Etat Libre d'Orange Rien Eau de Parfum Spray is rated out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danaki from All or 'Nothing' Rien means nothing, but don't expect to walk into a room with no one noticing. A steady sillage that interests and excites throughout the day. At first, a burst of strong and sharp leather - not the leather of posh lady handbags; think expensive leather interiors of cars that were used for more than transport ;-). Yes, this is a sexy fragrance, everyone agrees, but the sexiness is animalic and deep. This is not the head-turning blonde bombshell flirting with everyone at the table, instead she is the demure brunette who "accidentally" brushes past you as the party retires to the drawing room, glasses filled with whiskey's and cognac's in hand. Hints of oakmoss and bold patchouli ensure this magic concoction is for grown-ups. Soft amber and sweet iris balance out the strong leather and incense/pepper top, making this fragrance ideal for men and women, well...sexy men and alluring women.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheWolf from A Feral Beauty 'Rien' is, indeed, anything but nothing; (Etat Libre D'Orange at their little games again!) i't's a pretty complicated affair as it happens and although I fell in love with it over an hour-or-so it's not going to be a fragrance which will sit well with everyone. This has everything and more to do with its blatantly animalic nature (imagine the lovechild of Bulgari's marvellous 'Black' and Serge Lutens' challenging but lovable 'Muscs Koublai Khan' and you're getting somewhere close!) The smokey/rubbery opening accord descends slowly to a warm but provocatively feral musky/amber dry-down (the presence of Cistus in the mix will have more than a little to do with this). It's a tad weightier on a smelling strip than it is on skin, whose warmth seems to tame what otherwise might have been a very dangerous beast indeed. Don't wear it on a first date!
Date published: 2013-12-15