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    Default Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    I bought it today from Sephora in Barcelona. In their website it's listed as "God Save the Queen", yet on the bottle it just says "Sex Pistols"; the box, on the other side, features the popular newspaper image of the queen with her eyes and moth torn to reveal the title. http://sephora.fr/browse/product.jht...ryId=ETATLIBRE
    The opening instantly reminded me of Paul Smith Man (the black one, not PS for Men) - something that I thought was a single note and always wondered what it is... looking at the lists of notes it's more likely the combination of citrus and patchouli that I recognize. Anyway, i find the opening similar. Nothing peppery to me at all.
    Then it settles to a quite calm, resinous, ambery and a little earthy smell with aldehydes sparkling on top, replacing the citrus in their own way, but it's all subtle. I find the comparison to Hermes correct. Could be un quite successful Jardin Dans Le Nuit - with leather added. Leather shows up beautiful, a little smokey, and again quite subtle, in the end it becomes dominant, making a great skin scent. Mind you, this has nothing to do with, say, leather in Vierges and Toreros or other ELO scents - this is 10 times quieter.
    I read what i could find about it in the net and I understand the disappointment and ruined expectations for both the brand and the name. I don't feel the need to discuss it though, because this aside, I actually like the scent a lot.

    ...well, except for 2 things: silage and longevity. Terrible. Now this is real disappointment.

    Note: technically this scent comes under the name of Editions des Sens and not Etat Libre d'Orange.
    Last edited by Mar Azul; 1st August 2010 at 12:41 AM.

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions


    Never Mind The Sex Pistols

    Here's the Bullocks!

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    I cannot believe they have it here at The Fragrance Shop for £20!

    http://www.thefragranceshop.co.uk/p2...0ml-spray.html

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    I like to try thE ELdO offerings, and I also think they made one called Josephine Baker, after the iconic jazz queen of the 1920s.

    Thank you for sharing.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    Also you get 10% off if you enter the code WELCOME10

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    About 34 years too late, no? I want my Public Image Ltd. frag pronto!!!
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

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    Man, the Pistols sold out big time. Remember the liner images on Nevermind the Bollocks? There was one picture of a letter asking to name a shampoo after them and use their images in its promotions. At the bottom of the letter was (apparently) Sid Vicious's scrawl, scratching out "Told NO!" and the date.

    Well Sid's dead I guess.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    What's next, NEU!, Firehose and MC5?

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    MC5?
    Right now, right now, right now it's time to....Kick Out the Scams, muthasniffers!

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    There's nothing about this on the ELD'O website?
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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    God I remember Public Image Limited! Or Pil for short. I'm so OLLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDDDDD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoL View Post
    I cannot believe they have it here at The Fragrance Shop for £20!

    http://www.thefragranceshop.co.uk/p2...0ml-spray.html
    £12 already! Worthy, worthy!!

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    I like ELdO and their cheeky perfumes.

    I do think the Sex Pistols sold out. This commercialism really goes against the "rebel" attitude they purported in their heyday.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I like ELdO and their cheeky perfumes.

    I do think the Sex Pistols sold out. This commercialism really goes against the "rebel" attitude they purported in their heyday.
    Johnny Rotten is a sell out. While I do like good celeb fragrances ( Alain Delon scents, Cumming...etc), I would not seek a bottle of this. A few years ago, Rotten was giving a press conference in I believe Toronto. He was wearing $300 runners and bragging about how much "street cred" he had. During the conference, he made crude remarks about a cameraman in the crowd being overweight. Disgusting behavior.
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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Mar Azul View Post
    £12 already! Worthy, worthy!!
    It's £6.99 now Free delivery too.

    http://www.thefragranceshop.co.uk/p2...ume-Spray.html

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    Can't beat the price, especially if you live in the UK.

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    From the house that brought you the spurting cock logo on SM.

    "ooh - aren't we edgy?"

    Er, no.
    Life's a bitch. If it were a slut it'd be easy.

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    Apparently ELdO are bringing out a new frag. On the box, there is a picture of a guy with a W tattooed on each buttock, both of which are held apart. It's called "WoW".
    Life's a bitch. If it were a slut it'd be easy.

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by smellyjoe View Post
    Bought today for £4.99 from The Fragrance Shop just to flesh out my collection and it has grown on me already!

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    Gonna order myself a bottle. Can't go wrong for £4.99!

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    Wasn't worth any money/time. I unpacked it in front of the post office, tried it, became disgruntled, took it home and on E-Bay it went.

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    Default Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Sex Pistols EdP (God Save the Queen) first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrich View Post
    Apparently ELdO are bringing out a new frag. On the box, there is a picture of a guy with a W tattooed on each buttock, both of which are held apart. It's called "WoW".
    I heard that too, they're bringing out a female version too. Only the "W's" are inverted to form "M's".

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