As Etat Libre d’Orange’s olfactory exercise in Zen, Rien is nothing and everything, both sparse and full; a heady skin scent, a true paradox. As light and soft as cashmere, it envelops the skin with a subtle, powdery caress. As a “your skin but better” type of scent, this elegant creation has a lingering sillage that is surprisingly spicy and rich. Aldehydes lend a sublime sparkle to the flowers, iris and rose. The tingling sensation is carried on by pepper and incense, which, in their turn, blend so well with the precious suppleness of the finest of leathers and the balsamic velvet of amber. An enigmatic, entrancing fragrance with an unforgettable imprint, created by Antoine Lie (perfumer for Comme des Garcons).
Etat Libre d’Orange is a radically chic perfume house in Paris. By according freedom to the artists, the creators of the perfume, Etat Libre d’Orange recognizes the consumer who refuses to conform, who respects perfume as a tool of seduction. They salute those who want to express their unique individuality by wearing an exceptional and extraordinary fragrance. By placing the rarest of raw ingredients into the hands of passionate and privileged artists, Etat Libre d’Orange eludes the pitfalls of standard scents and anonymous users, and facilitates the meeting of an authentic perfume with its future emissary. When craftsmanship and creativity take precedence over industry and marketing, the world of perfume and its devotees bear witness to a small revolution.