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DescriptionAlternative 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>"You or Someone Like You is the collaboration between noted perfumery author Chandler Burr and the perfume house of Etat Libre D’Orange. Its name is also the title of Chandler Burr’s new novel, about a transplanted Englishwoman married to a Hollywood producer, and her life high up in the hills of La-La Land. It’s a scent created for a fictitious woman, and for all women with a secret side. Bright, cool green notes blend with a jasmine-infused heart for a scent both familiar and foreign. YOSLY is a scent for your most private side, and worn by the You that only you know. "
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Etat Libre d`Orange You Or Someone Like You rating and reviews
Average rating (87 reviews)
3.3 out of 5
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
the first spritz was a heavenly grassy scent, which swiftly devolved into cardboard. really unfortunate that it doesn't work on my skin.
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Mojitos in an English Rose Garden
This is a very unique scent. I'm impressed by it's originality; the mint and cactus make it fresh and modern while the rose contradicts as poetic and old-fashioned. It's very interesting. However, I wish it had more greenery to it and the rose was sub-note instead of the leading fragrance note.
Simple, Light, Elegant
Loved this scent. It is a mix purely of mint, rose, herbs and is perfect for spring and summer. If you are a fan of mint, this cologne is for you. It is so subtle and vibrant, and perfectly light for a warm day.
I was impressed with this scent. not an everyday but a weekend scent for sure
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Oily
I didn't like the way it smelled on me.
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Smells like Mojito
Smells like you spilled mojito on yourself. Almost like dried mint leaves? It's not my favorite, but not a bad scent. I spray it on clean sheets and pillows.
Age: 45 to 54
Mint and citrus. Like a great cocktail you can wear
Loved the androgyny of it!
I really loved the different scents. I also got a lot of complements on this.
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
Fresh and Clean
I really liked this perfume, it smells fresh and clean and I love the mint mixed with roses smell. It is perfect for spring.
Seriously smells like a terrible sweaty body odor
This fragrance was not represented well in its description. It smells like a sweaty underarm. Waste of a months fragrance! There is no way this is a top seller!!! I had to at least give it one star to post a review.
I absolutely did not like this smell at all!
Minty Fresh-Cut Grass
On my skin, it smelled like I pulled a mint leaf from a plant and rubbed it on my skin then rolled around in fresh-cut grass. I love mint and fresh-cut grass, but I don't necessarily want to smell like that. I got zero floral notes. It did feel very unisex and neither masculine nor feminine.
Didn’t really like it
No a hugeeeee fan
Good, but not amazing.
I did like the scent overall, but it’s not something I would like daily.
I like it
Smells really good....scent doesn't stay with you
True to Description
It is a nice smell, heavy on the mint. Definitely to be used in moderation. Not my typical scent profile
Not for me.
Tried this because a YouTuber recommended it and spoke highly of it. I thought it was terrible. A hint of rose, but honestly smelled like body odor or armpit.
Not a big fan of flower smelling perfumes. This one is way to strong for me.
I thought I accidentally ordered some for my wife.
Smells different on male and female
When we first received this perfume, my husband didn't want to try it. He thought it smelled feminine. I thought it smelled very fresh, just out of the shower smell. I convinced him to try it. We had our daughter smell it on both of our arms. She agreed it smelled different on each of us!
Smells Like Grandmother
Smells like something my grandmother would wear.
It was OK..
Wasn't a fan, it didn't smell bad, but sort of a mix of some rose, light peppery smell with a baby powder finish. Just didn't care for on myself personally.
Strong, but lovely
I love this scent. It is strong so I don’t use much and it lasts on me most of the day. Smells floral like roses but also with a hint of mint and citrus. Very refreshing and could work in any season.
Clean and Refreshing
This is an excellent casual cologne with a clean finish.
Like the other reviews said it's definitely on the feminine side of gender neutral, but I don't even think I'd like the smell on a girl. Not good in my opinion
This smells like a womans rose scented perfume. It does "wear" off a little after a bit and begins to have a more masculine smell, but still smells very feminine. I admit, I do kind of like it, but it's still kind of strange for a man.
It's just okay. Like many other reviews mentioned the scent is very strong. I received my package leaking and halfway gone as the top of my Scentbird spray was not screwed on tightly, so that could also lend to the extremely strong smell. Glad I don't care too much for the fragrance or I would be livid.
This scent was...
Interesting. I didn't really love it. I was hoping for more citrus/mint, but the rose overpowering. All the notes were competing with each other, so it was hard to categorize. I gave it to my mom (smells really mature).
Strong, different, soothing. Came in leaking from bottle so it was over whelming
I did not like the scent at all. Too many woodsy scents mixed together.
Loved it. Where can I buy it?
