Rien Perfume by Etat Libre D'orange, Balsamic with leather and smoky accords, Rien (French for “nothing") is a unisex fragrance that was created by perfumer Antoine Lie and released in 2006.
Leather, incense, and aldehydes are the strongest notes in this unique scent, followed by patchouli, oakmoss, styrax, and amber. Florals and spice follow this with black pepper, iris, labdanum, cumin, and rose. Hypnotic and charismatic, this scent is long-lasting and best to wear in cooler months.
Unusual and eccentric, Etat Libre d’Orange was founded in 2006 by South African-born Etienne de Swardt. The French company produces daring fragrances, mainly unisex although a few for men or women have been made, and prides itself on its separation from the traditional values of perfumery. Their motto is “Perfume is dead, long live perfume!” and the controversy doesn’t stop there. The names, fragrance compositions, and perfume label images all blow the doors off standard perfume expectations, making this company a memorable one.