A tad too sweet the first half hour, almost fruity floral with the tiniest hint of leather, and beeswax on a powdery ,animalic base. I dont get almond at all. If you are after the leather this one probably wont do it for you, and same goes for the skank lovers. Otherwise, very feminine and quite lovely, something like Insolence with a few drops of the animal base of Bal a versaille stirred in it,no sharp edges and not remotely as scary as the name. I do appreciate it , but will probably use it on other occasions than I thought :)
Putain Des Palaces by Etat Libre d'Orange, 2006
Rated #2395 in Fragrances
I got a sample of this and it was . . . interesting . . . different. Powder hit me right in the face right off the bat, along with something sort of almost musky. It was good for about an hour. After that, something happened, a scent I really can't describe came out. And wouldn't you know, the longevity was high, and stayed on so so long. I wanted to like this because it was so different, so unusual, so unique, but once it mixed with my body chemistry, I just wanted it off.
A clean, clear, rather sweet floral with a hint of leather. Don't get anything raunchy or dirty here. The leather is light, bright and attractive. It starts off rather sweet but the sweetness burns off. A pleasant scent, aimed at the female market. Not particularly complex. Not heavy or cloying.
The powder, florals, and rose make this smell like pre-coital arousal rather than the post-coital stink of a bedroom with closed windows. I feel positively virginal wearing this; albeit a virgin living in a brothel... The leather and animalic notes do all the dirty work here, however little there is of it... definitely a love (since I own it) and definitely safe for the office or brunch with your devout mother-in-law.
This is a naughty girl that needs to be spanked for being gorgeously sexy. It rides on the rim of being raunchy while refined at the same time but after a while reins itself back in and stays refined and remains a slightly dirty musk. Such a well blended mix. I absolutely adore this fragrance, and it is definitely FB worthy. I don't think I needed to sample this beforehand; I could've bought this unsniffed---it's that good. Be prepared to be up to no good with this one.
A conventional sweet almost fruity floral top with a tantalizing and rapidly evaporating almond note is quickly ruptured by what my nose first mistook for cumin, but actually seems to be a salty cedar/dried out sandalwood note. This putain has been trolling the restaurant bins for scraps. Wheres the leather? maybe a bit of zizz-crack would have helped this. Seriously muddled.
This may be the ELdO fragrance I fall for. Big flowery but dirty rather than white flowers. Loving the deep velvety dry. Down. By far the best that I've tried from this house
Powder and Florals. Two things when mixed together I really cant stand (well powdery in general is tough for me). The Violet and rose play off each other with an in your face powdery note. Over time the animalistic notes come in, of which I cant truly describe the note. However, the powder remains and is just too much for me.
What a lovely violet scent. Spicy floral opening with violet, rose and just a touch of ginger, turmeric and curry notes that soon settle to leave the florals stand alone at the heart and lead at a wonderful powdery base, very close to the skin. The only slutty about it is the "lipstick effect", which to my opinion is much better presented here than in F Malle's Lipstick Rose.
I wanted to like this better than I do. The concept of a ditzy floral top hiding a raunchy animal bottom isn't bad, though it's certainly been done plenty of times before. Unfortunately, neither the top nor the bottom are particularly striking or engaging here . The rose/violet top has a weird singed note in it -- over-processed hair? burning mattress? -- that seems like it might develop into something interesting, but ends up fading into the general muddy mess of the base. The face powder note is quite recognizable, but for me it's a smell I've always disliked. The sweaty "animal notes" are certainly there, too, but it's not sexy sweat. It's like the sweat of a heavy, exhausted body. If this is a high-priced call-girl, this is not what she smells like on her way to a date, or even during. This is what she smells like at the end of the night, back in her apartment, smoking a cigarette and too tired to wash her make-up off. Altogether, this scent conjures up exactly what the name implies to me -- something that is supposed to be glamorous and exciting, but ends up a little unhappy and entirely conventional. If that's what the perfumers intended, bravo -- but I don't want to smell like this.
Putain Des Palaces by Etat Libre d'Orange, 2006
|By||Etat Libre d'Orange|
|Notes||Rose Absolut, Violet, Leather, Mandarin, Ginger, Amber, Animal Notes, Face Powder|
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