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Description
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>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 the start lie on a vanilla-tangerine accord and the slightly musky, solar accord of the base tells the radiant warmness of her skin under her laughing throat. In the heart, red pepper mingles with nigella in a detonating cocktail of scents. Hot red lips adorn a lavishly extraverted smile. Breathtaking!
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Etat Libre d`Orange Noel au Balcon main notes

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Scent type
Spicy
83
Personality
Elegant
33
Occasion
Everyday
60
Season
Winter
71
Attributes
Warm
45
Complexity
Refined
61

Etat Libre d`Orange Noel au Balcon rating and reviews

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3.6 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/15/2020
Strong at first but settled into a lush scent
This makes me want to snuggle up in a cozy blanket. I wasn’t sure about this scent until I wore it for a few hours. It blends with my body chemistry beautifully and turns into a barely there musk with a spicy powder finish.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/09/2020
I love smelling expensive 🤓
I have tried other fragrances from this brand but this one is the best !!! Expensive , classic , intriguing. Makes you want to keep the scent on you day and night .
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/06/2020
Not my favorite scent
Had an undertone scent i didnt care for. Just not for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/06/2020
Love it!
Smells like fall/ winter
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/04/2020
Noel Au Balcon
Intrigued by the name and the bad-boy reputation of Etat Libre d'Orange, I took a chance and purchased a small ampule, hoping as always, for the best. It was absolute love at first sniff! There is something so provocatively different from the homogenized world of perfume we encounter daily. Something so wistful and strange, yet familiarly comforting and joyous. The balance of the ingredients creates this longing, and obsession of the nose to return, and attempt at recapturing the enchantment. Yes, honey and apricot open, strongly forward, but not in a way that is predominantly spicy, or sweet. Case in point, it is not predominately anything. Clover, caraway and cardamon brighten the jammy notes and freshen the experience entire. Cinnamon and vanilla are palpable, but not oppressing or vulgar; just content at softening green notes and carrying the components further into the dry-down. Orange, paprika and earthier scents ground the perfume and open olfactory channels. So the scent seems to linger and breath like an organic, evolving being. My only complaint is the price, but given the symphony of structure and harmony of chords, I hardly begrudge the purchase.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/27/2020
Not what I was expecting
Don't really know what I was expecting to get with this one but I was pleasantly surprised. It does not smell like I thought it would. It's spicier then I thought it would be but I like it.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/25/2020
not what expected
Thought it would be fruitier.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/18/2020
Interesting & Delicious
This fragrance is complex. It’s gorgeous. It smells delicious. It reminded me, a bit, of high end cigar shop. Really interesting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/16/2020
One of my favorites
I love patchouli! I try all fragrances I can find with it in the formula. This is one of my favorites.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/13/2020
I'm in love with this perfume company.
This perfume is just the right balance of spicy and sweet. I like my scents a little stronger but im still pleased with it as it lasts most of the day. Two thumbs up!!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/13/2020
Noped that right away
I’m super confused, the description sounded right up my alley, but I smell like straight up honeysuckle and something floral like violets maybe. I’m getting zero Spiciness, for sure gotta give this one away.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/11/2020
Complex
I could smell different undertones at different times. Really like this scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/11/2020
Daily
I really enjoyed this scent and would consider it a good daily scent for myself.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/10/2020
This is a great winter scent. Love it!
Can smell the honey and citrus. Wonderful scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/07/2020
definitely seasonal
I actually love it, but it's a bit overwhelming for me to wear right now. When the temperature drops I plan to try again. I like the warm, honeyed spiciness, but I don't recommend wearing it in the heat during quarantine. It is a seasonal scent – not in a casual "pumpkin spice latte" way, but more elegant, like going on an opera date at Christmas. On me, this was a bit strong – I recommend going light because the musky notes linger.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/07/2020
Okay
Not my favorite, not the worst.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/06/2020
Yuck
I agree with previous reviewers. This is STRONG and best saved for when you reach approximately 70 years of age and are retired; so that no one else has to smell it at work. It’s disgusting.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/06/2020
Orange blossom forward
This is very strong orange blossoms and honey. Its pretty, lasts ages in a skin-scent form and is easy to wear. Downsides for me is that its very sweet and I'm not crazy about orange blossom. I was hoping for more of the other notes to come forward. But they never did. Orange blossom honey.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/06/2020
Honey Drenched, Spicy Fruit
This fragrance smells EXACTLY as advertised. I'm typically not into fruity smells as I find they end up too boozy with my body chemistry. However, the addition of honey and spice round this scent out to be extremely accessible. Smells like fall, for sure!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/03/2020
cinammon and pepper
Too strong, can't smell the citrus at all. just cinammon and paprika, like a Christmas potpourri sac.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/03/2020
Fall in a bottle
Warm, spicy, powdery and sweet but not in a sickening/cheap smelling way. I never go for sweet perfumes but this one is fantastic. It's not overpowering at all, and reminds me of how a craft store or a bath and body works smells during October/fall months, but a very sophisticated perfume version. Best way I can describe.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/02/2020
This is a celebration in a bottle
This is like a cold weather scent. It's sexy it's mysterious it's a party. I absolutely love it.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/01/2020
Dident smell like description
Not citrusy at all wont buy again.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/30/2020
Orange Noel au Balcon
This fragrance is wounderful, I wish it stayed with me longer, this is ine that I'll buy, its beautiful!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/28/2020
Ancient baby
I never knew it was possible to smell like both a freshly powdered baby and a filthy rich 95 year old woman at the same time. I don’t think the smell is terrible. But it’s definitely not for me. Very powdery. I could smell myself all day but when I asked my friends their opinion on the scent they said they couldn’t smell it. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/27/2020
Just perfect!
