You or Someone Like You, art directed by former New York Times perfume critic Chandler Burr, is the perfect Los Angeles scent. Crisp, cool, and minimalist, it's somehow right for the beach, for drinks in Bel Air, for a working lunch where deals are sealed and dreams are made. To really get your imagination in the game, pick up Burr's novel of the same name. He designed this scent for the main character, Anne, who apparently knows how to pick a killer perfume. Notes? Burr isn't into notes talk. "The work is the work," he says, so either you like or you don't. Knowing the specific notes won't change anything. We're can get down with that. By the way, you might know Chandler from his other bestselling works: The Emperor of Scent and The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York. If not, please get thee acquainted, and fast.
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.