Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes
Philippine Houseboy
2012

Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes / Philippine Houseboy by Etat Libre d'Orange
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Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes is a popular perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is spicy-citrusy. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes GingerGinger CorianderCoriander LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart Notes RiceRice CardamomCardamom JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base Notes Tonka beanTonka bean AmberAmber LeatherLeather
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7.6205 Ratings
Longevity
7.3160 Ratings
Sillage
6.2163 Ratings
Bottle
7.1139 Ratings
Value for money
7.620 Ratings
Submitted by Emrocco, last update on 10.10.2022.
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DarkWinterCS
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Houseboy in a rice pot
Beside the extremely grandiose Attaquer le Soleil by Etat Libre D`Orange, which represents the pure orgy of the 120 by Sodom in a fragrance, this Fils de Dieu also found its way to me. I had tested both fragrances at the same time and was able to work out the different compositions.
In retrospect, I must say that the politically incorrect additional title Philippine Houseboy already conveys a certain description of the fragrance, which also proves to be true.

It seems clear that the brand Etat Libre D'Orange wants to polarize with the additional title or former name. However, the brand also underlines it with highly unusual fragrances. Because with this fragrance, as well as with Attaquer le Soleil, one can roughly imagine with certain background information how the respective scent could be sniffed and leaves permanent images in the memory. That such controversies appeal to us is no secret, even if some look away in shame.
Another example was until a few months ago also the names of the clothes of Naketano. Before the hut closed, the respective clothes were named in a very suggestive way and caused a certain controversy. The more it is spoken about, the more people look at it. All pure sales psychology.

This fragrance also surprises me with its nature, although it presents itself differently than the other fragrance. Less fancy, less extreme and it evokes fewer images in my head. But that does not make it worse.

The beginning is dominated by lime and coriander and therefore very fresh and herbaceous-greenish. Especially in this area it does not seem particularly obtrusive. Gradually it develops further, letting exotic spices and warming rice/rice steam take their course. A warm, soft and creamy composition, which also stimulates a certain appetite. Here it also presents itself somewhat more radiant than at the beginning.
At some point I also had the echoes of an orange blossom, but these are more likely to be assigned to another note.
In the status of the spiced rice, the scent also remains, so that you could always lick your wrist in between (during the test!)

Durability and Sillage are similar to the other fragrance. A good 5 to 6 hours can be planned before the fragrance finally goes down to its knees. Even though the Houseboy is more likely to move on this one as well. (PC back on ;-)) Especially the Sillage had surprised me a little bit, because the moment when the scent dives into the rice notes it becomes much more noticeable in the surroundings, so that it outshined also those of Attaquer le Soleil.

In any case, the fragrance does not make it easy for me whether it wants to end up in my collection. Further testing will probably be necessary to make a final decision.
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Top Review 33  
CoVid comments, first piece: No body fluids!
I have the impression that since the CoViD pandemic hit Germany with full force, commentary activity here has declined. Although I have clicked a lot of new subscriptions in the last few days, I am getting much less relevant emails than before. Well, you writers out there, in the intensive care unit or in the coffin, hopefully you are not yet, but you certainly have good reasons to hold back here. Maybe you have a home office and need to do video meetings at home and take care of the three-year-old child at the same time, and you're so tired in the evenings that you fall right into bed. Or you're always chasing toilet paper. Or have come to the conclusion that dealing with scents is vain delusion. Whatever it is, stay healthy and in good spirits
The current crisis has brought me (this can change very quickly) a slowing down and calming of my daily and weekly routines. Furthermore, my specimen storage is still well filled and I have also placed some souk orders in the last few days; I hope that everything will arrive before the post office closes. And therefore I will comment here perhaps a little more often and more regularly than usual. Maybe sometimes even if I would have written only a statement or nothing at all. As a sign of cheerful play even in difficult times. As a flag signal that I am still here. And for my own amusement as well as for those who like to read my comments and who maybe are now sitting in quarantine at home and are happy about a nice distraction.