VERY strong rose note, and the only other thing I can make out is a vague difference to the rose. Can’t tell what it actually is. Then the sneezing started. Even washed off I can still smell it, so longevity isn’t terrible.
Interesting, but maybe not for me
I have mixed feelings about this one. The initial spray was very refreshing and herbal, in the most pleasent way. However, it seemed as soon as I got a whiff of mint and green it was gone. This one quickly turned into a floral musky scent on my skin. The dry down is not unpleasant, but I was a little disappointed on how this one worked with my body chemistry. Great for Spring. Also, a wonderful introduction to mint.
You or Someone Like You
This was disappointing. Smells like B.O. right away and drys far too spicy. Not for me.
Not my usual. But I decided to try something new and I love It.
I didn't mind it, but it didn't smell natural, just kinda like pleasant smelling chemicals.
Nice mojito vibe
I get a mojito vibe from it. It does lean towards the feminine side but a confident man can definitely pull this one off. It shines in the summer heat. Lovely scent to add to the collection. A must try if your into cocktails smelling fragrances.
Wonderful spring or summer scent
This is a great green scent for warm weather. It leans slightly towards woman but a man can pull it off no problem. I get a lot of fresh mint and rose. Its something that is refreshing and clean. I would wear it casually or in an office setting. Projection is decent but not amazing. I get a good 6 or 7 hours on my skin, its not bad for a fresher fragrance.Overall I would recommend it to people who want something different for casual situations that live in warmer climates.
Simple and Sweet
Everything I have ever gotten from Etat Libre d'Orange has been fantastic and this one fits right into that category. The scent notes are simplistic and you can smell each one from the first spray: mint, rose, and herbs. That's it. Parts of this scent remind me of a delicious mint julep or a mojito; other parts of it remind me of a big bouquet of roses. Some other fruity notes come through, like orange and citrus fruits, although these scents are not within the official profile. I agree with other users that this one may be classified as unisex, but it leans toward feminine. But dudes, get in touch with your feminine side. No one needs to smell like leather and suede and oud and musk all the time.
SO MUCH ORANGE!
I guess i didn't pay much attention to the reviews on this one but man does it smell like some burnt oranges. My wife says she likes it alright but apparently cologne really doesn't do it for her, she'd rather me fold clothes or do laundry.
Definitely Not Unisex!
This is definitely a woman's fragrance not unisex. Everyone that smelled it said same thing, it distinctly smells like you just walked into a florist or funeral parlor.
I really like this bright fresh scent. It's minty and kind of wakes you up. It drys down to a light fresh almost floral scent.
This is a heavy orange scent, not as refreshing as I normally like my perfume to smell but it definitely is long lasting as I smelled it on me for hours after I first sprayed it. If you want a thicker orange scent this is the way to go, but if you are more into light/floral not so much.
Fresh and clean
Mint and wet leaves. It's not bad, I'll probably wear it to work. I could do with a lot more rose or musk.
Not bad for a freshie
I ordered this based on a review I read. I love the uniqueness of this fragrance house which is why I thought I'd give it a go.Although I'm not as thrilled as the reviewer, I'm glad I tried it. I do not like soapy fresh scents, but I enjoy the mint in this one. It's very refreshing during the dead of summer heat. The staying power in the best but about average (maybe 4-5hrs). The first time I wore it a received a compliment on it as soon as I arrived at work(that never happens in my office).
Great clean, classic, everyday scent
Strong but not-too, fresh, and lingers on the skin for hours.
Little too old lady musk for me.
Not a fan.
I did not consider the scent too strong and it did not last very long on me, nothing seems to, although generally it would be the scents you don't like that do! haha! There are definite citrus notes, but not in a refreshing way and there is a grandmotherly quality to this scent that I can't quite pinpoint. Unfortunately, this was my very first order...I do tend to prefer woodsier scents and grabbed this based on popularity, and I don't generally find citrus offensive, but did in this case.
Very strong fragrance
As a previous user described, this is a very strong fragrance and it will envelope your senses but not in a good way. The scent gave me a headache soon after I put it on and I can't wait to get home to shower so I can rid myself of this scent and hopefully wash away the throbbing at my temples. I do not recommend this to anyone, it is an overpowering fragrance that is headache inducing.
This has been my favorite scent so far
I used to be in love with Paco Raban's Million, but this one is even better. To me it has a rose water scent. But, it's definitely citrusy and bright and fresh.
no, no, no - smelled like a grandmothers kitchen, maybe?
I, nor anyone that smelled this, liked it. It was WAY more heavy on the "I am going to cook with this" than the "I am going to walk around and smell pretty". It gave others an instant headache. I did not like this at all. The mint and herb way over powered the rose.
