Etat Libre d'Orange (commonly abbreviated to ELO or ELDO) is an alternative, audacious and provocative French perfume house known for taking risks and breaking the rules of the established fine fragrance industry. With an emphasis on originality, audacity, authenticity and freedom of expression, they propose surprising olfactory compositions without any limitations in creativity. They are fragrances of sensuous pleasure and of minimal moral constraint.
With a revolutionary and charmingly irreverent attitude, Etat Libre d'Orange makes perfumes for everyone. The brand is often inspired by (in)famous figures and scenes. The most popular is Tom of Finland, inspired by its namesake and featuring a hypermasculine fragrance styled with a combination of creamy suede, along with vanilla amongst sparkling saffron and pine.
Meanwhile, Like This takes cues from Tilda Swinton's Scottish heritage, You or Someone Like You is a minty fresh summertime scene in sunny Los Angeles, and Eau de Protection is a bloodied portrait of Rossy de Palma’s rose garden in Madrid.
- Revolutionary French niche perfumery house, whose business is pleasure.
- Etat Libre d'Orange perfumes are concept perfumes, guided by evocative narratives and strong names to match. They champion the "perfume-as-art" movement.
- Check out the hypermasculine, yet very wearable Tom of Finland, the charmingly semi-modern vetiver that is Fat Electrician, or the perverse Rien Intense Incense.
- Their company motto is fitting: les parfums et mort, vive les parfums!