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Etat Libre d`Orange
Noel au Balcon

Eau de Parfum
Average rating (117 reviews)
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Description
Noel au Balcon is like a Christmas gift for the grown and sexy. Half way between a flirtatious temptress and a dancing queen, temperature rises just by her presence. Sweet honey notes at t Read more >
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Rebottled Noel au Balcon, rebottled by Scentbird, Inc., an independent bottler from a genuine product wholly independent of Etat Libre d`Orange
Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001

Etat Libre d`Orange Noel au Balcon main notes

Honey
Cinnamon
Apricot
Paprika
Mandarin Orange
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Scent type
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Spicy
90
Personality
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Elegant
38
Occasion
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Everyday
85
Season
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Winter
90
Attributes
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Fresh
9
Complexity
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Intense
3

Etat Libre d`Orange Noel au Balcon rating and reviews

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Average rating (117 reviews)
3.7 out of 5
01/09/2018
Pleasant
every time i wear it smells something different but in the same tones. should be worn in the winter. undertones are orange, cinnamon and wood. top tones are orange and floral. great to ear for everyday or at night vey sophiscated but yet elegant. One of my favorites
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01/04/2018
Nice Gourmand
Fruity and sweet, this is apricot, cinnamon and vanilla over a woody base that keeps it from veering into cloying or foody territory..this is still very much a fragrance. Reminds me a bit of Aspen or Nest Citrine, only more fruity.
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01/03/2018
Slightly "ederly" smelling
My fiance thinks this kind of smells like an old lady perfume. I LOVE it. it's smokey it's dark it's mysterious and it's warm.
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01/03/2018
Unappealing
Sadly this scent did not work well with my chemistry. It smelled of bug spray on my skin. I?m sorry it didn?t work out for me.
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01/02/2018
Smells sorta like incense (if that's your thing!)
Upon first smell, really reminds me of nag champa/sandalwood incense. Very woodsy, not so much floral. Once the scent has had time to settle into the skin, it sort of loses that smell. Probably wont be getting again.
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12/31/2017
Love it
It's a Christmassy version of the Tilda Swinton Like This. It has many similarities. More vanilla and cinnamon but I still get this pleasant sweetness in the dry down that is almost identical. Same gourmand, homey, candle smell. No complaints, that's what I like in the cold months.
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12/06/2017
I love this - I don't normally like fragrances that are too sweet or too food-like, but this manages to strike a good balance between a spicy floriental and your average vanilla/honey gourmand. It's a teeny bit animalic on me at the end but juuuust enough. Perfect for holiday parties. Note: this smells completely different on my skin than it does sprayed onto a tester or into the air. It's much more interesting on the skin.
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12/02/2017
Not a fan of this one. As other reviewers have noted, it's not nearly as complex as the description would suggest. It mentions vanilla-tangerine and honey, but all I got was orange/citrus, and not a pleasant one at that. I thought this would be a good choice for the holidays, but this doesn't remind me of Christmas at all. An artificial orange scent, with old lady undertones, sadly. :(
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12/01/2017
Not for me. Very floral and strong, reminds me of grandma
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11/30/2017
I don?t like the smell at all... it smells like an old lady perfume
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11/29/2017
I love most of the Etat Libre D'Orange scents, but this one is waaaay too sweet and flowery for me. I couldn't wait to get it off of me. If you like floral scents, this is definitely for you.
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11/27/2017
AWESOME!
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11/19/2017
This is a very lovely sent. It?s just delicious! My only complaint is that it?s not as complex as all of the descriptions claim. When I spray it on, I smell honey. An hour or two later, it?s still just smells like honey. For a little bit I can catch some of the cinnamon and apricot, but it?s overwhelmingly honey. And I love honey, so it?s not really a bad thing. It?s a great perfume with a lovely smell. It?s just not what I expected. I will wear this all the time, though. I?m very glad I got it!
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11/18/2017
Love it! My favorite so far, really delicious
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11/15/2017
A very interesting scent but I'm not sure it's one I will re-purchase because for me the dry-down was slightly too smoky (although I am suffering with autumn allergies so my sense of smell is slightly off). Lasting power is good and I love the backstories of the scents from Etat Libre D'Orange.
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11/02/2017
Goes on like a Christmas explosion and then mellows to sensual honey. I'm buying a bottle.
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10/30/2017
This was my first fragrance from Scentbird and I was underwhelmed. I won't be wearing it as it has a rather sharp note on my skin that I definetely didn't care for. I do have to say it lasted a long time so that's a plus or minus depending on whether you like it or not.
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09/29/2017
It's a little too sweet for my liking. Smells like an older lady's scent.
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09/29/2017
I love this! I think this will be my new go to fragrance. It's not to over whelming and can be worn both day & night. Spicy but not too spicy where you want to gag :-) . I'll definitely be trying other fragrances in this line.