My new favorite!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/24/2020
I like it
Strange, but good. Really can’t say what it smells like... chill.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/23/2020
Get it
Simply Amazing
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/23/2020
Scent too strong
Not what i expected. Sprayed very little on one wrist and got immediate headache.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/18/2020
Love it but a lil weak
Love the scent! Wish it was longer lasting.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/15/2020
Yummy, spicy fall/winter season scent
ELdO are known for having more adventurous perfume names, but most are really crowd pleasers. I think this one will be. The other good thing is they have sillage and lasting power of an '80s perfume.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/13/2020
A bit too strong
I usually love these types of fragrances but this one kind of smelled a bit bug spray like.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/02/2020
Love this citrus scent
Love the perfume notes in this fragrance it exceeded all my expectations
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2020
Spicy and citrusy, long-lasting
My favorite!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/31/2020
Scent is good
It smelled exactly as imagined
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/18/2020
Red hot candy balls?
I had to reread the description...yeah a cinnamon spicy orange vanilla...a little too crisp for my preferences..maybe I will try layering in on vanilla lotion? Or coconut or Brazilian Bum Bum...to make in sweeter, more mellow...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/30/2020
Gorgeous!
LOVE this scent. Any time I wear this I end up smelling my wrists all day - its just delicious. It's sweet, but not overly, warm and summery and a bit floral (definitely not Christmas-y! I don't get the spice notes personally, just the warmth) but not in an in-your-face tropical/floral kind of way like a lot of summer scents can be. Feels like a scent for a woman in her 30s - grown up and unique and not at all old lady-ish.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/30/2020
Love it
Love it
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/28/2020
yuukkk 100% 👎 if you are under 65years of age...you will NOT like this perfume, TRUST me!!! complete great-great grandmother-y scent. ( love u Gram-Gram) don't even bother
just don't waste your monthly choice on this scent..you'll regret it and it waste your money 💸
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/28/2020
Love it
The description matched the smell very well. It seems to last the bulk of the day and isn't too overpowering.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/27/2020
love it!! want to get full bottle to my collection
It is little strong first, but not long, and then it turns to so delicious and sweet fragrance. Not sugar sweet, just something fruity.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/22/2020
is okay
is okay i guess... not really a big fan of my choices for July hope I do good for my August!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/13/2020
Fruits & Honey
This scent is delightful. Juicy fruits with added sweetness and warmth from the honey, I’m really enjoying it. As it dries down the fruits move to the background and the orange blossom comes through beautifully. I would wear this in the Spring/Summer. Would recommend if you’re looking for an easy-wear fragrance that doesn’t smell like every other sweet floral in stores. This one is unique and I plan on purchasing a full bottle.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/05/2020
Just not for me
There is nothing wrong with it I just wasn't a fan
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/03/2020
Ultimately Not Worth It
The opening either smelled like nothing or sometimes a bit rank. The dry down was actually quite pleasant, spicy and cinnamony, but I don’t think it’s worth it just for the dry down.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/29/2020
I just could wear, too strong for me.
I can’t handle scents too strong, it was a little overpowering for my taste.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/19/2020
Loved it
I absolutely loved this perfume. My only complaint is that it is not long lasting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/19/2020
Mmm, Honey
Smells like fresh honey & springtime. My boyfriend loved this on me, even though it's different from the usual vanilla-y scents he loves. It still has the sweetness I love in a scent, but has such a brightness & uniqueness to it!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/18/2020
Couldn’t decide how I felt
I think I liked the idea of this scent better than how it smelled in my skin. Maybe great for someone else?
