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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>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 rating and reviews
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3.6 out of 5
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.
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 💸
The description matched the smell very well. It seems to last the bulk of the day and isn't too overpowering.
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.
is okay i guess... not really a big fan of my choices for July hope I do good for my August!
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.
Just not for me
There is nothing wrong with it I just wasn't a fan
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.
I just could wear, too strong for me.
I can’t handle scents too strong, it was a little overpowering for my taste.
I absolutely loved this perfume. My only complaint is that it is not long lasting.
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!
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?
Very posotive. Helps other customers, like myself, we need more comments like yours. Thank you
Nice and fresh
I was surprised how much I liked this sent. Very fresh, crisp and long lasting.
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.
Great scent just not my perfect one
Lovely smell a little too 70s and spicy for me
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.
Muskier and more floral than expected.
Just my thoughts
Not a fan of this one
A nice warm scent
Very pretty! A little strong on the patchouli, but I enjoyed this one overall!
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.
Fresh, sweet, if you love a good honey scent, this is for you!
Great for winter holidays. Seat with hot cocoa next to fireplace listening jazz and smelling divine
Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, slightly musky. Great one!
I love this one
does not last
loved this scent for winter holiday season! memories of oranges and cloves. would give 5 stars but poor staying power
A little sweet for my everyday taste, but very good for the holidays.
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.
Not my personal style, but it definitely lasts and is noticeable
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.
A very nice scent, but a little too feminine for me. Don't worry, I have someone to gift it to.
Smells like church incense.
A tad unisex, but love the spicy, woodsy notes! Pretty long lasting, too!
not crazy about it
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.
25 to 34
Loveeeee the Spice
This has been one of my favorite fragrances. I love the spicy notes.
too musty old lady smelling
It’s too strong of patchouli.
Beautiful intense scent that lasted for 6 hours...Gorgeous.
Love the way it smells,doesnt last long and not strong enough
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.
18 to 24
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.
Not what i was expecting.
35 to 44
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!
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.
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.
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
25 to 34
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.
65 or over
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!
18 to 24
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!
25 to 34
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.
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.
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.
25 to 34
I don't hate the perfume. It is just very very strong, so apply with caution!
45 to 54
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.
25 to 34
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.
35 to 44
Smells like honey
Absolutely love this!!
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.
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.
25 to 34
Not for me
The Patchouli is too strong for for me.
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.
This is definitely one of my favorites!
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
I read the description and notes they presented but they failed to mention the awful patchouli. That's one smell I cannot take.
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!
This is a beautiful scent only wish it lasted longer
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.
This is more floral than I expected. It's not a bad smell but not what I expected from the scent notes.
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.
Mmm smells good!
This is a really good warm floral scent. Smell so good (but have to reapply through out the day)
Nice enough. Doesn't last very long though
I enjoy this perfume. The citrus is strong at the start, and then the warmer notes kick in, but it just doesn't last very long. Disappears completely in about an hour. Probably a good thing if you're heading to an office, but I couldn't even smell it on myself.
Reminds me of Amarige Givenchy
This perfume is amazing! I smell the honey which makes it a warm scent 🍯 and then the cinnamon gives it a spicy kick. It reminds me of fall. It’s sexy and I love it! There’s a citrusy clean element as well that I like.
one of my favorite scents during hot summer months in Vegas. Not too light but definitely not heavy. Even slightly mysterious.
My daughters and I all loved this scent. Perfect for spring/summer months - fun and fresh! not stale or heavy.
It’s a typical gourmand
It's very powdery to me and not something I would ever purchase on my own. Disappointed as I was looking forward to smelling this one.
Not for me!
This stuff smells like a men's cologne more than a woman's perfume and there is NOTHING "orange" about it. Honestly, I can't think of anything it smells like that I requested in my profile. Definitely not one I'm interested in.
Not for me
On paper, this sounds wonderful, cinnamon, honey, apricot. In reality, it’s pretty cloying, especially the opening note. Huge blast of spiced orange and it’s not good. It’s very familiar, but very strong. I think the orange blossom would’ve been enough OR the mandarin orange, not both. It’s more warm than spicy as it dries down, but still way, way too sweet. Since everything here should blend together well, I have to assume either the proportions are off or one or some of the ingredients are not high quality. It actually doesn’t smell cheap, but something is just plain wrong. I can’t put my finger on it. More something I would spray in my lingerie drawers than something I would put on my skin.