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09/27/2017
This is my favorite scent I've ever had the pleasure of smelling. It's perfect. 100% recommended.
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09/25/2017
I just got this today by far one of my favorites I?ve received. It?s unique and sexy . I love the smell. To me it?s not old lady like. I?m completely happy with this months perfume.
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08/02/2017
Not for me at all
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06/29/2017
Love it. Unique and sexy
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06/24/2017
This is amazing. Warm, sweet, perfect!
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06/13/2017
I absolutely loved this scent! It was so unique and rich, definitely a scent with many layers and it is on the stronger side but I prefer that quality. Also, this scent lasted all day!
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06/13/2017
I absolutely loved this scent! It was so unique and rich, definitely a scent with many layers and it is on the stronger side but I prefer that quality. Also, this scent lasted all day!
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06/10/2017
The description alone could have told me this wasn't for me. I like many ELDO fragrances, but this did nothing. Not a bad perfume, just not me. I tend to like perfumes that remind me of nature--wood, grass, flowers.
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06/10/2017
Wasn't for me
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06/06/2017
Wow, love this! Not my usual choice of scent, but wow! Addicting!
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06/03/2017
This smells very warm and sweet. I smell a slight woodsy undertone and vanilla and spice. Reminds me of Christmas somehow. Strong, but not overwhelming. My favorite one so far!
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06/02/2017
Love this concept. For the past year I've been trying new scents and this is a perfect solution. I was excited to receive my first perfume. However I don't care much for this particular scent, it's a little sour w/ a hint of hairspray smell . Better luck with the next one hopefully !
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05/14/2017
This perfume is light, spicy, and complex in a good way - like a good citrus sangria or mulled cider. The online reviews billed it as a winter fragrance, but I believe it would be appropriate year round. It lasts for about 1/2 of the day, so it is not super long lasting. I received several compliments while wearing it, and intend to buy a bottle soon.
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05/03/2017
I really enjoyed this fragrance. It's light and spicy but didn't seem to last long during wear.
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04/29/2017
This scent is warm and comforting but also rich and elegant. It's definitely one of my favorites.
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03/07/2017
I want this to be my smell now yo it's so good.
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03/06/2017
I gave this perfume to my friend. She loved it. Too spicy for me.
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03/06/2017
Best one so far!
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03/06/2017
The scent is spicy, seductive and intoxicating. Every time I wear it I get tons of compliments. Happy I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried this scent.
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03/05/2017
This is my new favorite scent!
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03/04/2017
I liked this perfume. It wasn't to spicy, heavy or over powering. It didn't wow me though.
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03/03/2017
absolutely loved this one! It is a powerful one, so you don't need much. It lasts a long time and the notes dissipate nicely. I would buy a regular sized one for sure!
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02/27/2017
This scent smells strongly of spiced cider and is slightly overwhelming when first sprayed.
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02/27/2017
Loved this scent. Its def unique and vibrant.
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02/27/2017
this is one of my favorites I've gotten from Scentbird thus far. It is has hints of citrus but a nice woody base that lingers. Lasts all day, and is prefect for daily wear as it's not too overpowering. If you like woody scents give this a try.
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02/04/2017
This was my favorite that I've received so far. Not too citrusy or cinnamon scented, it's a nice mix of both. Great for everyday wear. This is the first one where I'm considering purchasing the full bottle.
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02/04/2017
My all time favorite. Smells beautiful on & not overpowering. Must try ;)
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02/02/2017
This scent is absolutely intoxicating! It's somehow simultaneously sweet, spicy, fruity, and woody--in perfect balance. The words I would use to describe it are warm, inviting, and comforting. It's perfect for winter.
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02/01/2017
Pretty but I don't know that I want to wear it... Too girly
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01/31/2017
Noel au Balcon is a beautiful example of sugar and spice in perfect harmony. It's warm and inviting yet not overbearing, sweet and rich yet not at all cloying. I'd normally consider the notes as those of an undeniably winter frag but Balcon manages to shine in any temp. Definitely a sophisticated and multifaceted keeper.
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01/29/2017
I like it but not on me
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01/27/2017
Really not a fan of this, it reminds me of an aggressive air freshener.
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01/16/2017
Smells like a citrus air freshener used in a hotel bathroom.
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01/05/2017
cheap smelling
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01/03/2017
