When I first came across Etat Libre D’Orange, I assumed on the basis of past experience that this niche perfumery firm had all the hallmarks of the classic snob-value ripoff: great names and high concept, crap fragrances. But I’m co-authoring a perfume guide, so I gave them a try.
— Luca Turin tries (and likes!) the Etat Libre d'Orange line. Read the rest at NZZ Folio.
Not to sound treacly, but it would be how my son's bedroom smells when you walk in.
(The scent is) clean, and it's mixed with their sweat while they're sleeping and the cotton of their blankets and the moisture that's right underneath their hair.
— Sarah Jessica Parker on "the most comforting smell she would want to bottle and carry around with her", via USA Today.
Two comments: that's as close to SJP as I've ever felt. And, I can't believe LT likes Secretions. He and I will have to disagree on this one (and EL Beyond Paradise…)
I have still only tried 2 ELdO scents, and Secretions isn't one of them. The two I tried were nice, but he is way more enthusiastic about the line than I am
I think that comment from SJP bolsters the rumors that she's truly interested in scent/smells/fragrance. It's one thing to say “my son's bedroom,” another thing entirely to break it down the way she does, in such detail.
Maybe someday they'll let her out of the merchandising cage. Sigh.
She does seem very interested, agree. Who knows how badly she wants out of the cage though. She is probably wanting to make some $$ too…
Oh yes–I agree with you. She seems very business savvy to me.
Stil…someone's telling her how far she can push that envelope.
Oh, of that I'm certain — that was made pretty clear in one of the interviews I read with her (something about Coty telling her “women might not follow her” tastes if she took them too far).