Hello APJ Crew,
Let’s have a giveaway on APJ. A new bottle to my collection. A Press Sample from my mate Bronwyn at Gascoigne & King who imports and distributes Etat Libre d’Orange in Australia and has some of the best ambient scenting products on earth. Perfume is about sharing the love and I thought you all might like to try some new stuff too.
I Am Trash by Etat Libre d’Orange GIVEAWAY
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Rose absolute, Apple, Atlas cedar, Sandalore, Akigalawood®, ISO-E-Super
According to Parfumo Akigalawood is a Givaudan perfume note which is fractionated from patchouli oil, described as woody, spicy and floral.
That initial apple burst is mesmerising, with an outdoor woodiness and a modern, cool metallic rose. An airiness that doesn’t feel ozonic and a dewiness that doesn’t feel aquatic, yet alluding to both of them. Without being exactly the smell of any of these I do get images and impressions of them: wet cardboard, pre-rain excitement, nighttime beach runs, a freshly hand washed & dried glass and putting a cold spoon in my mouth. It’s surprising to me that white flowers or violet leaves aren’t mentioned in the notes. A plastic vibe runs through the heart, concurrently bringing a salty resinousness.
I Am Trash is a terrible name for a beautiful fragrance. A darker, more intricate and interesting fruit-chouli. It won’t scare off the teens but I’m thinking it might also win over a few genre haters. That it is about our lack of care for the world and meant to inspire a deeper involvement in its nurture is a wonderful idea. I’m not sure the name conveys ELdO’s intent very well but if you can get past the name you may very well fall in love with the scent.
Tell me where you’d wear I Am Trash in the comments below. Five lucky people from anywhere in the world will get a generous decant.
Have you tried this beauty?