Archives 69 starts off with an immediate contrast: the sweetness of berries against a surprising whoosh of camphor. Fizzy peppercorns pop against jammy plums spiked with citrus, and the drydown of spicy incense and benzoin creates a velvety, gourmand finish. Much like the house that created it, Archives 69 is unpredictable and serious about having fun. Notes include mandarin, berries, pink pepper, tangerine, pepper leaf, orchid, plum, benzoin, camphor, incense, patchouli, and musk.
État Libre d'Orange, or Orange Free State, was created by Etienne de Swardt to be a provocative, intelligent line, each perfume with a point of view. In the Free Orange State, there are no constraints and nothing is off limits. As the company declares in its manifesto, "Perfume is dead. Long live perfume!" Fils de Dieu was created for État Libre d'Orange by perfumer Quentin Bisch.