BY THE ROSE I REMAIN
The materials chosen are universal, intense, and rare.
There is the perspective of a wake before eternity between Oud and Spices that serve the Rose.
With this flower, everything begins and ends, like the Renaissance and poetry.
« Mignonne allons voir si la Rose » wrote the poet Pierre de Ronsard in 1545.
To save us by the rose. No more, no less.
For twelve years, Etat Libre d’Orange has been celebrating enlightenment
through an awareness of beauty, goodness, sensitivity and intelligence.
Our house has welcomed humankind in all its forms, as long as they try to contribute
to The Perspective – the Renaissance concept of three dimensions in art
which allowed for more realistic and profound depictions. And this perspective can be interpreted to extend beyond paintings.
Five hundred years ago, merchants confronted the two established orders :
the Red (priests) and the Black (soldiers). They created a third path, cleansed of dictates, for the proliferation of the arts – and perfume. Etat Libre d’Orange honors the sons
and daughters of the Renaissance by offering a trail of insight and alliance for their skin.
Think of Lucifer – from the Latin roots, lux (light) and ferre (to hold) – the shining one, light-bearing, like Venus when appearing as the morning star. Half a millennium to wear on the skin, and in its wake the majestic memory of the rose, the power of spices
and the sense of something precious. The story of mankind delivered to you in a perfume.