've Received...from Women AND Men alike
Serious. Not a day goes by that I don't receive a compliment on it...and not just a lukewarm comment, but a definitive "what is that...I love it!" comment.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/04/2018
Not a fan!
By far my worst cologne I have ever received from Scentbird. Seems to be more suited for older guys.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/26/2018
d'gusting
by far the worst cologne ever. Caused me to cancel my subscription its so bad. Woman and animals run when they smell it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/25/2018
Really liked it
Out of all the ones they’ve sent me over the past 6 months this is the best one I’ve gotten I highly recommend it
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/23/2018
Not my thing
I didn't find it woodsy at all...more orange or citrus in scent than anything.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/23/2018
Enjoyable
Very pleasant smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/22/2018
Great
GREAT
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/21/2018
Not for me
To me... this is more of an aged or older man. The scent is musky and more woody than I prefer. You won't get compliments from a young lady with this cologne. It's not bad just not for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/20/2018
Over love this fragrance
This has the perfect notes of late summer. The only drawback is you gave to re apply after 4 hours. Other than that I loved it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/16/2018
Great
Really original scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/15/2018
NICE!
I initially did not care for it, but a hour later it popped! I went to the Tom Ford counter at Nordstrom’s to ask a question and as I was walking away I heard the lady tell her co-worker, “he smells nice”. My favorite cologne ordered thus far!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/14/2018
Very Citrus
This scent is 85% Citrus and is very apparent. Long lasting and use lightly. Perfect for business or casual during the warm seasons.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/09/2018
Amazing!
Wonderful scent. Floral and fresh, yet still masculine. Lasts all day and is good for office or even casual use.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
Clean and sensual
Great for night out at the end of summer beginning of fall!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/05/2018
This Cologne is Everything!!!
I cant tell you how many compliments I have gotten from this scent! <3 <3 <3 Love it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/03/2018
Favorite so far
It's freaking dope. If you aren't wearing this, what are you wearing?
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2018
New Favorite Scent
This is my new favorite scent. The woodsy notes are strong after the spray, but mellow into a smooth earthy smell. My wife loves this cologne.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/31/2018
Old lady
Makes me think of an old lady. No offense to old ladies, I just don't prefer to smell like one.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/30/2018
Horrible
Worst smelling cologne ever...went right into the trash can
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/27/2018
Give it time to settle
For me, the rose was really strong when I first put the cologne on, and I was worried it was going to be to feminine for me; however, after 15-20 minutes, the patchouli comes through and it smells much more masculine. It’s a great smell, but not something I can see myself wearing every day.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/24/2018
Wife did not like this one
I didn't mind the scent and it had nice staying power. My wife, however, hated it. She said the scent lingered in the room after I left and she had to spray something else just to get rid of it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/23/2018
love it, masculine orange smell
love it, masculine orange smell
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/22/2018
Burnt Orange
To me it just smells like a burnt orange soaked in leather
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/18/2018
Great every day scent
Probably my favorite new scent. The floral comes out at first but then the ambroxan comes through nicely along with a peppery smell. I love smelling it on myself as much as my lady loves smelling it on me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/13/2018
Long lasting
So far this has been my favorite cologne on scentbird. It last all day and smells good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/13/2018
Unique smell.
This is one of the best fragrances I have ever smelled. It’s a manly smell. Not overwhelming. Reminds me of the water on the sidewalk. Would purchase a whole bottle of this.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/12/2018
Citrusy, complex but not overwhelming.
I have never found citrusy scents appealing, I usually like spicy and sweet scents. But to its credit it comes pretty close to me enjoying it. It is actually pretty complex, lots of woody notes and it has a freshness to it as well. If you like citrus scents at all, I think you would enjoy this one quite a bit. Smells a little masculine, but not overwhelmingly so, I could definitely see women enjoying wearing this as well.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/10/2018
Unique Smelling.
It's a great go to cologne if you don't want to find yourself smelling like everyone else.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/09/2018
Best Cologne Ever!
In thirty years I've never had someone comment on my cologne. This one however every time I wear it someone says something. The scent stays with me all day unlike anything I've ever tried. Give this a try you won't regret it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/09/2018
Way too much
Ugh - just too much.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/09/2018
Fantastic!
I have worn A LOT of different fragrances in the last year and received by far the most compliments on this one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/08/2018
One of my favorites
Very distinct cologne ... one of my favorites so far
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/05/2018
Not good
Smell is strong but not attractive
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
Would buy a bottle.
At first it was overpowering, but it grew on me as I used it. I've received many compliments on this.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/03/2018
Nice, strong scent
I am not a cologne expert and can't really say what I did and didn't like in particular. I can say, however, that I enjoyed the scent, it was long-lasting, and I received several compliments about it. I liked how I could still smell it on my t-shirt the next day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/03/2018
awesome!
loved the scent and so did everyone else!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/02/2018
Smells good but more of an older woman scent
Smells great but has distinct smell that reminds me of an older woman. My wife thinks it smells masculine but I don’t think so.
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 9
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/02/2018
Smells like grandma
Did not like it at all bottle still full
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/01/2018
Pretty good
Really great smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/01/2018
Recommend
Highly recommend this cologne. I get compliments all the time on it. It's like a Pacsun, or Hollister smell
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/01/2018
WORST!!!!