Normally I would probably not have written anything about FdDdRedA, because I almost completely agree with Terra. In the fragrance analysis, in the intrusive images, in the point evaluation. And also the others, most recently Augusto (also with the same note), have written very well. If I want to stay with the truth, there's not much left for me to do but to paraphrase the thoughts of the esteemed co-perfumers in other words. I'll actually do that right away, but before I do that, I'd like to say a few words about the name of the company and the fragrance (including the score, which I'll be giving from now on).

I don't know how the brand came to be called "État libre d'Orange" and have not tried to research it, but in any case it is a play on words. In its basic meaning, it is the Orange Free State (also known as the Orange Republic), a Boer Republic in southern Africa founded on slavery, which then became a sub-state or province in the South African Union (later South African Republic). "Oranje" because of the Dutch royal house of the Oranians, since the Boers came from the Netherlands. It remains to be seen whether the founders considered that it is a bit strange to name a "Free State" (i.e. a republic) after a royal dynasty. Since the company hardly wanted to express its sympathy with apartheid by naming it, it must be a jeu de mots, because "État" can also mean "state" or "stand" in addition to "state", so something like "free state of orange" resonates and wherever you want to turn the kaleidoscope of meaning. I think it would be funny if the company had its headquarters in the Provencal city of Orange or if it mainly produced orange fragrances. As far as I know, neither is the case, so maybe the creators were only coked on coke
I give four points for the name FdDdRedA. Bad, because first of all I can't stand scented names with excessive length, which cannot be pronounced reasonably. Extremely annoying habit, no fun, mostly mindless. Secondly, I think that it is not necessarily necessary to make jokes and gimmicks with religious names in a commercial context. I don't mind satire, but with luxury consumer goods, it doesn't have to be. Still four points, because rice and citrus fruits (citrus notes) go together, because that's how the stuff really smells. And because it sounds kind of poetic, I think. By the way, if there are French people or French teachers among the readers of this commentary, help to clear up the situation. I mean yes, the translation that is usually offered here: "The son of the rice and citrus god" is not quite correct, I mean, that would be: "Fils DU Dieu de Riz et des Agrumes". As it is written here, "Fils DE Dieu de Riz et des Agrumes" is rather "The Son of God [as a strictly Christian term Technicus] of rice and citric" (i.e. like "the Mother of God of Gouadeloupe").

Anyway, the name sounds somehow nicer, friendlier and more cheerful than the usual ELDO scent names like "Palast Nutten", "Fetter Elektriker", "Herrliche Körperflüssigkeiten" or "Weihnachten auf dem Balkon". And so it is. This here is the anti-secretions, the cuddly ELDO.

The very first thing I feel with FdDdRedA is a somehow disturbing animal or maybe rather vegetable stinky note, very slightly only, not disgusting, but slightly irritating, something slightly rotten and stinging (could come from coriander herb). But this retreats within minutes into the overall composition, which I actually feel, whether I am influenced by the hub or not, who knows, as a rather dual interplay of very fine, pleasant, soft citric (this is the dominant part) and creamy, equally fine rice. I write creamy, but the tendency here is not so much towards rice pudding as towards the finest dry-dusty rice powder, which can have a very noble fragrance. This is then played around and made more interesting by strong smelling but low dosed spices and playful flowers. This only scratches the gourmandism. It is a really beautiful and interesting scent, which then settles relatively quickly into a moderately sweet tonka-musk base, but in which rice and citrus fruits are still "kept". In fact - others have already said so - the fragrance in this very long finishing phase is then a skin scent in a double sense, on the one hand it is skinny, close to the skin, i.e. long lasting, small sillage, and on the other hand it is a skin-enhancing scent of which one only notices for sure that it is not the natural scent of the skin when comparing the sprayed left hand with the "naked" right hand. A pity actually, would be great if the own skin smelled like that.

