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You Or Someone Like You (2017)
by Etat Libre d'Orange

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You Or Someone Like You information

Year of Launch2017
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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People and companies

HouseEtat Libre d'Orange
PerfumerCaroline Sabas
Creative DirectorChandler Burr
Creative DirectorEtienne de Swardt

About You Or Someone Like You

You Or Someone Like You is a shared / unisex perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange. The scent was launched in 2017 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Caroline Sabas

You Or Someone Like You fragrance notes

Reviews of You Or Someone Like You

The first three to five minutes are lovely — fresh and alluring, a well-balanced citrusy saline mist that glimmers like a breezy Los Angeles sunrise. Thereafter, however, it's a sweet calone pudding that screams "safe," an I-drank-too-much-vodka sweat that's off-putting, a boredom that is the worst of El Lay, that of a foul wind blown in from the doldrums of Fresno. Probably a crowdpleaser given its concept, but zzzz...
12th July, 2017
Rose, mint, herbs - yes, they are all there. Applying YOSLO is a little like wandering into a garden centre - a particularly up-market garden centre, mind, where the proprietors have thought about where they position the plants for olfactory purposes as much as anything else. It comprises a particularly floral take on freshness, and was extremely suitable and pleasant wearing on a hot summer's day. Some caveats - this is more to the feminine end of the scale. I would wear this, but would probably not get use out of a full bottle. If such considerations are irrelevant to you, this is worth trying. Another point is that the scent is extremely linear and consistent in performance (on my skin). Towards the end of the day the rose accord became a little tiresome, and I was longing for a subtle development - perhaps a Guerlain-esque touch of vanilla or something similar. I mean, would you really want to spend a day with your nose buried in a bunch of roses? But it was enough to bring positive vibes for the majority of the day. Overall, a good experience.
09th July, 2017
A (slightly) more tenacious version of Guerlain's Herba Fresca - fresh, green, aromatic and totally unisex. Relatively linear, with a dab of fresh sweat in the heart, becoming a skin scent within 90 minutes. Where HF has citrus, this has the addition of rose, but both are predominantly minty and aromatic.

I do quite like the sweaty aspect here, which is the main difference (to my nose) of the two. I think it's due to there being some basil - it's sunbathing-sweat rather than work-sweat and is not at all butch or sour, rather it works well with the aromatics, smelling like sunblushed skin lying in a herb garden.

IMO, this is as good as Herba Fresca, despite feeling more synthetic (same concept, different angle), but for me, they're not different enough to warrant having both. If the performance were *a lot* better, I'd choose this over Herba Fresca in a blink. As it is, HF is cheap enough to spray liberally and make up for the poor performance. The same can't be said of this stuff...
13th June, 2017

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