EXPERIMENTUM CRUCIS

  • HYDRATE

    1. Before spraying your perfume on the skin, apply an unscented moisturizer. Moisturized skin retains fragrance longer.

  • KEEP STILL

    2. Don't rub your wrists together! You'll break down the molecular makeup and end up shortening its lifespan.Spray on the perfume and just let it sit.

  • SPRAY YOUR CLOTHES

     3. For an all-day fragrance wrap, you can spray it on your clothes and in your hair.

  • SPRAY YOURSELF

    4. Finally, you are free to spray your perfume on your neck, the crease of your elbows, the back of your knees – anywhere you want (except your eyes!)

DISCOVER THE CANDLE

The flame becomes the universal attraction of a huge, full-bodied rose with a heart of honey. A wake as powerful as any chypre perfume can be.

This candle is the crucial experiment: fragrance is light, and light is fragrance. A blend of rays in rainbow hues.

Legend has it that Newton received an apple on his head; here, it's an elegant, honeyed rose that will turn your whole version of the world upside down.

Vegetable based wax
Weight: 230 gr

185 grams of perpetual palm trees, chlorophyll mint and peaceful blue sky that serve up a garden rose. Anything becomes possible in California, or anywhere else where there is the "possibility in the blue air".

LIGHT IT UP

MORE THAN A FRAGRANCE, A STATE OF MIND.

Etat Libre d’Orange currently presents a collection of more than 30 fragrances — all aspirational, all essential. With an emphasis on originality, audacity, authenticity and freedom of expression, Etat Libre d’Orange proposes surprising olfactory compositions, without any limitations in terms of creativity nor raw materials.

A perfume house with its singularity, its sincerity, unexpected, sometimes ironic, often subversive, and always elegant.

MORE THAN A SIGNATURE, AN ESSENCE.

Etat Libre d’Orange is a declaration of independence. Perfumes for life and love and making love.
When Etienne de Swardt created his house of perfume in 2006, it was only right and natural for him to give it this name, to honor his birthplace and what it represents. In South Africa, Etat Libre d’Orange (the Orange Free State) was a land of staggeringly rough beauty and color and unforgettable smells, a nation of contrasts, strong feelings, and mixed emotions. The rainbow mosaic of people and cultures gave it an unpredictable, sometimes savage nature. Unity, beauty and freedom, the hallmarks of our company. Welcome to freedom.

THE BOTTLE & THE SYMBOL.

A simple bottle — solid, serious, attractive — holds the true creativity.

The three colored rosette is a symbol of liberty. A proclamation of difference. It appears as a seal, a commitment, on the sharp edge of all the bottles.

The bottle fades away in front of the juice, the superfluous leaves the place to the essential. To the essence.