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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>Sparkling pink champagne overflows into pale roses, the warm mink coat feel of myrrh, and a sudden camera flash of white pepper in this heady perfume honoring Marilyn Monroe and the glitter and style of 1950’s Hollywood. Delicate peaches and a sophisticated, luxurious patchouli note keep the premiere party lively.
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Etat Libre d`Orange Vraie Blonde main notes

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Scent type
Floral
Personality
Classic
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Winter
Attributes
Powdery
Complexity
Intense

Etat Libre d`Orange Vraie Blonde rating and reviews

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Average rating (60 reviews)
1.8 out of 5
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/28/2019
Wouldn’t recommend
Honestly I did not like at all smells very powdery like (like something an older women would wear) I gave it to my aunt
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/17/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Dry
yikes
smells like burl ives house... not good. strong. hint of orange masked in old person. maybe even a corpse.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/05/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Love this
It has such an intense smell at first that fades into a clean fresh feel. I'd read the reviews and was skeptical but am so glad I tried it, it's one of my favorites.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/03/2019
Summer scent
Good scent for summer. Fruit scents. Clean smell. Not too heavy for warm weather
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/23/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Love the scent!
Citrusy, fresh, and just a hint of floral spice. Awesome scent for hot weather. Not as long lasting as I'd like so I took off one star, but the smell is wonderful.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/21/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Love
This perfume is so sophisticated and gives you notes of classic perfumes of the 50’s. So glad I ignored the reviews this is wonderful
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/26/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Etat Libre d'Orange
I was not a fan of this scent. It doesn't hold all day, but could be how my skin mixes with it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/19/2019
Beware
I absolutely hated it. It smells like an elderly woman choice. Not a great smell at all
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/29/2019
Not for me
This scent has a sickening sweet smell. I disliked it the moment I put it on. I was hoping the smell would get better as the day went on... it didn’t.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/24/2019
Myrrh City and Alcoholic Beverages
[UPDATE] I regret my review below. It's not that bad. There's a time and place for everything. And a mood. As I smell more different fragrances, I think I understand this one a bit more. [PREVIOUS REVIEW] I’m so sad. I didn't want to believe this one was bad, but I should have believed the comments on this one. To me, this smells like myrrh in a church and orange flavored alcoholic beverages ... the day after partying in Las Vegas and you've got that dizzy feeling and you need to some how get to the bathroom quick and get home.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/01/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Not my cup of tea
Totally not my cup of tea smelt like old lady :( and also very strong literally 1 sprays was good for them whole day n evening.
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 5
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 6
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/12/2019
Age: 25 to 34
love it!
I don't know why people didn't like it, not even that weird.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/11/2019
NO
This arrived yesterday and went in the trash last night....just horrible!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/05/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Like old cotton candy
It’s in the title. I’ve never smelled old cotton candy, but this would be it
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/08/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Not the worst.... Not the best
Smells like every other perfume
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Dry
Probably my new fave
I didn’t update my queue and normally I hate what they send but I actually went out and bought a bottle of this! Super feminine and light. For sure an everyday scent!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/22/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Horrible
Old lady smell all the way!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/12/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
I love this!
I read a lot of the reviews after I was sent this perfume. I really like the smell...it's fresh, feminine and light. I typically go for the clean smells, so I was a little surprised I like this one so much with the floral and champagne. Now, if we could get a big one on this site, that would be great. ;-)
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/11/2019
Forgot to update queue, waste of money
Unfortunately, for the first time ever, I didn’t update my queue and Scentbird chose this scent for me. I feel sick I wasted my money this month. This frangrance burned my nose and eyes. It was so overwhelming and unpleasant. Another fragrance that I’m not sure would work with anyone’s body chemistry. I can’t get it out of my nostrils. My disappointment is so great...with SB and myself. I would give this scent zero stars if I could, please don’t buy and please stay on top of your queue!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/11/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Old lady
I am not a fan of this scent hurts my nose
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/07/2019
There is no way I could wear this. Not a fan at all.
Too strong for perfume, more like house cleaner. In my opinion. There is no way I could wear this. Not a fan at all.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/05/2019
Gross
This smells of nothing I could imagine anyone finding desirable
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/05/2019
Horrible
Terrible smell
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Not a fan
These come off smelling too cologne-y or old lady-ish.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Smells like a sweet old lady
Smells like a sweet old lady
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Old nasty
Not a fan. Smells old and musky.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Nope
I kept trying to figure out what stank. This did.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/02/2019
No thanks
Sorry to say, I did not like this fragrance.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
do not like smell at all
smells like an old lady
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Terrible
Threw it out. Smells terrible
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Gross
Smells like old lady. Seriously bad.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
didn't like it
not my scent profile at all :(
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Not pleasant
I have been getting this old, smelly perfumes lately as well. This perfume just smells bad.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Another old tacky smell
I’m sorry but lately I’ve been getting these perfume that smells old, tacky, and dingy. I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to anyone not even my own grandmother.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Etat Libre d`Orange Vraie Blonde
