Malaise Of The 1970'S by Etat Libre D'orange Perfume. As England stagnated in the post war years, a real sense of ennui swept the youth.
The underground scene began embracing beat culture, but London was quickly ready to move along. As experimental bands opened minds to new and shocking forms of music, punk rock started rolling through it. Eventually, the country found a new leader, bringing a hard and heartless sense to its politics. Etat Libre d'Orange Malaise of the 1970's Perfume captures
this foreboding sense extremely well in this fragrance launched in 2012. The top opens with a rapidly ending blend of citruses, showcasing Britain’s here-today-gone-tomorrow attitude. Leather and black pepper share the metallic twang of guitar strings being tortured in the basements of semi-secret clubs. Succulent and sweet prunes give a sense of hope to an otherwise rough-and-tumble opening. Heliotrope carries this glimmer of a brighter future into the heart, where animalic orcanox brings a sense of passion and unbridled lust. Herbaceous patchouli adds a bit of an earthy sense, while electric aldehydes shocks the senses in the dry down. This long-lasting perfume has moderate sillage and is certainly not for the faint-at-heart.