Karina
07/07/2020
Very posotive. Helps other customers, like myself, we need more comments like yours. Thank you
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/09/2020
Nice and fresh
I was surprised how much I liked this sent. Very fresh, crisp and long lasting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/09/2020
Warm & Spicy
I love how spicy this scent is. It's a winter fragrance, too warm for hot weather. Perfect for holidays! It's spicy without smelling like baked goods.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/08/2020
Great scent just not my perfect one
Lovely smell a little too 70s and spicy for me
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/29/2020
Not a wintery scent
For me this perfume does not smell Christmasy - in fact, it's name is misleading. I would say it is a spring scent of white flowers. Surprisingly, it lasts long on me and fades away gradually. I would buy a full bottle.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/21/2020
Okay
Muskier and more floral than expected.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/20/2020
Just my thoughts
Not a fan of this one
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/20/2020
A nice warm scent
Very pretty! A little strong on the patchouli, but I enjoyed this one overall!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/19/2020
Sexy, sweet and a little spicy
Sweet oranges and honey with a little spice. A beautiful feminine scent that is a bit more mature than I would normally choose. It lasts all day but wasn't too overpowering.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/12/2020
Fresh, sweet, if you love a good honey scent, this is for you!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/08/2020
Great for winter holidays. Seat with hot cocoa next to fireplace listening jazz and smelling divine
Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, slightly musky. Great one!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/23/2020
I love this one
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/20/2020
does not last
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/18/2020
loved this scent for winter holiday season! memories of oranges and cloves. would give 5 stars but poor staying power
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/17/2020
A little sweet for my everyday taste, but very good for the holidays.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/16/2020
Mature Scent
This scent was pleasant but more "mature" then I expected. It is reminiscent of an older lady in church. It was too strong overall so I was not a fan.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/14/2020
Not my personal style, but it definitely lasts and is noticeable
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/31/2020
I smell the honey note strongly. It is dominant on first spray and dry down. I could not smell any other notes so if you enjoy honey on your biscuit, try this.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/30/2020
A very nice scent, but a little too feminine for me. Don't worry, I have someone to gift it to.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/26/2020
Smells like church incense.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/26/2020
A tad unisex, but love the spicy, woodsy notes! Pretty long lasting, too!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/24/2020
not crazy about it
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/18/2020
Patchouli
Why patchouli isn’t listed as a main note in this fragrance, I don’t know. It smells like... patchouli. I can’t wait to wash it off of my body and throw the bottle in the trash can. Very disappointing.
Roselyne
10/13/2020
Girl dont throw it away, send it to me!!!
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/20/2020
Loved it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/18/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Loveeeee the Spice
This has been one of my favorite fragrances. I love the spicy notes.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/17/2020
too musty old lady smelling
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/04/2020
It’s too strong of patchouli.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/31/2020
Beautiful intense scent that lasted for 6 hours...Gorgeous.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/24/2020
Love the way it smells,doesnt last long and not strong enough
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/20/2020
Hidden Patchouli
My first spray and I was accosted by unlisted/unmentioned patchouli! I strongly dislike patchouli as much as it dislikes me. After an hour I get tangerine and the faintest hint of honey and vanilla. No cinnamon, no paprika, no apricot. This smells nothing like any of the listed notes.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/05/2020
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Oily
Not For Me
I really wanted to like this perfume, but it just didn't smell the way I expected at all, at least on me. I was hoping for a warm spicy-sweet scent but on me all I can smell is the honey note with a bit of powdery white floral on the back end. I couldn't smell the cinnamon or paprika at all, the honey is pretty over powering. If you've smelled The Body Shops Honey line and like that but want a stronger fragrance, this would be perfect for you. It's not a bad scent, just not for me.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/01/2020
Not what i was expecting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/30/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Sensitive
Smooth orange spice
My first fragrance by this house and I'm in love!! Brightened up a cool winter day with the orange, and while it's spicy, it's not thick, heavy, cloying. Or even cozy and warm! (although the die down does start to go there) . It's more...refreshing. This lovely citrus spice mix that makes me smile. I feel alert and ready to start my day with this scent. It's not a loud, bold, in your face so wake the hell up kind of invigorating. It's mellow. And it's my new favorite winter scent. Thanks Scentbird!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/17/2019
Christmas in a bottle
There is something about this perfume that reminds me of Christmas when I was a child. it is lovely and makes me feel warm and comforted like a hug from a loved one.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/16/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Warm holiday scent
As winter scents go, I find this one quite pleasing, especially on cold days. It has a warmth to it that keeps it from smelling too sweet. I find it a little heavy for daytime, but I do enjoy it in the late afternoon or evening. A nice go-to scent for a holiday gathering or for reminiscing about holidays past.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/15/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Smells nice just not for me
It smells more mature than I like. It smells good. I like smelling it I just wouldn't wear it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
Beautiful in Cool Weather
Has a really pretty mix of white florals and sweet gourmand mix of fruit, spice, and honey. I absolutely did not like it when it was warmer, but is kind of addicting in December weather.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/17/2019
Age:
65 or over
Skin type:
Dry
Dries down to a wonderful scent!
