Experimentum Crucis (2019)

Experimentum Crucis by Etat Libre d'Orange
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Experimentum Crucis is a new and limited perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is floral-fruity. Limited Edition

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Fragrance Notes

Lychee, Apple, Rose absolute, Jasmine absolute, Honey, Patchouli, Musk



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The rose gives honey to the bees
Sweet rose. Right at the start after an alcohol surge. Then a tone is added, apple and lychee presumably, which in combination with the rose looks like burnt rubber. Burned gum in a fruity/floral way. This impression soon goes back to making room for caraway - together with rose. In this phase it reminds a little of Lumiere Noire from MFK, also because Patchouli might already have been visible subliminally. In addition there is a slightly animal/erotic note. One always thinks in the first moment "ah, only rose" and then immediately, when one gets involved only a little, one perceives much more. The woods then ground the rose fragrance. Also here a parallel to Lumiere noire.

EC works differently on (my) skin than on a test strip. The rose is dominant on the skin only later, the fruit parts appear stronger and more acidic at the beginning, the burnt rubber note remains longer. The rose also appears "sharper" and less sweet. Here I also recognize the reason of sweetness and animalism - it is honey with musk.

I like this fragrance, a lot. It is engaging, iridescent and fruity warm in all its rosiveness. Tendentiell sometimes so flowery-sweet that I see him more on ladies than on gentlemen, but if I had to classify him he would be unisex ;)

Autumn/winter, going out/evening would be the main classification for me, but except in the extreme heat you can wear it whenever you want. The durability is however rather small, even if again and again a "breath" is to be heard.

Finally I would like to go into the thoughts I had while testing the fragrance. The name and the reference to Newton are already striking. Yeah, there's a little apple that's supposed to have fallen on his head and so on. But basically it is an unconventional rose-honey wood scent with a light coconut note. But when I now connect the rose with the "cross" of the perfume name I come ... on the Rosicrucians, which had as symbol a rose among other things at the (wood) cross. The Rosicrucians call "knowledge" among other things honey, which they want to gain from the rose on the cross ... one of her aphorisms is "Dat rosa mel apibus" - "The rose gives honey to the bees". - Now also the Rosicrucians know/knew that the rose supplies only nectar, and the bees themselves produce the honey - this is the covert task for the spiritual man to bring about new works and a transformation of mankind from the mystical truths. And so Etat Libre D'Orange writes on her website about the fragrance: "we have tried to create a fragrance that will change the world."

Maybe just thoughts overexcited with the scent of roses? Well possible! But: Newton was (most likely) Rosicrucian ;)
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