Eloge du Traitre (2006)

Eloge du Traitre by Etat Libre d'Orange
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Eloge du Traitre is a perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange for women and men and was released in 2006. The scent is spicy-green. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Tarragon, Geranium, Clove, Jasmine, Leather, Bay leaf, Musk, Patchouli, Pine

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (58 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (42 Ratings)

Sillage

6.0 (37 Ratings)

Bottle

6.2 (38 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 22.08.2019
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WRoth

153 Reviews
WRoth
WRoth
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Eloge du Traitre
This fragrance opens with a bold mix of pine and kitchen herbs with an added touch of clove to warm this accord. To me this fragrance does not smell like a forest, but rather like an old pharmacy. It also vaguely reminds me of Spezie by Lorenzo Villoresi. After two hours jasmine breaks through the green main accord. This marks the second stage of this fragrance: patchouli and leather replace the kitchen herbs, creating a dusty, dry base for the sheer floral note to dance on.
6.0/10
Sleuth

30 Reviews
Sleuth
Sleuth
Very helpful Review    6
First impression
'In Praise of the Traitor' is pine-patchouli fragrance. The opening starts with bay leaf and a little tarragon. Once the fragrance enters the heart, the pine becomes apparent, and to my nose, the patchouli as well. Some clove makes the heart a bit spicier. In the dry down there's again pine and patchouli. There might be some leather too, but I couldn't pinpoint it. I suppose at the end,the fragrance becomes a bit woodier

Compared to other pine fragrances this one has more patchouli. The main note (pine) is made to seem extra dark green, because of the patchouli. I got the same impression from Aramis Havana. The pine note smells more like woodsy pine tree, than like green pine needles. While people see most similarity to Caron Yatagan, I'd like to contrast it with Lutens Fille en Aiguilles: Both Traitre and Fille smell rather woody and dry, but Traitre really shows the patchouli. Fille may be more unisex because it has less herbal notes and perhaps a pinch of sweetness. The herbal notes make Traitre lean towards the masculine side. IMO Yatagan is more animalic, and I also think that Traitre isnt similar to Polo

While I don't love this scent, it's a solid fragrance that's worth considering.
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