It all began with a rose. Well.. actually, it all began with Etienne de Swardt, founder of Etat Libre d’Orange, who happened to meet Spanish actress Rossy de Palma, who happened to dream of creating her own fragrance. And then “noses” Antoine Lie and Antoine Maisondieu got involved, and that’s when the rose came in, because the rose is Rossy’s favourite flower, and lines the garden of her house in Madrid. Together they created Eau de Protection, a scent which is at once spicy, dramatic, powerful, romantic, and (trust me) entirely bewitching! I can’t remember the last time I fell in love so completely with a fragrance, but this one is sooooo beautiful!
Etat Libre d’Orange, 69 rue des Archives, 75003 Paris, 01 42 78 30 09, M° Hôtel de Ville or Rambuteau