This perfume was very dark and musky. Seems appropriate for a customer who doesn't lean towards the sweet and juicy fragrances.
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Cheri
06/12/2019
Agreed. It reminded me of body odor, all ages. I think it has several types of musk. Champagne, when done right, can be pretty but this one was like unwashed people. I think it's meant to be that way as this company doesn't shy away from overtly bizarre scents. Some are great, others make my skin crawl.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
The Strangest Thing I've Ever Smelled
It starts off smelling like citrus, then has a very spicy scent, and then just finishes with an off-smell that's hard to describe. This went right in the trash. NOT pleased that they sent this to me without me choosing it.
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Cheri
06/12/2019
Try reading up on the company and some of their other scents. You'll find this company isn't afraid to create challenging or outright bizarre scents. Some are nice; others are truly uncomfortable to wear - at least for the general population.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Terrible
This was actually awful
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Horrible
Very strong smell and not complimentary at all. Smelled like an old cat lady and has none of the notes that I like. This was a horrible choice by scent bird and a waste of my money
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Very strange ending note
This perfume smelled okay at first since it smelled like oranges, but there was a very strong scent toward the end that was almost sour. Not a big fan.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Awful
Really bad.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/26/2019
Yuck
Smells pretty bad
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/26/2019
Not at all what I was expecting
One spray and I immediately threw it in the trash. What a waste
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/26/2019
Awful
Was expecting something completely different based on the notes listed. Don’t think notes mix well together.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
Awful
Can't even give it away! It is a horrible scent. This scent should be removed from options. It was nothing lile the description. Too bad I had to even give it 1 star. It didn't deserve it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
Thumbs down
Horrible. Did not like at all.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/21/2019
Smells like a bathroom freshener
Not my cup of tea! Smells like a bathroom cleaner or a bathroom air freshener to me!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/12/2018
do not try this
It smells like they're going for vintage perfumes in this one. This brand has scents that aren't ordinary. It's hit or miss with ELDO. This one smells like you're visiting your grandmother who has elegant antique perfume bottles from the 50s on her vanity and they still have the same perfume in them from back then. It's overpowering and sickly. Maybe someone with a desire for that specific nostalgia will find this amazing. But if you like to smell fresh, spicy, or citrusy in general, do not waste your monthly pick on this. It is the opposite of a clean scent. Curiosity killed the cat when I picked this one.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/13/2018
Naughty
This reminds of an 70s-80s powerhouse fragrance á la Opium. There's nothing subtle going on here, and the nostalia factor is probably why I like it. It's strong but I wouldn't say it's aggressive or heavy. It does make its presence known, but it fades pretty quickly. After awhile, the brashness fades and there's a bright floral woodiness to it that reminds me the original Fendi, but not nearly as strong. It reminds me of when my mother would go out on Saturday nights in the 80s, dressed to the nines and wearing a cloud of Estee Lauder Knowing.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/02/2018
It was ok
It was a bit stronger than I expected. Also more floral than i wanted. Im trying to find scents that are not floral and having a hard time
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risha
09/09/2018
Not being flippant: try searching for perfumes that don't have floral notes listed as part of the perfume (this one lists rose). Scentbird has a way of picking notes if you go to the main page for perfumes and scroll down to a menu where you can pick notes. Then pick a couple non-floral notes, like grapefruit and cedarwood. Look at the other notes in the perfumes that show up in the results, and pick perfumes that don't have florals. For instance, Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria could be a nice selection for you (it's unisex and doesn't list floral notes). It may take some hunting, but I find that's part of the fun. Good luck!
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/20/2018
Can’t even give this away
So, I sprayed this all over my sister as a joke, my brother in law came in disgusted and said she smelled like white diamonds and ol’ Lady ass. This perfume definitely captures the 1950’s notes... lol
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Joseph
05/04/2018
Can i have it? LOL
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/13/2018
Not for me
Not at all what I was expecting. Nothing about this perfume smells good. It's almost offencive.
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Annabelle
08/12/2019
Your spelling is offensive.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/31/2018
Can't Smell Any of the Notes
I don't smell any of the mentioned notes. It just smells like chocolate both in the bottle and on the skin. Very strong at first but it does fade into a more pleasant but still very chocolatey scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/15/2018
I'd rate it zero if I could
BARF. This scent is Horrible. NONE of the notes come through, the only thing that does is stinky old lady. It smells so bad... bad enough that another scent couldn't mask it D: this is my only bad scent I've gotten and I'm just upset I p-id for it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/09/2018
It was okay
Was really looking forward to this fragrance but it didn't live up to my expectations. I'm not sure what the overwhelming scent is but I'm not a fan
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/01/2018
It’s alright
I really wanted to love this fragrance! As a huge Marilyn Monroe fan I was intrigued by the description and had high hopes, unfortunately this perfume fell short. Champagne & Patchouli with the dry down being faintly flowery, I really wish the peach note would have popped, it would have made all the difference in my opinion.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/22/2018
Not for me
I wanted to love this based on the description but it’s not for me. It’s definitely a more mature scent and not in a good way. I tried it a few times but the scent is not pleasing, almost has a bug repellent smell. I will give this away.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/12/2018
Ewww
I love peach and the only reason I added it to my list was because of that BUT it was such a disappointment!!! It smells like an old lady perfume (no offense) but I will never spray it again. YUCK!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/05/2018
Not good
I didn’t like this sent at all. It doesn’t evoke images of Marilyn Monroe. I can’t smell any champagne or fizzy note at all. It smells like old perfume that has turned. The only thing I smell on the dry down is soap. This is a no for me.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/13/2017
Has that strong cologne scent, and smells powdery afterwards. Not as sweet as I’d hoped
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/04/2017
The sent is very strong at first but sweet once it settles in. I love that it is fresh.