Cologne by Etat Libre d'Orange
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Cologne is a perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemonLemon
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
MintMint
Heart Notes Heart NotesMagnoliaMagnolia
Orange blossomOrange blossom
JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwoodCedarwood
Patchouli Orpur®Patchouli Orpur®
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

7.486 Ratings

Longevity

6.471 Ratings

Sillage

6.071 Ratings

Bottle

6.872 Ratings

Value for money

7.710 Ratings
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 14.10.2021.
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10
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
DUSTom
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Helpful Review    3  
Troublemaker on the wrong track
Etat libre d'Orange is also here on this page a perfume house that strongly polarizes.
Already alone the names of the smells are to provoke. No perfumer calls his work 'thick electrician' or 'flowers from the garbage', to list only two of countless example possibilities. Already with the name the potential customer should become curious (also the name of the Paris fragrance house already falls into this category).

The fragrances themselves, I would describe as mostly very experimental. The broad mass they do not address, they should not...Who wears a fragrance of Eldo can actually be sure not to smell him on every corner.
Some of the fragrances are here on this page even called disgusting, or repulsive, but no matter, to each his own...

Two fragrances from this French house, however, are very high in the course with me: The very spring-like, minty 'You or someone like you" (perhaps later also times for this a separate review), as well as the great Cologne.
Here there is no provocation, neither in the name, nor in the fragrance itself.

The cologne smells really fine, clean and very neat. White flower, lemon and musk dominate this masterpiece I would not speak here at all of the great Dufterlebniss, a development hardly takes place, but who is looking for a clean feel-good fragrance, can not go wrong here.
Also the H&S are quite in the green range.

Conclusion: it goes also times without provocation to attract attention.

9
Scent
7
Longevity
4
Sillage
8
Bottle
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Top Review    38  
Neukölln 26 - And where are the pukes?
The ELDO brand has worked extremely persistently to lose its bad image with me, and now it has almost done it.

It starts with the name of the brand. I don't like companies that consist of 3 1/2 words, I think it's rude to the customer to either talk your mouth off ("Have you heard of the new Etat Libre d'Orange?" - who talks like that?) or resort to dorky abbreviations like ELDO (Kinda reminds me of BRD, El Dorado and for some unknown reason Scrooge McDuck). Besides, Oranje Vrijstaat always makes me think of apartheid.

The problem continues with the names of the individual fragrances, which are often too hip for me ('Encens et Bubblegum') too long ('Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes', aka FDDDREDA), too deliberately risqué ('Putain des Palaces', i.e. Palace Whore) or just too stupid ('Hermann a mes cotes me paraissait une ombre').

And finally, I can do nothing with the promise to submit disgusting shocker fragrances, because I'm bourgeois enough to want to smell good - at least from stories, almost everyone knows the somehow smell of sperm, blood, pus and brain matter 'Secretions Magnifiques'.

I have to admit, though, that I've really enjoyed all three of the ELDOs I've tested so far (Vierges et Toreros, Fat Electrician and the aforementioned Son of God of Rice and Citrus). I also found them all more cuddly than scandalous. A bit sophisticated, yes, but on the whole mainstream compatible and not at all dissonant.

And now the Orange present a cologne (in the small print then also declared as 'Eau de Parfum', so a Cologne-EdP like the Gunpowder Cologne of Urban Scents reviewed by me four days ago), which really convinces me and elicits me the (albeit very scarce) 9.

Although of the typical cologne five-sound of lemon, bergamot, neroli, lavender and rosemary remains here only the lemon (at least in the officially declared ingredients), this cologne comes across as a knackered member of the Farina family. The kinship to classics like 4711 is absolutely unmistakable. This image is reinterpreted by loud small accent shifts (mandarin instead of bergamot, mint instead of rosemary, orange blossom instead of neroli, heavy flowers instead of lavender, and a fat, smacking base underneath).

