Best of ELdO

    Best of ELdO

    post #1 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    I've recently taken an interest in Etat Libre d'Orange's line, and I wanted to know what your favorites are, and why?

    I'm planning to sample some of their fragrances, but can't afford to sample them all, so I need some input!

    post #2 of 21

    i really like tilda swinton's like this - deliciously warm fall scent that really does smell 'orange' (the colour not the fruit)

    also fils de dieu, which is very smooth and comforting. coconut, spices, ginger, and a creamy rice note that i find delicious.

    afternoon of a faun is great too - immortelle, spices, oakmoss, etc make for a very interesting take on chypre.

    the rest of etat libre i can take or leave... in the case of secretions magnifiques, definitely leave

    post #3 of 21
    Je Suis Un Homme, Fat Electrician, Afternoon of a Faun, Vierges Et Toreros, Rien, and Tom of Finland
    post #4 of 21

    +1 for Like This, Tilda Swinton. Very lovely scent, very wearable, and one of the only scents out there with pumpkin.

    ELDO is quite an avant-garde house, and if you are interested in experiencing this side of their line, I recommend that at some point you smell Secretions Magnifiques. Be aware however this is NOT a wearable fragrance; it is 'concept art', as other basenoters have aptly put it.


    Edited by Wingie - 9/6/13 at 3:57pm
    post #5 of 21

    Like This is a bit too sweet for my liking but as others have mentioned, it's totally worth trying. Their scents aren't quite as edgy as their concepts make them out to be, but they're still fun.

    For me, Rien is the best, but I'd say give a sniff to:

    Rien — Incense-y leather. Very strong.

    Like This — I get mainly ginger and sweet pumpkin.

    Tom of Finland — A much tamer leather than the name suggests.

    Encens et Bubblegum — Works better than you might think.

    Secretions Magnifique — You have to at least try it.

    Fat Electrician — A MOR vetiver. Serviceable, if a tad dull.

    Jasmine et Cigarette — A striking combo that's more dirty jasmine to me.

    Delicious Closet Queen — I generally don't like rose, but I like it here.

    post #6 of 21

    Another vote for Jasmin et Cigarette. I don't know how they figured combining jasmine and cigarettes would make something that straddles those two very different scents perfectly, but it works.

    I also really like Archives 69. Nice and warm, yet again, because of a really interesting addition of camphor, it's also a little fresh and sharp at the same time.

    I don't think their scents are really that shocking (except for Secretions) but they make them JUST off-center enough to be really interesting. Good luck!

    post #7 of 21

    I like the line a lot, very solid. And usually also very long lasting on me, which is rare.

    They used to sell an inexpensive set of vials of all of their scents from their website, but I do not know if this is still the case.

    My favorites:

    Rien: uncompromisingly butch and animalic leather. Love or hate.

    Jasmine et cigarette: as per name, dry and floral

    Tom of Finland: despite the name, supersmooth suede

    Je suis un homme: very classical citrus-woody-leather masculine

    Eloge d'un traitre: green herbal

    And as Wingie was saying, every perfume lover should smell Sec mag once. The aromatic extract of decaying shellfish in a rusty bilge should not, in any way, come into contact with a living person's skin, but it is a conceptual masterpiece.

    cacio

    post #8 of 21
    I haven't tried all from this house, but I do think Fat Electrician and Tom of Finland are very nice.
    post #9 of 21
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacioView Post

    The aromatic extract of decaying shellfish in a rusty bilge should not, in any way, come into contact with a living person's skin, but it is a conceptual masterpiece.

