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Cologne (2014)
by Etat Libre d'Orange


Cologne information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 43 votes)

People and companies

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

A delicious candied lime and orange blossom with a musky dry down. Fantastic smelling, but performance is nothing to write home about. Not worth the retail price, you'd be better off getting Royall Lyme, or Royall Mandarin, which smell like this if you combine the 2 (75% Lyme + 25% Mandarin) and cost much less. The musk in this presents itself as more of a carrier for the citrus and floral notes, than the smell of musk itself, but it does give a clean underlay for the top notes.

Overall, it's just too expensive for something that's been done 1,000 times already. Go with Castile, or Orange d'Verte, maybe even Dunhill Icon before this, as they are all close to one another.
26th January, 2021
Big orange flavor. Buzzy. Fizzy. A bit flowery. Sour. Slightly bitter. Stays linear for awhile.
More flower. Hint of musk. Palest leather. Nothing new here. Done to death.
16th June, 2020
Neither refreshing nor cloying. A musky orange morphing into leather.
Leans towards the masculine. Montale does it much better.

Fragrance: 6.5/10
Projection: 7.5/10
Longevity: 7.5/10
31st July, 2018
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

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