Cool, aromatic and woody, Hermann a Mes Cotes, or more simply ‘Hermann’, is your shadow, your imaginary friend that walks alongside you. He debates you, challenges you, and at times, comforts you, but only at his convenience. Hermann is mysterious, linear at times, multifaceted at others. Raw and real, no wait, somewhat synthesized, you’re not sure what to do with him, but you know you don’t want him to go away. Sexy, earthy, peppery, aquatic, hold on, is it raining now? Hermann, Hermann, you tricky little devil; I’ve got eyes on you.
Notes include blackcurrant buds, black pepper, galbanum, calypsone, geosmin, frankincense, pepperwood, petalia, rose absolute, patchouli, and ambroxan.
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!"