    LOL!!
    post #10 of 21
    Rien —

    Tom of Finland - plastic'y leather and laboratory grade saffron
    Encens et Bubblegum
    Fat Electrician - vetiver reflected different than usual - nutty
    Jasmine et Cigarette - jasmine plowed with darkness
    Je Suis un Homme - modern take on a classic genre - lemons and plastic'y leather
    post #11 of 21
    Rien!
    I dont find it dirty , actually.. But rather Clean, and as " man made" as they come.weird and beatiful, I couldnt be without it smile.gif
    post #12 of 21
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lottalottaView Post

    Rien!
    I dont find it dirty , actually.. But rather Clean, and as " man made" as they come.weird and beatiful, I couldnt be without it smile.gif
    Same here.
    post #13 of 21
    Divin Enfant- Love the combination of marshmallow, orange blossom, tobacco and leather. Has sillage and staying power that goes for days. Smells like nothing else I know of.
    Charogne- Jasmine, Lily, Incense, Vanilla- hooo boy, a beast indeed!
    Rossy de Palma- I had a sample of this and it took me a year to decide that I must have it. Peppery, hot, spicy and spiky dark, earthen red rose.
    Putain de Palaces- Not very slutty at all. A good girl in fact, powder, butter iris and smooth, creamy leather.
    Jasmin et Cigarette- Stale cigarette smell in the drapes with dirty old jasmine. Genius!
    Vraie Blonde- Smells like Chanel Eau Premiere, Chanel No. 22 and a dusting of cocoa. Warm, fuzzy, elegant.
    post #14 of 21

    Rien - for sure - one of my all time favourites

    post #15 of 21
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by farangView Post

    Rien - for sure - one of my all time favourites
    Curious as to what it is that you like so much about this. I've come to like this also and would love to hear your thoughts.
    post #16 of 21
    Cant stop talking about rien!
    I love the seamless way it is a scent of its own.. The way pine smell like pine and cucumber Will not be mistaken for anything else. I dont feel like Im wearing perfume , but a scent!
    post #17 of 21
    To quote our dear Cacio:

    Rien is a perfume without top notes.

    I really really like Rien and find it one of the most challenging perfumes to wear.
    post #18 of 21
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacio

    9/5/13 at 1:57pm

    Izzie said:



    I've recently taken an interest in Etat Libre d'Orange's line, and I wanted to know what your favorites are, and why?

    I'm planning to sample some of their fragrances, but can't afford to sample them all, so I need some input!

    9/5/13 at 2:32pm

    spaceamidlove said:



    i really like tilda swinton's like this - deliciously warm fall scent that really does smell 'orange' (the colour not the fruit)

    also fils de dieu, which is very smooth and comforting. coconut, spices, ginger, and a creamy rice note that i find delicious.

    afternoon of a faun is great too - immortelle, spices, oakmoss, etc make for a very interesting take on chypre.

    the rest of etat libre i can take or leave... in the case of secretions magnifiques, definitely leave

    9/5/13 at 4:13pm

    hednic said:



    Je Suis Un Homme, Fat Electrician, Afternoon of a Faun, Vierges Et Toreros, Rien, and Tom of Finland

    9/5/13 at 6:28pm

    Wingie said:



    +1 for Like This, Tilda Swinton. Very lovely scent, very wearable, and one of the only scents out there with pumpkin.

    ELDO is quite an avant-garde house, and if you are interested in experiencing this side of their line, I recommend that at some point you smell Secretions Magnifiques. Be aware however this is NOT a wearable fragrance; it is 'concept art', as other basenoters have aptly put it.


    Edited by Wingie - 9/6/13 at 3:57pm

    9/5/13 at 6:49pm

    deadidol said:



    Like This is a bit too sweet for my liking but as others have mentioned, it's totally worth trying. Their scents aren't quite as edgy as their concepts make them out to be, but they're still fun.

    For me, Rien is the best, but I'd say give a sniff to:

    Rien — Incense-y leather. Very strong.

    Like This — I get mainly ginger and sweet pumpkin.

    Tom of Finland — A much tamer leather than the name suggests.

    Encens et Bubblegum — Works better than you might think.

    Secretions Magnifique — You have to at least try it.

    Fat Electrician — A MOR vetiver. Serviceable, if a tad dull.

    Jasmine et Cigarette — A striking combo that's more dirty jasmine to me.

    Delicious Closet Queen — I generally don't like rose, but I like it here.

