Etat Libre D' Orange Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre
Hermann opens with chilly top notes of blackcurrant buds, and galbanum, spice without heat, maintaining an alluringly spooky disposition. In the heart, rich frankincense and peppery rose absolute add depth and character while staying shockingly weightless, allowing the aromatic notes to still filter through with impressive longevity. A base of patchouli is similarly elevated with a heavy dose of musky ambroxan, reminding us of the impossibility of holding even the largest shadow in one's hands. As Etat Libre puts it, Hermann itself stays sheer, "enabling light to cast a shadow on your skin." Spooky, sexy and astonishingly different, Hermann is the kind of scent we'd only expect from the always original artists of ELDO.