Initially this smells nice and spicy with a citrus kick. However, after being on my skin for a while it smells more like an old lady scent. It's not bad, just not for me. It isn't overpowering and does last. I don't need a reapplication but I think for those of you who choose to do so it won't overwhelm you with fragrance.
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01/03/2017
Not as intense or interesting as I was hoping for, but still nice and pleasant. Not nearly as festive as I was expecting.
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01/03/2017
A lovely spicy orange scent. Smells like the holidays!
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01/01/2017
Love!
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12/31/2016
I love this scent. It's spicy and interesting. Not a sweet smell. One of my new go to favorites.
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12/31/2016
This is a nice perfume for the winter holidays, a little sweet for me, but I enjoyed being able to try it. I would love to see more Etat Libre D'Orange offerings here at Scentbird.
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12/30/2016
last a long time. It wasn't my favorite at first but it really grows on you
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12/13/2016
Wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but this is only perfume that caused me to involuntarily exclaim "Holy s**t!" (in a good way) when spraying on the first time. This is a strong, warm, somewhat sweet, sexy scent that doesn't smell like something a teenager or cheap stripper would automatically gravitate to. Definitely a unique scent! Strong when first sprayed on with good sillage. Fades down over time, as would be expected, but can still catch a whiff of it fairly late in the day. My new signature scent!
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12/11/2016
Love this. I'm going to get a second month of this for my winter perfume. This scent is sweet and warm but different.
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12/06/2016
I like it
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12/05/2016
This is a very sweet, spicy, rich and warm fragrance. Silage is quite strong, and it lasts about 2-3 hours on skin and up to 12 hours on clothes. It does not live up to its tawdry description however, as it is a perfectly ladylike Oriental scent. Definitely a Fall/Winter fragrance; it would overpower in warmer months.
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12/05/2016
Excellent! Sweet smell. My wife loves it. It's definitely a feminine scent.
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12/03/2016
My new favorite! I get compliments every time I wear it, which is now every day!
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12/02/2016
I love it, it's a perfect smell for work.
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12/02/2016
I really love this scent for day wear. It's zesty, but with some spice too. It is not overbearing, although it goes on strong. It quickly settles down, though to a superbly wearable scent.
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12/02/2016
Nice and sweet (but not too sweet). It doesn't last very long though.
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12/01/2016
Blech, blech, blech - This smelled like an old lady who put on every perfume she ever owned, then went out to a rad dance party, sweated a whole bundle doing the jig with her dance partner, then forgot to take a bath when she got home, then went to sleep, and woke up the next morning laced in gin and perfume. No thank you. No thank you. No thank you.
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11/24/2016
From most of the reviews, you'd think that ELDO was the world's next Femme, or at least a sexed-up Ambre Narguile or Nuit de Noel. But what I mostly get is Angel, if not in notes, then in spirit. Not that that's a bad thing, really, but what my nose interprets is far removed from the hyperbolic promises of extreme naughtiness that so many reviewers have breathlessly lavished on this concoction. I appreciate the initial blast of cinnamon, but it fights with the orange note in a way that doesn't read as mulled spiced wine so much as mall store candle. So, yeah, if X-rated by today's contemporary standards means a bit of musk and some spices, hey, taste is subjective, so who am I to judge? I'll just stick to the classics like Shalimar et al, if I want some true-blue skank.
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11/22/2016
I was not a fan of this one. I tried it a couple of times and the smell was almost making me nauseous. I agree with the other reviewer that said the first spray is brash and smells like a Yankee candle. When it settles it reminds me of orange cleaner and has a chemical smell. I normally love all the scents it's comprised of, but something about this doesn't work for me. This is the first scent I dislike enough not to use and will be giving it away.
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11/08/2016
I love other Etat Libre D' Orange perfumes. However, on my skin this perfume reminded me of bug repellent spray. Sadly not one I cared for.
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11/07/2016
I absolutely love this fragrance. It took me from work, to an evening event that lasted all night! I had many compliments on it too! Thank you Scentbird!
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11/02/2016
I love this scent. It is warm, inviting, and sexy. This is a great fragrance for the Fall weather.
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10/29/2016
I had a love hate relationship with this perfume. It's strong and lasts all day however, it smells more like a room spray than a perfume. Definitely a spicy "fall" scent.
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10/25/2016
This took several days of wear for me to begin to enjoy the scent. It's bawdy, warm, fruity and good-humored. For me, Noel au Balcon shifts from an animalic note, evocative of used panties from a vending machine into the strange scent of licking the glue strip on a cellophane-windowed envelope at the post office. Spice and fruit notes drift in and out. To my nose, too scandalous for workplace wear but perfect for holiday parties or spritzing on a cold day when I'm struggling to keep my feet warm and I need a warm scent to psyche my body into shaking the chill. Can't imagine buying this again, but Noel au Balcon's mischievous nature will add excitement to the holiday season.
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