“If fragrance is art, then Etienne de Swardt, the founder of Etat Libre d’Orange- could be the scent industry’s Andy Warhol. Just like the pop-art pioneer, Paris-based De Swardt is out to provoke and shake-up the establishment with his perfume line Etat Libre d’Orange” - Vogue USA
As an alternative fragrance house, Etat Libre d’Orange is an authentic and respected force in the perfume industry. Etat Libre d’Orange works with brilliant perfumers and without the restraints of the usual cost formulations of the fine fragrance industry. In this land of olfactory liberty --the Free State of Orange-- there are no taboos, or constraints on fragrance creation. Due to the artistic freedom given to the artist, the line is about creations that never compromise on the artist’s vision, using the best raw materials possible while the cheeky concepts infuse a sense of licentious fun.