Etat Libre d’Orange - La Fin du Monde Eau de Parfum
Etat Libre d’Orange presents the end of the world.
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. You’ve heard the ominous warnings, the dire threats. You know all about the cults, the cataclysmic visions, the Armageddon battle. You’ve endured the panic of the Millenium and the Mayan prophesy, you’ve read about the End Times and the Rapture.
And you’ve actually seen it! Yes, we’ve all witnessed the end of the world, in one or more of its possible manifestations. Maybe you remember the look of horror on the face of Charlton Heston, when he realizes that this savage planet dominated by apes was actually good ol’ Earth. You might have seen Slim Pickens as aircraft commander Major T.J. ‘King’ Kong, who straddles the bomb like a cowboy and rides it to the ground, thereby setting off the Doomsday Machine. Or Will Smith, running from the virus-mutants, the only survivors of a plague. You gaped at the two sisters and a child, huddled together in a teepee as the blue planet Melancholia hurtles toward earth, and you watched how a variety of Candians observe the last night on earth – praying, partying, finally achieving an orgasm. And maybe you screamed when that giant hand came crashing up through the cabin in the woods as the ancient gods reclaimed earth.
Natural disasters, man-made catastrophes, plagues and religions and nuclear bombs – so many options! And as the world comes to an end, we shudder and shriek and weep and maybe even laugh (Dr. Strangelove!) – from the comfort of our plush seats in the dark movie theaters. Now we know what the end of the world might look like. And we know how it will smell.
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. Apocalyptic visions, Armageddon. Doomsday cults, mass suicides. The Mayan calendar. We endured the panic of the Millennium. We’ve seen the films, from “Dr. Strangelove” to “Melancholia”. We know the New Testament prophecies, we’ve heard about the End Times and the Rapture.
But one question remains: how will it smell ?
Composition: Pop-corn accord, carrot seeds, cumin seeds, sesame, black pepper from Madagascar, freesia, vetiver from Haiti, sandalwood, kernels of ambrette absolute, orris absolute, styrax, canon powder accord.