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Cologne (2014)
by Etat Libre d'Orange

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Cologne information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 30 votes)

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HouseEtat Libre d'Orange

About Cologne

Cologne is a shared / unisex perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange. The scent was launched in 2014

Reviews of Cologne

Very fresh and clean. A mix of orange/citrus house cleaner with a bit of leather and florals. The leather helps pull this one into masculine territory for me but still a completely unisex scent for sure.

Projection is okay, is easily noticeable in close quarters but doesn't get out much past that.
04th May, 2017
This isn't a traditional orange/bergamot/petitgrain eau. Instead, it's more of a mix of lemon candies and fake pine. If you're familiar with old fashioned cleaning products, this is like a mix of Pine-Sol and Lemon Pledge that somehow ends up considerably worse than the sum of its parts, somehow managing to smell both dirty and like unpleasant nostril-tingling cleanser. There's a hint of ammonia in there as well, which is probably at fault for a lot of the issues here.

If you want a good lemony cologne, just stick with Acqua di Parma or Eau de Hadrien. There's no need for this.
07th February, 2017
Nothing to complain about here, and no surprises given the notes. Lovely orange blossom and jasmine at the opening. Very well done. Not sweet, and light. Settles into a slightly soapy chord (typical of orange blossom scents) supported by very light musk. If there is leather, it is the merest hint and marries with the woody tone often found in orange blossom.
20th August, 2016
An orangey counterpart to 4711. Very classic, fairly short lived, but so refreshing. The opening blast practically shimmers. Longevity isn't great but that comes with the territory. I would've like a dab of oakmoss in the endphase but I bet the guys at ELdO were intentionally trying to avoid being derivative. In any case I can't advocate the price tag for something whose joy can be matched at 1/3 the cost.
01st February, 2016
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United Kingdom
Orange, bergamot, jasmine - it can't get more traditional, a archetypical Eau de Cologne style, refreshing, bright, and zesty. Great.

The drydown is a mix of a soft, mild leather with a bit of white musk. A bit bland, and an afterthought to the great top notes.

Not expecting much from this sort of cologne, I moderate sillage, decent projection and nearly three hours of longevity on my skin. Well, certainly a better performance than Eau d'Orange Verte. 3.25/5.
16th January, 2016
This opens with a bright & fresh accord of orange blossom, bergamot & zesty citrus peel, that slowly softens into a creamy, floral, slightly woody heart. The mid phase suggests a creamy orange dessert, with just the right balance of sweet & tart. Later on it becomes more clean & crisp, before fading out after around six hours. A lovely & refreshing fragrance, with reasonable lasting power for a cologne.
08th July, 2015

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