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Intense, aromatic incense


Intense, aromatic incense




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Blackcurrant Bud, Galbanum, Black Pepper, Calypsone, Frankincense

Geosmin, Pepperwood, Petalia, Rose Absolute

Patchouli, Ambroxan

Imagine a sweltering hot day somewhere in a sunny country. Everything seems to be in slow motion and the air is heavy like a mill stone. You’re feeling sluggish and feet barely manage to support you. All you want is a shadowy spot someplace and a gentle flurry of wind. “Hermann” provides the illusion of a rain drenched deep forest sprung out of thin air for your instant relaxation.

The intensely spicy aromatic beginning combining galbanum and black pepper and the wine stained tartness of blackcurrant buds create the refreshing yet unsettling feel of entering under the woodland’s dense, dark green canopy. All sound is muffled, the murky light is barely guiding your steps and talking loudly seems almost indecent. The forest and its shadows are like an alternate, magical world. You’re carrying this world on your skin when wearing “Hermann”. It is forest air, cathedral and human skin mingling together for an ethereal, mysterious feel as if your own shadow is now scent. It’s a very hard to pin down mood, but it’s definitely spiritual and alluring. Something keeps drawing you in even if it feels somewhat spooky. Or maybe precisely because of that. Read Murakami’s books and you’ll understand “Hermann”.

Etat Libre d’Orange (“Free State of Orange”) is a French perfume house founded by Etienne de Swardt in 2006. With a motto of Le parfum est mort, vive le parfum! (Perfume is dead, long live perfume!), the house has quickly established a reputation for its daring and unusual compositions with controversial names and images.

Citing the year of their foundation as “Year Zero of perfumery”, Etat Libre d’Orange drafted a company “Declaration of Independence”, with six articles that outline the company’s creative approach, commitment to high-quality materials, simplicity in packaging and subversiveness of concept. The fragrances are genderless and were initially packaged in identical bottles bearing the company name and logo, though fragrances with distinct packaging began appearing in 2007 with Tom of Finland. The company has partnered with a number of celebrities, including Rossy de Palma, Tilda Swinton and the Sex Pistols to produce special edition scents, and has commemorated Tom of Finland and Josephine Baker with fragrances as well.


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