I wasn't sure I liked it when I spritzed it on- really sweet, but with a tang of apricot behind it- but after the dry down it was marvelous! I can definitely smell the honey, apricot, and orange blossom, and the ghost of patchouli and cinnamon, and it blends into a soft, delicious scent that has me sniffing my wrists to get more of it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/04/2019
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Combination
Lasting scent
At first, the smell is a bit strong and cologne like but it dries down to a more sweet and complex scent that lasts a long time on me. I definitely smell the honey. It is a warm, cozy scent perfect for fall and winter. Love it!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/23/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Sensitive
Christmas in the tropics
This frag lives up to exactly what it promises, playful naughtiness and all. Smelling of spiced stewed fruits, it’s such an odd perfume that it actually puzzled my spouse as to what it was supposed to “be” until I described it as ‘Christmas in Hawaii’. True, you can smell the tropics behind the spice.I loved all of the notes on paper, but for one reason or another I wasn’t overly fond of the fragrance. I guess I’m not a fan of stewed fruit. Since that really is what this smells like, If you’re excited by the idea—or if you're looking for a tropical scent with a Christmassy kick—I would still recommend this scent as a good one.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/17/2019
Use sparingly
Nice but strong fragrance. The citrus and patchouli are very prominent. This should be worn lightly and given time to air out before trying to judge the scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/09/2019
Not my favorite
Another scent that I don’t love, but don’t hate. The floral seems to take over (at least for me), and I expected much more of a warm, spicy scent, so was disappointed.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/05/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Sensitive
Very strong
I don't hate the perfume. It is just very very strong, so apply with caution!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/19/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Normal
Hated it
Very strong. The Patchouli is over powering-i am not a pachouli fan- and the orange is more of a strong rine smell than actual orange. I wish there was a way to return this. Also, husband hated it. Hope I get something better next time.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/28/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Sensitive
Amazing perfume
This is a new favorite for me. It is a gorgeously warm and spicy perfume. If you love vanilla and citrus scents, you must try this one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/03/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Smells like honey
Absolutely love this!!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/03/2019
Doesn't last
Smells really good, however I have to reapply many times throughout the day. Not a good value. I would have bought a full size bottle if it was not for this factor.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/02/2019
Age:
25 to 34
First try was a thumbs down.
No where on these scent notes does it include patchouli, however, it is one of the first things listed when the perfume arrived. I enjoy the cinnamon and orange notes in this, but it is not a scent I would ever wear. Just... ick.
Mich
08/19/2019
Totally agree.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/31/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Dry
Not for me
The Patchouli is too strong for for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/03/2019
Spicy, sweet and delicious.
At first, I thought this was a little heavy & mature smelling. By midday, I decided this sweet & spicy scent was like a delicious hug - I have gotten so many compliments on this one and it's on my list for a full bottle purchase. It's more of a wintery scent, so I'll hold off at least until Fall, but it's definitely going in my rotation. My favorite ELDO scent now.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Love
This is definitely one of my favorites!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
Worth a try
It smells really nice. Spicy and warm..almost unisex but pretty sweet. Def. had a shape shifting character. This is definitely a fall time /winter scent burn honestly could see myself throwing a little on during a summer night
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/23/2019
Gross Patchouli
I read the description and notes they presented but they failed to mention the awful patchouli. That's one smell I cannot take.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/09/2019
Sweet and inviting
I’m incredibly happy that I purchased this one! It smells amazing. Perfect for winter months-it’s sweet and inviting, but not sticky sweet at all because of a bit of spice. It does smell a bit like the holidays. I get asked what I’m wearing all the time-if you’re on the fence, go for it with this one. It is so good!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
Love!
This is a beautiful scent only wish it lasted longer
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/30/2018
Interesting scent
This is a very original scent. People kept asking me what it was. Light enough to wear to work and I'm in the medical field.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/17/2018
Fine
This is more floral than I expected. It's not a bad smell but not what I expected from the scent notes.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/13/2018
A classic oriental
First blast is a big indolic jasmine, which soon mellows out to a lovely spiced honey. The jasmine is present but not overpowering, and this is overall a very classic oriental, old-school but not outdated. Lasts a long time with good projection.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/05/2018
Mmm smells good!
This is a really good warm floral scent. Smell so good (but have to reapply through out the day)