ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE
Etat Libre d’Orange is an ambitious, audacious perfumery. Liberated. Free to create. Free to love and be loved. This is a different kind of perfumery, with a point of view.
A whimsical perfumery that uses irony to hone the names of its scents. A spirited perfumery that shakes up prejudices and stirs up ambiguities. A perfumery that plays with ideas and reinvents the pleasures to be found in the sense of smell, through sublime juices. These are juices composed from living matter that fuses with the skin so they can only belong to the person who wears them. Juices that are fashioned without constraint or compromise. Juices that are designed to disturb, to touch, to tempt. And seduce, seduce, seduce. Juices that are created to extend the confines of perfume, to overcome the forbidden, to break the rules. To rebel. To exist, at last.
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.