    9/5/13 at 8:37pm

    DaveStPaul said:



    Another vote for Jasmin et Cigarette. I don't know how they figured combining jasmine and cigarettes would make something that straddles those two very different scents perfectly, but it works.

    I also really like Archives 69. Nice and warm, yet again, because of a really interesting addition of camphor, it's also a little fresh and sharp at the same time.

    I don't think their scents are really that shocking (except for Secretions) but they make them JUST off-center enough to be really interesting. Good luck!

    9/5/13 at 8:41pm

    cacio said:



    I like the line a lot, very solid. And usually also very long lasting on me, which is rare.

    They used to sell an inexpensive set of vials of all of their scents from their website, but I do not know if this is still the case.

    My favorites:

    Rien: uncompromisingly butch and animalic leather. Love or hate.

    Jasmine et cigarette: as per name, dry and floral

    Tom of Finland: despite the name, supersmooth suede

    Je suis un homme: very classical citrus-woody-leather masculine

    Eloge d'un traitre: green herbal

    And as Wingie was saying, every perfume lover should smell Sec mag once. The aromatic extract of decaying shellfish in a rusty bilge should not, in any way, come into contact with a living person's skin, but it is a conceptual masterpiece.

    cacio

    9/5/13 at 9:33pm

    dougczar said:



    I haven't tried all from this house, but I do think Fat Electrician and Tom of Finland are very nice.

    9/6/13 at 10:17am

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacioView Post

    The aromatic extract of decaying shellfish in a rusty bilge should not, in any way, come into contact with a living person's skin, but it is a conceptual masterpiece.

    LOL!!

    9/6/13 at 11:37am

    hedonist222 said:



    Rien —

    Tom of Finland - plastic'y leather and laboratory grade saffron
    Encens et Bubblegum
    Fat Electrician - vetiver reflected different than usual - nutty
    Jasmine et Cigarette - jasmine plowed with darkness
    Je Suis un Homme - modern take on a classic genre - lemons and plastic'y leather

    9/6/13 at 11:52am

    lottalotta said:



    Rien!
    I dont find it dirty , actually.. But rather Clean, and as " man made" as they come.weird and beatiful, I couldnt be without it smile.gif

    9/6/13 at 1:25pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lottalottaView Post

    Rien!
    I dont find it dirty , actually.. But rather Clean, and as " man made" as they come.weird and beatiful, I couldnt be without it smile.gif
    Same here.

    9/6/13 at 4:02pm

    L'eaulita said:



    Divin Enfant- Love the combination of marshmallow, orange blossom, tobacco and leather. Has sillage and staying power that goes for days. Smells like nothing else I know of.
    Charogne- Jasmine, Lily, Incense, Vanilla- hooo boy, a beast indeed!
    Rossy de Palma- I had a sample of this and it took me a year to decide that I must have it. Peppery, hot, spicy and spiky dark, earthen red rose.
    Putain de Palaces- Not very slutty at all. A good girl in fact, powder, butter iris and smooth, creamy leather.
    Jasmin et Cigarette- Stale cigarette smell in the drapes with dirty old jasmine. Genius!
    Vraie Blonde- Smells like Chanel Eau Premiere, Chanel No. 22 and a dusting of cocoa. Warm, fuzzy, elegant.

    9/7/13 at 8:35am

    farang said:



    Rien - for sure - one of my all time favourites

    9/7/13 at 10:26am

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by farangView Post

    Rien - for sure - one of my all time favourites
    Curious as to what it is that you like so much about this. I've come to like this also and would love to hear your thoughts.

    9/7/13 at 11:19am

    lottalotta said:



    Cant stop talking about rien!
    I love the seamless way it is a scent of its own.. The way pine smell like pine and cucumber Will not be mistaken for anything else. I dont feel like Im wearing perfume , but a scent!

    9/7/13 at 8:07pm

    hedonist222 said:



    To quote our dear Cacio:

    Rien is a perfume without top notes.

    I really really like Rien and find it one of the most challenging perfumes to wear.

    9/7/13 at 9:00pm

    chili_willi said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacio