La Fin du Monde 2013

La Fin du Monde by Etat Libre d'Orange
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La Fin du Monde is a perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Quentin Bisch

Fragrance Notes

Ambrette seed absolute, Freesia, Haitian vetiver, Orris absolute, Cumin, Madagascan black pepper, Carrot seed, Popcorn, Sandalwood, Gun powder, Sesame, Styrax

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (96 Ratings)

Longevity

7.0 (71 Ratings)

Sillage

5.8 (73 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (78 Ratings)
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Emorandeira

295 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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Iris, popcorn and a lovely sweetness
La fin du monde is my favourite perfume of this House. The smell is very different to other perfumes that i had smelt before though It has phases which remember to other perfumes. The base of the perfume is for me a very Well worked iris. A powdery, sweet and bloomy iris. Around It a very delicate balsámic and Woody sweetness accomplished with a very good mix of carrot, ambrette Seed, sandalwood or styrax. In other hand It has also a Green and vegetable vibe given by the vetiver. The spices and the popcorn smell finish the fragance given a very different character. Into the dry down the sweetness fades a bit off and It becaumes more spicy.
The performance is however only average. The longevity is not bad but the performance is very subtle. With a better performance is could be one of my favourite perfumes and a very good option for nightuse. Nevertheless i think It is better for day time use due to his very delicate performance. I would wear It but i think It is more oriented for women. I have this perfume un muy wishlist because overall this is a different and very interesting fragance.

Scent: 10
Longevity: 8
Sillage: 6
Quality/price: 7
Versatility: 8
Originality: 10
Global: 9
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FrauHolle

1 Review
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FrauHolle
FrauHolle
Top Review    27  
Chernobyl burns, by the way
...and the Amazonas too; East-Africa can't get rid of the locust plague, 7 weeks no rainfall worth mentioning, kitchen rolls and Bifi are out in the Assi net, and Bavaria renames the ban on masking as compulsory mask; oh yes, and there was something else. Something with knockout, no, there rings no bell. As Don Juan Da Cat rightly predicted three years ago (who would have thought?), the world has come to an end. Well, too bad, eh? Now we've all accumulated so many perfume bottles here, when in a few million years' time, when archaeologists brush them free, this perfume forum and our generation will be found out, and we'll get a glimpse of WHO was responsible for this whole mess in the twenties. But hey, dear people from/in the future, very briefly:
WE actually just sat here and collected perfume bottles and commented and stuff! Honestly!

Hardly any of us have flown around a lot (and if we have, then only inland), or sailed to Venice on big pots, and washed out pier and gondolas with the bow wave (I'm not a captain) ((but I think it would be an advantage if we all practiced apnea)); everyone of us has so incredibly many different kinds of perfume, from different perfume houses, from completely different countries at home here, nobody can accuse us of anything, and certainly not fool us.

In any case, "La Fin Du Monde" smells just like ALL my other perfumes from my collection (just look it up); all sprayed on top of each other at the same time From top to bottom.
Greetings, a contemporary witness
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Fqjcior

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Fqjcior
Fqjcior
Helpful Review    5  
The end of the world will smell of popcorn and iris.
How will the end of the World smell like? Each of us has their own different idea (I am guessing that many of those ideas would be influenced by Hollywood productions). Quentin Bisch had had a very untypical imagination of the smell, which had been then transformed into perfumes, which in 2013 Etat Libre d’Orange – a niche perfumery brand added to their portfolio. Bisch is a young and promising perfumer, known to those who have seen Perfume series at BBC. In the show Bisch, as a young Givaudan perfumery school adept, with tears in his eyes tells us how his dreams are coming true to become a true perfumer. This touching the heartstrings scene shows us how sensitive and full of limitless passion are perfume creators and how important these traits are in this remarkable profession. The founder of Etat Libre d’Orange – Etienne de Swardt – had known Bisch even before he joined Givaudan. Bisch had been regularly visiting flag perfumery shop EldO in Paris and introduced himself as a big fan of the brand and de Swardt’s perfumery conception. So when Etienne decided to create a scent inspired by book ”The End of the World Filmed by the Angel of Notre-Dame” Bisch was the first one that came to his mind. La Fin du Monde was the first solo and fully commercial composition made by Quentin. With this smell he proved his undeniable talent. I will say more – he got off to a very good start – as it was a very strong debut!
The start-off stuns with exquisite and at the same time very present-day version of iris (which resembles the one used in Dior Homme), which was skilfully enhanced by carrot seeds that harmonize with the iris perfectly – this was already proved by Rosine Courage in Nirmal for Laboratorio Olfattivo and Bertrand Duchaufour in Bois d’Ombrie for Eau D’Italie. Cumin and sesame brilliantly fulfill the innovative and very eloquent popcorn cord that lends a kind of surprising and intriguing aura(we can also smell the characteristic popcorn butter theme there as well). Popcorn was Bisch’s first idea for the smell. During one of his talks with de Swardt, Bisch tried to convince him that every idea for the end of the World comes from different movies, American movies mostly. Popcorn was an ideal ingredient for this how perverse conception… Ingenious, is it not? I myself like and admire such ideas very much.

