Etat Libre d’Orange: Ten Years of Frivolity and Provocation — A Vision of Daring Proportions

      While interviewing Etienne de Swardt the other day at Pitti Fragranze, I couldn’t help but be newly inspired by the singular genius, humor, and openness of his imaginative vision, as well as the energy and verve he has mustered to sustain the untamed beauty of Etat Libre d’Orange these past 10 years.   Like a Call of the […]

Pitti Fragraze Florence — Before the Beginning

Photo courtesy of Pitti Fragranze   Florence, like a fine and beloved fragrance, is above all else a sensual and emotional experience.  Something about a subtle blend of orange blossoms, hibiscus flowers, and geranium notes wafts on the gentlest of breezes from the surrounding hills, meanders along the Arno among the tiled roofs of Renaissance […]