So no brutal truths of pus, blood and sperm from the depths as in the Secretions Magnifique, but here the finest, almost sweet perfume for the surface. But the art of perfumery isn't suitable for Memento Mori either, which is why a lot is written about the Secretions, but fragrances like FdDdRedA are more likely to be worn, and that's a good thing.
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Augusto
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Top Review 12  
No rice bowl exoticism after all?
A steaming pot opens and a cloud of fresh scents of lemongrass and basmati rice hits AugustA. Satisfied sigh. Okay, the rice isn't that bad. Satisfied sigh. On the skin you will only find a lime drink and a coconut dish - no, not really at all - if so, then only with a lot of imagination. Satisfied sigh.
What remains is a satisfied sigh, indecision about the shape of the fragrance, a fresh winter scent, unusual, deliciously steaming, on a sweaty wooden base for dessert? And of course this doubly confusing name. Typical ELDO, but this time very friendly and wearable at any time. Satisfied sigh.
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Very helpful Review 11  
Fresh rice in Asian style
After my comments on Secreations Magnifiques, Cologne and Noel au Balcon now also this of the great brand Etat Libre D'Orange. My last comment on the brand for the time being, as I have now tested these 4 extensively thanks to bottlings. Which I can say for sure: There will be more to follow from this brand. Great brand, which are not so expensive for niche conditions.
"The Son of God, rice and citrus" is the translation. The brand is known for unusual concepts and names. Here the name already reveals what this is mainly about: citrus fruits and rice. Also the nickname "Philippine Houseboy" reveals: This one has a strong Far Eastern touch. Rice and citrus fruits are widespread there anyway.

I love the flacons. Just for that, I will buy at least one of these brands. I like this noble finish with this eye-catching pattern. Great trademark.
In my opinion, the fragrance itself is somewhat more complex. Many fragrances make it difficult to give an exact description of the fragrance. Especially during the first half hour I feel very complex and need getting used to. Fresh citrus fruits such as lime are active, but also an unusual spice. Not everyone's gonna like it. But after about 30min to 1 hour it gets really tasty: rice. This rice note reminds me of fresh rice steam or the smell of freshly filled rice. Coconut and cinnamon give the rice a sweetish touch of rice pudding. Delicious and very gentle. In addition, there is a very gentle Asian touch. The combination of citrus fruits, rice, coconut, cinnamon and other spices works well. It's very tempting and delicious, but never too heavy. Also with the scent type classification here one sees a multifaceted picture. Of many fragrances a little bit and therefore very balanced.
The performance is solid. Durability is good with many hours, Sillage keeps within limits and is never too intrusive. Due to this middle Sillage also suitable for everyday use. Versatile can also be used, but above all a leisure fragrance for me. Unisex is perfectly justified in my opinion.

All in all worth a test. A must for rice lovers.
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The Asian
At first you can notice an intense citric - woody note, which brings a very minimal musty touch and is due to the ginger.

At the same time a herbaceous and greenish - citric note can be perceived, which comes from the bergamot in the interplay of the lime.

In the background you can see something mintlike, which removes the minimal musty touch of ginger and I actually tipped on mint, but the internet kindly told me that this scent property comes from Shiso.

A little bit later you arrived at the Asian of your confidence.

A bright, yet powerful floral sweetish hint of jasmine is blown into the nose, cooked with the finest Basmati rice, from which rises a wonderfully exotic sweet powdery steam of coconut.

To the rice an intensively aromatic - spicy sauce was selected, reminiscent of celery and leek, which fits really wonderfully and is to be owed to the coriander leaf, which was refined with a pinch of cinnamon.

In the last 3 hours a very soft, smooth note is noticeable, which carries a fine almond and vanilla breath with itself and is to be owed to the musk and the Tonka bean, which let the smell marvelously fade out
Cardamom, French Mairose, Vetiver, Amber, Leather and Beavergeil I couldn't see, but I can imagine very well that these components were used for the background.

Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes is a pleasant companion during the spring, autumn and winter months for women and men of all ages who are looking for the order number 29 of their Asian, but unfortunately do not have time to eat, but would like to be surrounded by the scent.

In total, the fragrance lasts 7 hours on my skin.

The Sillage is conceived from the outset in such a way that one is perceived clearly at an arm's length and this is also maintained 3.5 hours in such a way, before it reduces itself in quiet steps, until the smell finally completely fades away.
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ScentwitchScentwitch 1 year ago
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Lime dripped on sweet rice with grated ginger. Amber shows up later. What a gorgeous scent!
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TapirMedardTapirMedard 4 years ago
7.5
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Surprisingly versatile perfume. I can't say for sure which category it belongs to. Masterful work by Ralph Schwieger.
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