This comes across as juicy, powerful, and richly luminous, with exciting fruity-herbaceous-sweet and even, from wherever, salty notes shining through. While I was still disparaging about the trend to make colognes more "modern and sensual" by adding musk (why does a cologne need to be modern, and why on earth sensual, if I want it to be sensual, I won't go for a cologne), with the Mugler colognes, which probably belong in the same vein, this modernisation has actually succeeded. Perhaps, since unlike Mugler the musk does not cloud and smear the image, but really only fuller and at most minimally softer can be.

To be added remains:

The 'list price' of this fragrance is 100 euros for 100 ml. That is despite the good quality a lot. Because 'cologne' keeps significantly longer than a traditional cologne, but only with very generous dosage and even then only very close to the skin. A halfway decent freshness radiation can be enjoyed, almost as with a 4711 or similar classics, only for a few minutes.

I found the fragrance so surprisingly good that I also took a closer look at the perfumer Alexandra Kosinski. She's quite prolific and apparently not under contract anywhere permanently, but freelance. She has composed fragrances for Playboy and Kylie Minogue as well as (two even) for Parfums de Marly. However, I am not aware of any other fragrance by her.
32 Replies
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Longevity
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Sillage
8
Bottle
Emorandeira

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Emorandeira
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A Cologne more...
This is just one more Cologne as the cents that most brands have. I smell one and i think i have smelt all of them... It doenst Matter if is called Cologne indeleble, neroli portofino, Brasil & neroli, 4117 etc etc. Just a fresh fragance good for spray after shower or to usé yo go to work, to the beach or during the day under Hot weather. Unisex and very weareable but too classical for me... It is not necessary to pay this amount of money for something like this...

Scent: 6
Longevity: 5
Sillage: 6
Quality/price: 3
Versatility: 10
Originality: 4
Global: 5
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
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Very helpful Review    9  
A typical Cologne
Etat Libre D'Orange - a great brand with mostly fancy names and stylish flacons from France. Apart from Sécrétions Magnifiques, there are many fragrances with interesting concepts that I wanted to test. Just before summer, this cologne comes in handy and chose a small bottling from an online retailer. There are few fragrances with the Cologne additional title that really knock my socks off. However, this is more due to the concept. Colognes should be solid, fresh and clean. This cologne, which by the way is an EdP, but is still very cologne-like, fulfils this purpose.

The scent pyramid is very clear. Few scents, no division into head, heart and base. In fact, this fragrance is very simple and straightforward, which I find appropriate for a cologne. Nevertheless, it is high quality from the beginning. At the beginning it starts with lots of bergamot, citric with a slight blood orange note. In the beginning it splashes like this, smelled a thousand times. Later with the musk it gets better. Somehow it develops totally beautifully. With a nice flowery mix. The floral notes, especially orange blossom, are very soft and fresh and go well with this fresh cologne.
All in all, this fragrance is a typical cologne: fresh, uncomplicated and the big surprises and highlights are missing. This in a very solid and convincing way.
Unfortunately the performance is also cologne-like. The Sillage is ok, the durability is rather meagre with about 4-5 hours. For about 100 Euro a 100ml this scent is not cheap, but still in the frame. Not a bad choice for the summer.
Unisex is absolutely justified. It's right in the middle.
5
Scent
2.5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Gold

470 Reviews
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Very helpful Review    4  
A very decent "Cologne" from ELdO
"A nice scent": blood orange, bergamot, orange blossom, jasmine, musk, leather... - that's what it says on my sample. "Cologne" is one of the latest EldO scents, but as the name indicates, it is a traditional Eau de Cologne that presents a cool, fresh topnote through which the bergamot-jasmine heart emerges with clarity and without any sweetness. A pleasant scent which represents the genre in an exhilarating and vivacious fashion. Hints of leather and musk only appear at the final stage. Ageless and unfussy.

Statements

KingPinKingPin 3 months ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Clean, fresh. Just tested, but it may be the kind of scent you get tired of while wearing, just like Molecule 01.
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 1 year ago
6
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Just a Cologne more as the typical colognes that most of brands has in their collection. Fresh, everyday use, work or Sport. Not original
ItchynoseItchynose 3 years ago
8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Blood orange and bergamot sitting on top of smooth leather. Citrusy, pleasant and one of ELdO's easiest to wear creations.

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