Old hippie lady
I wanted to try something different but I should have known better than to go with a Patchouli base. The first rush was like walking into a dingy thrift store with incense burning to cover the smell of moldy old books. To be fair, it is complex, and the dry-down wasn't bad. I just don't want to smell like an old Stevie Nicks poster.
Hey don’t be dragging Stevie Nicks’ (heart around) in to this. It’s not her fault you don’t like a perfume. 😂
There is no patchouli in it. It may smell bad to you, but don't think that a) all hippies wore patchouli and b) that you have a right to be so incredibly rude.
Noel Au Balcon
The scent, even though it is a women's perfume, I found very clean, light, and aromatic. Highly recommend
Lovely and light
This is a lovely, light scent. I keep catching different parts of the scent, like a whiff of spice and then sweetness. Really glad I tried this one.
This scent is very unique. I believe I would love in a diffuser but not as a a perfume.
This was a fun playful scent. Light and happy.
I think it is too spicy and the orange notes stand out but not in a sweet way, more like a cleaning spray smell because it's so strong.
Just the right amount of warmth for winter
Spicy and sweet. Well-balanced and long lasting.
I would describe this perfume like mulled wine. With all the spices and the orange it immediately makes me feel warm and comfy. I think the strongest scents in this perfume are honey and orange. I really do enjoy the scent but I wouldn't really want it as my every day perfume. I do find myself smelling it A LOT however It is very potpourri smelling and I think I will use it to freshen up my apartment or something. It will get used, but just not on my person.
Not my cup of tea
The scent was just not for me. I thought it smelled like cheap air freshener (and not a very good one)
This was absolutely terrible. I choked when I smelled it the first time. I even had others try it just to make sure I wasnt crazy. Do not recommend.
I really wanted to love this, but it smells like walking into a candle store during Christmas-time. I like a lot of gourmand and oriental style scents, including mature ones like Shalimar, but for me this is on that edge that smells like potpourri. My house could definitely smell like this, but my person CANNOT.
Spicy & Sexy
Spicy and unique, but not overwhelming. I use this one for special occasions.
On me, this scent is much more sweet than spicy. It's extremely unique and has actually been my favorite of the three scents I've tried so far. I do feel like it's more of a fall/winter scent. I absolutely love it (and I'm 41)!
Warm, spicy but sweet
On first spray of this scent I smell honey very strongly. I detect the spiciness but it's not overwhelming. There is a smoothness to the scent. It is a warm scent, definitely for the fall/winter months. It's just okay for me. I have to admit though, that right after I spray it I always get the thought of bug repellent. Something about it reminds me of bug repellent and that could be the citrus mixing in.
Warm kitchen in winter
Somehow this manages to be sweet and spicy and sexy all at once. It's like the best bits you put into mulled wine.
Not So Spicy But Warm and Sexy
So I don't really get the cinnamon but the scent is warm and sexy, the scents blend very well together so I can't quite distinguish what I'm smelling that's so amazing but I definitely love this one. Wore it to the office but would be great for a date night.
Gourmand done right
This is a really well-rounded scent. Vanilla and honey are noticeable but don't make the scent sweet because they're so well balanced. Other notes I pick up are neroli, apricot, cinnamon and musk. Citrus is bright in the beginning but mellows out in the dry down. This perfume has great lasting power on me and I find myself catching whiffs of it throughout the day from my skin & clothing. This is a grown up gourmand, I love it! Great perfume for "warming up" the winter months.
I love this sent! It's very sweet and spicy my new favorite.
Smelled very nice.
It smells like Christmas. I definitely get the honey and spice scent. It gets more mellow as it dries down. Very nice.
The perfect gourmand fragrance! From start to finish every note is luscious and mouthwatering!
This sent is very strong floral opening, this is for a mature grown woman
cozy winter scent
I agree with the other users who said this doesn't have great lasting power, but it was beautiful while it was on. I'll start by saying my body chemistry doesn't like citrus scents and I think they all smell like oven cleaner on me so it was risky choosing this for my monthly sample but I really wanted something Christmasy and the risk paid off. The initial spray was all orange and I thought I'd have to scrub it off, but it dried down to a beautiful sweet and spicy scent that was more cinnamon and honey than anything else. I got used to the starting point the more I wore it and I'm definitely going to be purchasing a full size next winter.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :(
Not for me. Very floral and strong, reminds me of grandma
I don’t like the smell at all... it smells like an old lady perfume
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.
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!
Love it! My favorite so far, really delicious
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.
Goes on like a Christmas explosion and then mellows to sensual honey. I'm buying a bottle.