"An unforgettable love affair, " Une Amourette is the result of a portentious conversation between Etat Libre d'Orange and groundbreaking fashion designer Roland Mouret. Every bit as iconoclastic in the world of design as ELDO is for French fragrance, Mouret's work demonstrate a preternatural eye for sensuality, flow and innovation, a gift for draping fabric over skin in the same way that Etienne de Swardt's fragrances drape the skin. So, of course, a collaboration was inevitable- but what a collaboration this is.
Soft and romantic, yet striking and avant-garde, Une Amourette is a beautifully woodsy iris that wears like the most flattering couture you can imagine. It starts with the iris note- sharp but not stark, with just the right amount of floral lushness to allow the vanilla-tinged akigala wood to slowly develop underneath, adding a purringly seductive, subtly muscular form to the flowing silhouette of the scent. As it dries, the gentle earthiness of the iris further gives shape to the body beneath, evoking a softer-but still distinctive- carnality that has us positively swooning. Some partnerships are so obvious you wonder why they've taken so long to manifest, but in the case of Une Amourette, we think we know the answer- they wanted to keep us waiting.