With time this very intense at the beginning scent looses its power but is well present within the next couple of hours. It gains warm sensuality due to sandalwood and ambrette, which together enrich the sensual and physical base of the smell(the essence from ambrette seeds was used earlier by James Heeley in cool as Autumn rain Iris de Nuit). The base of the smell is very characteristic and it engrosses as well as stages of the smell. As we can see here La Fin du Monde as a whole smells surprisingly pleasant and at the same time very intriguing as it is very familiar and alien at the same time.

La Fin du Monde wins me over to itself from the very first second till the very last one (the distance is quite far by the way). It is a fantastic fragrance that presents pure perfumery ingenuity. I have not had a chance to wear this kind of scent – created with great passion, inventiveness and fresh look for a long time. Bisch skilfully made a use of well-trodden paths and at the same time found new ones. With great courage he connected uncommon notes in one absolutely convincing whole, that makes fully operational – and what is even more important – wearable perfume, which is far from those niche ”freaks” but perfectly matches the style of Etat Libre d’Orange which is known for its original ideas and brave pushing of boundaries of what is known as perfumes. Quentin Bisch has created fully original, modern and with avantgarde taste fragrance, that is worn with pure pleasure and satisfaction, the one that you have when you wear special perfume.

I do not think La Fin du Monde is either female or male. I would rather say it is bit more masculine only because it lacks archetype female notes, and present iris is totally served as unisex. I would say that more female is Dior Homme, especially when we talk about Intense version of the smell rather than La Fin du Monde, which I think of as an important flask to test not only by those who admire Dior Homme.

main notes: popcorn, carrot seed, cumin, sesame, black pepper, freesia, vetiver, sandalwood, ambrette, iris, styrax, gunpowder

launched in: 2013

perfumer: Quentin Bisch
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Sweetgrass

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Sweetgrass
Sweetgrass
Very helpful Review    4  
World's End
I received this sample on top of my sample order from ELdO. I put it on and first thought this was another case of mistaken identity, as with Gucci's Guilty and a host of other perfumes with grandiose names and mediocre or outright boring juices. This is not the fallout of an apocalypse, and its half-life is much shorter than plutonium's.

Among the official notes, popcorn and gunpowder are listed. Maybe they're even there, I wouldn't notice from all the other stuff going on in this perfume. La Fin du Monde is a rich, warm blend of spices and woods and a bit of flower, verging on oriental, and if this is indeed the end of the world, I want to live there. Clearly it is less like any of the dystopias that seem popular right now and more like one of the four free houses in DC's Sandman comics, named "World's End"—a rustic tavern lit by oil lamps and fireplaces that is bigger on the inside than it seems, and provides a safe haven for all kinds of creatures ripped from their own worlds by all kinds of disasters; a place governed by its own laws rather than those of any of its guests' mundane realities. It's a perfect fantasy for the cold and dark season.

The perfume isn't very special, though, nor is it groundbreaking, and that is a disappointment from a house that produces scents like Jasmine et Cigarette. Had this been named "A Polar Night's Dream" or something, it would have worked, but on such a warm, nuanced and welcoming scent the radioactivity warning sign is just embarrassing. ELdO should gift it to Thierry Mugler for his Alien range. Nevertheless a good scent, appropriately unisex, and doesn't disappear immediately.
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 172 days ago
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LFDM is a very interesting and original perfume. It has a sweet face, based on the iris rounded by flowers, Woods and balsam and a spicy one
TetrodoxTetrodox 20 months ago
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This is what I expect Justine (Kirsten Dunst) to wear in the final scenes of the movie 'Melancholia', a joyful infantil sadness, a relieve..
ItchynoseItchynose 20 months ago
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Apparently the end of the world will smell of iris, gunpowder and vegetables. Not terribly apocalyptic but not mind blowing either.

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