Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre by Quentin Bisch for Etat Libre d`Orange 2015


Post by Portia


Hi there APJ,

Recently Scott and I went to visit my mate Bronwyn of Gascoigne & King (more on their fabulous Gascoigne & King candles soon) who is the Australian importer of Etat Libre d’Orange. This is a long overdue catch up and we are both so busy that time has flown. As always she is the most ridiculously generous girl in the world and threw a bunch of samples at us. So I’m passing them on to you, dear reader.

Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre by Etat Libre d`Orange 2015

Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre by Quentin Bisch

Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre FragranticaFragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Geosmin, island musk, pepperwood, petalia, rose, patchouli, ambrosian

Roses and woods, earth and wet leaves, ashes, cold air, the after bite tingle of crunching a peppercorn in your mouth. In the 1990/2000s some ingredient in Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre (who the f*#k named this?) was extremely popular in the gym. It has always struck me as a muscular piece of the puzzle and Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre has it in spades. Part incense, charred wood and man sweat, it’s sexy as anything and takes me straight back to gyms, dates, dancing and sexual encounters of those years. Big smile here. Happy memories and laugh out loud recollections that I haven’t explored in years.

Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre is pretty linear, it does progress but through the opening fireworks at a slower pace, in rotation. Sillage is good, projection moderate.

Further reading: Candy Perfume Boy and Scented Hound
Etat Libre d’Orange Australia has $185/100ml
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $4.50/ml




This week we will have 3 winners who will receive:
1 x Hermann ELdO Manufacturers Sample
1 x Remarkable People ELdO Manufacturers Sample 
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Tell us your favourite ELdO fragrance or one that intrigues you


Entries Close TOMORROW Saturday 4th June 2016 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Wednesday 8th June 2016 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.



28 thoughts on “Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre by Quentin Bisch for Etat Libre d`Orange 2015

  1. via email and Facebook

    Tough choice. I like them all but they are not LOVE, FB-worthy to me. My faves I think are Putain and Jasmin et Cigarette. I like skanky.


  2. Encens et Bubblegum has always intrigued me. Smokey bubblegum? Yes please. I also want to try Like This simply because I love Tilda Swinton. 🙂 Following via email.


  3. LOL I had to laugh when I saw the name of the perfume, not because I understand the meaning but because it’s again something that perfumistas will shorten to Hermann, as you already did. It’s so funny that most perfumes have French names and for the not-French-speaking-people it’s so hard to pronounce them. I bet that mostly it sounds silly when we do it.
    Of the ELDO scents I’ve tried so far I like The Afternoon of a Faun and Fat Electrician. Remarkable People is high on my to-try list.
    I follow APJ via email.


  4. I fell hard for Putain des Palaces last winter, going from sample to full bottle in record time. Now that it’s summer in the US, I put it away. Maybe I’ll try it on a really hot day, just to see what happens!
    I have been intrigued by Hermann ever since I read the Candy Perfume Boy’s review a month or two ago.
    I follow by email and also on Twitter. Thanks for the draw. I would love to win this one.


  5. Fun! I follow via E-mail and visit almost every day 🙂

    My favorite ELDO is ‘Like this’ by Tilda swinton. It’s such a cosy pumpkin fall/cold weather scent. ELDO being such an ‘edgy’ “sexy” house, this scent is very unlike them.


  6. My favourite ELdO fragrance is certainly Tom of Finland; after all, they put a picture of me on the box. As far as one that intrigues me, I’d have to say Secretions Magnifiques; I have a sample of that, but I’ve never dared to wear it. I just can’t think of an appropriate scenario for it.

    I follow APJ via email.


  7. Had to laugh at your comment about names! I haven’t tried any from this house yet, so I’m curious. Follow by email. 🙂


  8. Hello APJ’ers!
    I follow via emails. I’ve had a sniff of Secretions Magnifique and almost thew up! It was all Luka Turnip’s fault (my son calls him that to tease). I read that in a recent interview he’s had second thoughts about the whole thing. Now he tells us!


  9. I’ve been intrigued by Hermann etc. (seriously?! what were they thinking) since I first read about it. I mean, I love that it comes from a Victor Hugo poem, I love that it is about the shadow of someone beside you, but really. Favourite ELdOs – Jasmin et Cigarette and Fat Electrician. I follow by email.


  10. Uhumm….Herman doesn’t sound like ‘he’ appeals to me much. However, I’m keen to try Remarkable People’
    Tom of Finland floats my boat, and SM floats my boat to have a laugh.
    I follow you via email Twitter and Facebook


  11. This Hermann should be a naughty boy, isn’t he?
    I recently tried Like This, and I liked it a lot, but so far my go-to ELdO is Putain des Palaces! I haven’t sniffed much of the range, and I am mostly intrigued by Secretions Magnifiques (but of course!!!), La Fin du Monde and The Afternoon of a Faun!
    I follow by email, on FB and Google +.
    Thanks for the chance, Portia!


  12. Putain des Palaces tops my intrigue-o-meter – can’t go past a powdery violet!

    Thanks for the draw, Portia, I follow by email.


  13. Thanks for the draw, can’t believe I hadn’t heard of this one, but I would definitely remember a name like that.
    I follow by email and my favorite ELd’O is Fils de Dieu, no competition. 🙂


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