Une Amourette - Roland Mouret 2017

Une Amourette - Roland Mouret by Etat Libre d'Orange
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Une Amourette - Roland Mouret is a popular perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Daniela Andrier

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPink pepperPink pepper
CardamomCardamom
NeroliNeroli
Heart Notes Heart NotesPeachPeach
IrisIris
PatchouliPatchouli
Base Notes Base NotesOpoponaxOpoponax
Akigalawood®Akigalawood®
Vanilla absoluteVanilla absolute

Ratings

Scent

7.593 Ratings

Longevity

7.878 Ratings

Sillage

7.179 Ratings

Bottle

7.478 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 15.04.2021.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
ErhanSaceros
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ErhanSaceros
ErhanSaceros
Helpful Review    6  
A tree to hug
No! Not like King Söder once did. Not in such a half-hearted and distant way. This tree from the house of ELDO, I want to hug it tight. Never let it go. And sniff it constantly.

I can usually do little with woody notes in perfumes. I'll happily put up with them as supporting actors/supporters, but when they take center stage, I quickly get bored. Woody notes are for me often unlively, inflexible, stubborn, boring and (too) dry.

Now here I have discovered a woody that truly blows me away. Whether synthetics play a role in the patchouli oil fractionation for the extraction of Akigalawood, I can not judge. Chemistry was unfortunately my weakest subject.

But god, is that woody note so authentic! It seems cool, breathy, smoky, alive, fresh (sawn), and partly damp. It is not somehow transparent or hazy to perceive. It is crystal clear, spicy looking, and close enough to touch. I feel very safe with it, and in the process, something familiar is triggered in me. Whether I have smelled a similar woody note in the forest, in my grandparents' village or even in other fragrances, I can't say. But the fact is that I do not get rid of this homey feeling.

And as if that were not enough, this brilliance is underpinned by a soft, powdery, subtly floral-sweet cream and partially fused together. In this, the wood doesn't lose character at all. Here I guess the careful dosage of vanilla and iris.
A certain relationship to the powdery note in "Eight & Bob - The Original" I can not deny. I had also very much liked there.

Here, supposed opposites make great theater. Even if the cool wood is dominant in relation to the creamy-blue-warm note, a surprisingly successful contrast was still created here. And I find the color gradient of the bottle reflects this also skillfully! Even if there are no major changes in the fragrance itself, the continuous balance between the actors is admirable.
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7
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
Altholz
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Altholz
Altholz
   1  
Furniture polish meets canned milk?
Freshly sprayed on the skin: WOW! Lightly peppery patchouli in a wooden coat. I like it very much!

But then already after about 1 minute the shock! Where did the ingredients that had just been smelled disappear to? They really did hide behind a wall of an indefinable mix of furniture polish and tinned milk. OK, a very slight hint of vanilla is still perceptible, but Iris completely misses my nose. I can't understand the described sauna and pharmacy comparisons either, especially not the comparison with the great "BlackPepper" by Comme de Garcons. There the captive "Pepperwood" was used, which shines here completely by abstinence.

Now, however, after about 2 hours, the unbelievable follows in the drydown: the fragrance has completely changed again to a slightly sweetish dry wood with a subtle iris note in the background. Unfortunately, it has now become a pure Skin Scent and the canned milk only shines through slightly. It's a pity, but not a candidate for me.
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Emorandeira

356 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
   0  
Spicy and oudy neroli fragance
Nice but weird, weird, weird... However weird doesnt mind bad and this a very weird but great scent. It remember me a lot to symphonie de neroli by bortnikoff, but in this case the opening is very peppery (i know that It probably doent have any pepper un but all together makes an effect like the pepper smell) while the bortnikoff one is much more oudy. Yo the dry down this peppery vibe becomes more in neroli, so maybe is produced for a high neroli concentration at the beggining. In the dry down both perfumes become more similar because un this one some note very similar to oud begins to appear and in the brotnikoff one the medicinal and fecal feeling fades off. So for me the dry down in une amourette is just lovely!! Vanilla and iris gives some powdery and sweet character tonthe dry down.
The longevity is quité, more coparing yo the other fragance that Daniela Rocher has made for the brand which is almost imperceptible. The sillage is good but moderate. I would use more at day than at night and better with colder weather. Totally unisex.

