While there’s nothing wrong with loving a scent that everyone else loves, there’s also nothing quite like an off-the-beaten-path fragrance that makes you feel special. Etat Libre d’Orange offers fragrances with interesting notes you don’t usually find in a perfume and makes them smell so good. The Parisian perfumery offers 30 fragrances, and their top 10 best-selling eau de parfum scents are available for $220 each, at Escentials. Here’s what we love from the selection.
1. Dangerous Complicity
… smells sweet on skin – like a mix of a floral perfume and a spicy, musky scent. The initial strong scent fades quickly to a subtle, pleasant one.
2. Remarkable People
… is a fizzy-citrusy scent at first whiff; the curry note (which isn’t overly prominent) with pepper gradually leaves skin smelling spicy-woody.
3. Like This
… initially smells like spicy ginger with floral and citrusy notes, then gradually fades to what smells like ginger snaps.
4. La Fin du Monde
… smells sweet like popcorn, with a hint of smokiness.
5. Putain des Palaces
… smells like a leather biker jacket sprayed with a powdery-spicy floral perfume.
6. You or Someone Like You
… has a fresh scent that smells of cucumber, mint and lemon water – like a mojito.
A version of this article first appeared in the January 2018 issue of Her World magazine.