Perfect for the prefect occasion
This cologne has a very refreshing citrus scent, with a mint after-tone. Perfect for a spring/summer afternoon.
Love love love this
Great fresh clean smell I use it for my daily go it
Fresh & Edgy
Search online for the story behind the fragrance, it describes its character well. Fresh, clean, yes some mint, but with an industrial/metallic edge which makes it more modern and cool rather than your basic green scent.
Her done found a new favorite! 👐🏾💞👃💞💫
I smell like I been dipped in soap (not Dove tho, the expensive kind that Beyonce uses lol) And then drowned in a mojito (which is not a bad way to Go) First the Mint ..then freshness!
So fresh and so clean!
I've been dying to try this after seeing it everywhere round the internet and I am not disappointed. As others have said, very minty and herbal on first spray, but dries down to a light floral that isn't overpowering and smells very unique to me. Love this one!
I just got this fragrance today and I LOVE IT. You can smell the mint immediately. It’s not just mint... but like mint on beautiful delicious steroids. It’s heavenly and the rose combination is perfect. It lasts a while on skin and is an amazing everyday scent. Give it a try!
Great summer scent
This fragrance is light and easy to wear. Perfect for summer.
Very nice and different
This scent opens up really nice with a citrus scent of bergamot, orange and sage then dries down to unique floral scent. Great summer scent for hanging out. Definitely not a masculine scent for a date or business. I would buy again
floral feminine scent
described as unisex, more of a feminine scent
Not for me
Too floraly for my taste. My my friend at work loves it so she's wearing it now.
Immediately fell in love. Very light yet powerful scent
Great staying power, which is awesome since I love this scent.! Citrus, crisp, and bright. I've been wearing it almost every day
Like this scent for everyday wear.
not for me
Way to citrusy for my tastes not for me
I've been trying all of ELDOs fragrances and this is the worst so far. The unisex aspect isn't a good one. The blend is too much like cleaner or something. Nothing catchy.
Not a fan
It smells a cross between cactus and dirty socks... was not a fan. The smell was too strong and it’s hard to get rid of. Forgot to queue a perfume and got this perfume of the month. Learned my lesson.
I like it a lot. It's bright and super floral/citrus when it first goes on, then mellows into a fresh and natural tone. I only ever use one squirt spread across both wrists and a dab on the neck, for any perfume, out of preference. I still get some subtle vanilla notes at the end of the day. It's winter now, and I like it because it's a refreshing change, but I imagine it'll be nice in spring as well.
Gave me a headache
I can't describe the scent in this one...but the rose is not one. This is a heavy perfume and it lingers. I tried everything to diminish the smell as it was so strong and made my head hurt.
Fresh and Clean
I'm a big fan of any sort of clean scents for everyday use. This one could almost be a date night scent.
I wanted to love...
I wanted to love this fragrance...a little too citrusy and bitter for me.
Fresh out of the shower... that favorite body wash. It's clean warm n fresh with just the slightest minty green. Wore it out the day it came in the mail... nothing but compliments.
My favorite perfume! I will always wear this! Great for everyday. Constant compliments from everyone I am around.
Smelled like bug spray. This is the first perfume that I did not like.
Wanted to love it but it smelled musky on me.
Opens with invigorating mint and smells fresh in a nice, breezy way. No cleaner or toothpaste here, just a clean, green summer scent that brings to mind drinking mojitos under swaying palm trees. I can smell a bit of grass in there too, but it's not too strong. Love this for summer!
More of a feminine scent. Smells great on my girlfriend.
A spicy clean scent not sweet. Definitely has some nature vibes like if you walk out into the woods after it rains.
The best way I can describe this scent is minty and green. It's like refreshing grass. It's very unique. I don't feel it's overpowering at all. There's just a hint lingering of the rose, grapefruit and cassis. It's stays close to the skin and I feel it needs reapplying after about 4 hours to stay fresh. I'm really glad I got this.I think it's going to be a great summer perfume.
I love love love this for the spring and summer! The mint is fantastic <3. Very light and refreshing. It leaves you wondering what is in it with every sniff. I get a ton of compliments with this one and will definitely be adding a full bottle to my collection soon!
My bottle is defective and doesn't function properly, however, the scent is absolutely wonderful. This is the first fragrance I have received in all these many months that I have loved. It's great for summer because of the mint. It's just so fresh and clean. It reminds me of Dirty Springwash Shower Gel by Lush.
The cactus scent is the most striking thing about this perfume at first. It's very interesting! Eventually it fades to a fresh greenish scent. It lives very close to the skin, not overwhelming at all. It will likely need reapplication after a few hours. I love how it smells very fresh but not like synthetic "aqua" scent.
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