Scent: 8
Longevity: 8
Sillage: 7
Quality/price: 7
Versatility: 6
Originality: 9
Global: 8
8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Flaconesse
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Flaconesse
   8  
A wild affair
All of a sudden, those feelings were there. Was it his scent, his walk or her smile that suddenly sparked the sparks? Looks meet, say more than words. A hint with the fence post is no longer necessary, it simply falls into the middle of the action in the form of several boards from Akigalawood, buries everything, dusts pepperily through the area, numbing, intoxicating, everything capturing. Why does it feel so exciting, so new? Was it because he was taken or because he was too young? Because he never dared to dream he could cast a spell over this proud woman?

Stormily rolling around in the sheets, cannot get enough from each other, until one sinks completely exhausted into the gentle arms of the bitter orange blossoms, which are blown up in a light breeze. A new consciousness is awakening. More gently than before, almost sweetly mild, like breathed kisses, on the palms of the hands, the neck, the eyelids. Protective and loving, the delicate veil of white flowers lies over the wood, creating a bewitching tension of aromas here and there. They keep looking at each other to make sure of the situation. Nice words fall and even more tingling looks. The first iris blossoms stretch their heads through the waving blanket of neroli, complementing the sea of flowers.

It does not remain with an encounter, not with a moment, but who could have foreseen this before. Hundreds of beautiful and painful, exciting and tender feelings arise, which are preserved forever, somewhere in a secret hiding place. And when everything is finally over, a last pale breath of pepperiness remains, reminiscent of the wild times and the sweet, conciliatory scent of vanilla, quietly whispering: "Yes, it was worth it! and all heartaches can be forgotten.

Une Amourette - I would do it again.
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jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Very helpful Review    6  
suntan
Perfume marketing tends to induce tsunami-sized eye-rolls in me, so I have a love/meh relationship with Etat Libre d'Orange. Love the perfume, cringe at the 'stories' the brand gives each of its perfumes. The scene-setting melodrama can be interesting as a side-bar, but the 'story' is irrelevant to the experience of the perfume. So when a friend recently turned me on to Une Amourette I started the odd little two-step I find myself doing with most ELDO perfumes: enjoy the perfume and just ignore the story. But the dance takes enough effort that I eventually give in, read the text and have a laugh.

I had just written some quick notes for myself that started with, "It’s a lovely, conservatively proportioned floriental. A contemporary take on a traditional genre." when I decided to take a peek at ELDO's take on Une Amourette. There designer Roland Mouret's is quoted: "Une Amourette is a no-holds-barred fragrance. It is not for everybody. It’s divisive. It will corrupt the fragrance category with its subversive positioning." Oh, for fuck's sake. Really?

Une Amourette isn't divisive or subversive in the least. But you know what? It's gorgeous. Forget corrupting categories and just dig the feel-goodness of Une Amourette--that's where this perfume hits its stride. A peppery citrus opening is the freshest, though not necessarily the brightest moment of the perfume. Matte, spicy, creamy-powdered florals illuminate the perfume from within and transfer their glow to your skin. A mineralic vanilla-almond accord forms a backdrop for the skanky white florals and reminds me of the way Bellodgia set a spicy carnation against a chewy marzipan stage curtain for maximum effect. Here the result is less powdery, more mineralic and far more modern than comparison to the old Caron perfume might imply.

The heartnotes blend into a listless olfactory image of vintage suntan lotion. The particular combo of solar florals and creamy woods actually suggest a whipped-smooth beige or khaki tone. The almond-vanilla accord reinforces the image with a matte sand or putty tint, but perfumer Andrier takes a page from Coco Chanel's book. What you notice in historical images of Chanel's collections is not the plainness of the color but the uncluttered design, the perfect drape of the fabrics, the impeccable tailoring. The difference between the perfect beige and dinginess is slim and the potentially dull ‘color palette’ of Une Amourette could have been its downfall. 

Like Chanel, Andrier's manages to make the olfactory ‘color’ chic. She reassembles olfactory cues to shift from a beige hue to tanned skin, from flowers to sun tan lotion. The perfume’s easy finish and seamless transitions make it an effortless wear but don’t disguise the details. The floral accord's heavily indolic breathiness reinforces suntan lotion's implicit suggestion of parading flesh barely contained by swim trunks and bikinis. Andrier gives you skin and sun. Flirtation and exhibitionism. Skip Mouret's story of corruption and subversion. Just dig the potential of Andrier's suggestive scenario and fill in the rest for yourself.

(from scenthurdle.com)
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 1 year ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Very spicy and peppery opening and sweeter and more subtle and powdery dry down with the neroli, vanilla, iris and Woods. Good longevity.

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