April 14, 2015
For every epoch, for every era, there are remarkable people. Thus begins the marketing copy for Etat Libre D’Orange’s new fragrance, Remarkable People which Megan and I previewed at Esxence 2015. (I did a mini review and if you have followed the history of Etat Libre D'Orange Creative Director Etienne De Swardt he is certainly remarkable ).
“In classical mythologies, there were the demigods, the offspring of a god and a human, or a mortal who was raised to divine status. An ancient Greek poet used the word demigod as a synonym for hero. They demonstrated strength and power, a willingness to face challenges and confront danger. In the New World, there were the explorers, who discovered unknown lands. They were heroes too, battling forces of nature to find new territories. And throughout history – scientists, artists, composers, entertainers — all heroes in their own way. New heroes are born every day. There is an element, or an event, or a circumstance, or maybe just a quirk in their personalities that changes them, empowers them, enables them to transcend the ordinary. They believe in something different, something better. They want to change the rules, break the rules, alter the status quo, in whatever grand or small way they find meaningful. They are on a journey, and maybe it’s the effort alone that makes them remarkable.”
Notes: Grapefruit, champagne accord, cardamom, jasmine, curry, black pepper, labdanum, sandalwood, gourmand accord.
Perfumer: Cécile Matton Polge of Mane
Eau de Parfum 100 mL /125€
This new scent will have a limited launch in June in a few markets in Europe and will be rolled out in September to the rest of the world. PS I drained my sample.
Via Etat Libre D’Orange
–Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief