French niche line Etat Libre d’Orange has launched She Was An Anomaly, a new "soft cyber-iris" fragrance. She Was An Anomaly was developed by perfumer Daniela Andrier, working with Givaudan's AI system Carto.
"This perfume is the result of something unexpected. I played with Carto, Givaudan’s AI-powered tool for suggesting formulas. I gave it beloved and familiar notes. Carto suggested an overdose of two ingredients. I took care of the rest." – Daniela Andrier (Perfumer)
The notes feature
pink pepper, mandarin, orchid, prune, benzoin, camphor, incense, patchouli and musk.*
Etat Libre d’Orange She Was An Anomaly is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
* Or those might be wrong entirely, see comment below. I will update when I can.
Update: as of 9/2, the notes listed above are what is listed on the Etat Libre d'Orange website. She Was An Anomaly is classified there as a woody floral, and is also available in 7.5 ml. Here is the brand's description...
Ever since its inception, Etat Libre d’Orange has been an oddity, a deviation from the norm, an eccentric in the world of perfumery.
We don’t fit the patterns, we don’t follow the traditions.
Etat Libre d’Orange is a study in contradictions; light and dark, decadent and nice, romantic and cynical, honest and ironic. No one knows what to expect from us. Sometimes we don’t know what to expect from ourselves. Etat Libre d’Orange is an anomaly. We are different, our fragrances are different, their stories are different. We value this distinction, we celebrate it. And now we honor our difference with a perfume.
This is who we are.
Another update: as of 9/11, the notes are listed as iris, sandalwood, cedar, vanilla, fresh white flowers accord, green tangerine, musk and amber.