At thrice the price of Mugler’s Cologne, ELd’O’s proposition is a relatively pricey one.
A similarly modern take on the classic genre, Alexandra Kosinski's (Givaudan) composition opens with a very orange centric hesperidic accord (fitting!) featuring some 2% orange blossom oil, surrounded by clean jasmine and sundry green notes. Perceptible almost from the get go are the metallic, freshly-ironed tones of Habanolide - not the most sensual of musks, but apt to connote ‘clean’, and these obviously only gain in prominence as the perfume dries down. For sweetness, there's just a touch of something woody-ambery lurking in the base.
Simple, pleasing and well-made.
Nose: Alexandra Kosinski
House: Etat Libre d’Orange
Release date: 2014
Notes (per Fragrantica): blood orange, bergamot, green notes, jasmine, orange blossom, musk, leather.