Luca Turin on Etat Libre d'Orange in NZZ Folio {Fragrant Reading}

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Perfume critic Luca Turin writes a monthly column in NZZ Folio. This time he turns his attention to Etat Libre d'Orange and gives it two thumbs up. His favorite from the line or at least the one he thinks is the most interesting? The controversial Sécrétions Magnifiques.

The masterpiece is, in my opinion, Lie’s Sécrétions Magnifiques, helpfully illustrated on the website by a schoolboy drawing of an ejaculating penis. What he has done is revolutionary: he has used a nitrile as a main note in a fine fragrance. In plain language, he has put a loud note of harbor bilge in an elegant floral and made it fly.

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