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Eloge du Traitre (2006)
by Etat Libre d'Orange


Eloge du Traitre information

Year of Launch2006
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 97 votes)

People and companies

HouseEtat Libre d'Orange
PerfumerAntoine Maisondieu

About Eloge du Traitre

Eloge du Traitre is a shared / unisex perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange. The scent was launched in 2006 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu

Eloge du Traitre fragrance notes

Reviews of Eloge du Traitre

Sour oak moss fougere!

This begins with a pungent, sharp, turpentine solvent note that seems very close to tea tree oil. It then morphs to a simple oak moss that becomes linear for the dry down.

So totally poor and common place as to be beneath contempt.

My experience with this house is very dismal indeed. Ridiculous combinations of ingredietns with ridiculous names sold at ridiculous prices. It would seem they reject all the ingredients known to the historical perfume world and use only those that are disreputable.

They do have the distinction of making the most putrid scent ever marketed in the history of civilization - Secretions Magnifiques - as if that were not the misnomer of all time.

Eloge du Traitre indeed - the house should adopt this as their moniker.
16th February, 2016
What I love about this is the dry white smoke that permeates the pine, bay, and artemisia green resinous accord, it feels almost like powdered stone drifting suspended through gently moving air. After the bracing opening the deliberate restraint lends an introspective and slightly melancholy air somewhat similar in mood to Memoir Man, the subtle dark oily leather in the drydown only adding to the mood. It's the opposite of happy go lucky, but when you're in the mood it seems to touch at a deep level
25th September, 2014
Yeah... No. Pine-horror top-note that fades to nothing in no time. I don't get this at all. I can see the passing resemblance to Yatagan, but this is a castrated Yatagan that has lost the will to live. Pointless.
02nd August, 2014
Genre: Fougère

Eloge du Traitre opens with a very fresh, icy pine that is quickly joined by cool green herbal notes. The geranium and jasmine mentioned in the scent's description are well hidden, and serve more to soften the edges of the fragrance than as leading elements. The heart of Eloge du Traitre is the cold heart of a pine forest in winter, all still and frosty in the early morning light.

The pine and a certain sharpness in this scent may be what remind some reviewers of Yatagan, but I find the resemblance superficial. Eloge du Traitre has none of the artemisia that shapes the heart of Yatagan, and does not approach the older scent's dry, feral potency. Ultimately rather simple and not terribly exciting, though it might well appeal to those who find Yatagan just too overwhelming.
13th June, 2014
Coniferous woods, bitter resins, earthy patchouli and just a touch of spiced florals. It is unforgivingly dry but not parched. Oh yeah, this is how a man's man should smell like. Back in the '70s, that is. With the bell bottoms, flared collars and Burt Reynold's moustache. It's probably a little too old school even for a classic lover like myself but there are occasions when I appreciate this blast from the past. Reminds me of another favorite old school spiced fougere: Jacomo Anthracite Pour Homme.
27th December, 2013
Eloge du Traitre by Etat Libre d'Orange - Upon application, one is treated to a whirlwind of pine, with its resinous and camphoraceous character, commingling with the lightly herbaceous and slightly medicinal aspects of artemisia, as well as the somewhat mentholish woodiness of laurel. A hint of musky sweetness wafts in the background. Transitioning to the heart, the diffusive, floral fruitiness of jasmine, along with the singular, leafy greenness of geranium, enhance the balsamic, pine-needle freshness of the opening. A dusting of clove adds its musty and charred-wood aspects. Segueing to the base, an animalic and smoky leather interplays with the sweetly camphoraceous and earthy woodiness of patchouli. A somewhat dark and musty musk flutters about. A comforting drydown ensues. A welcomed addition to one's wardrobe, this manly and outdoorsy composition is well blended and balanced, with average projection and longevity.
23rd June, 2012

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