The brand

MORE THAN A SIGNATURE, AN IDENTITY. A DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE...

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.

Concept

MORE THAN A SIGNATURE, AN IDENTITY. A DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE...

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.

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