The brand

Etat Libre d'Orange offers now 34 fragrances, all ambitious, all indispensable. Favoring originality, audacity and authenticity, Etat Libre d'Orange offers, in total freedom of expression, surprising olfactory compositions without any limits. Neither in terms of creativity, nor in terms of raw materials, nor in terms of cost. This is how the brand meets a growing number of passionate amateurs who recognize the singularity and sincerity of Etat Libre d'Orange and adhere to its luxurious, provocative, sometimes ironic, often subversive and always elegant biases.

In 10 years, the brand has become a respected player in the world of perfume.

Etat Libre d'Orange is an ambitious, intrepid perfumery. Fiery. Overflowing. Free. Free to create. Free to love and be loved. A different kind of perfumery, intelligent, with a strong bias. A spiritual perfumery that wields irony, sharpens names, shakes up prejudices, stirs up ambiguity, plays with ideas to reinvent the pleasure of smelling. Subtly structured sublime juices. Real, living raw materials that fuse with the skin to become its own. Unrestricted quality and unconditional demand, to disturb, touch, invite, delight. And seduce, seduce, seduce. Crossing boundaries, breaking codes, disobeying codes, disobeying. And exist, at last.



Etienne de Swardt worked for a long time in what is known as luxury perfumery.
A perfumery that limits creation to its simplest expression and produces aseptic, consensual juices.
Juices designed to appeal to the greatest number of people, based on the principle that the greatest number of people only like what is easy and lukewarm.

Tired of these diktats, he creates his own perfume house with the idea of revolutionizing it. To give it back its letters of nobility.
His grace. His virtuosity. To give to love a demanding and rare perfumery to everyone, without exception. Long live free, liberated perfume. Furiously free. Dangerously endearing. Flamboyant, excessive, perfect, sometimes sulfurous, always delicious.
To love and make people love perfume, the true, the strong, the good, the intense, the revered, and to become a citizen of Etat Libre d’Orange. To life, to love. And since we die in the end, yes to love above all.

The creator, Etienne de Swardt

It was in this region of South Africa that Etienne de Swardt, the founder of the brand, was born.
A free state indeed, an autonomous, independent republic. An enclave. The term Orange is a reference to the princely Orange-Nassau family of the Netherlands, the home metropolis of the majority of the pioneers who settled in these lands.

When he created his perfume house in 2006, it was natural that Etienne gave it the name of his homeland.
A land of dizzying landscapes, of raw beauty, with unusual and whimsical colours, rich in infinite resources. Unforgettable smells, strong sensations, contrasting emotions. Unpredictable nature, sometimes wild. Beautiful. Free.
A mosaic of peoples. Influences, cultures. The land of his birth, of his childhood. The land that made him what he is, what he seeks, what he affirms. What drives him. Welcome to freedom.