Etat Libre d'Orange

Fat Electrician

Eau de Parfum

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Vetiver rethinking its louder, more louche green-and-herbaceous ways, mentored and supported by an elegant myrrh that’s almost iris-like in its composure, though without iris’ chill. The vanilla ambles up eventually, deepening the shadows in the green and carrying the composition forward into a truly happy drydown. Somehow both entirely day-wearable and entirely Etat Libre d’Orange.
By   - editor from Seattle on 1/8/2021
I asked for the Cologne frag from this house as a "sample with purchase" and got this instead. I'm intensely disappointed. Don't get me wrong it's a well composed and structured scent. But myrrh and vetiver are not at the top of my list when it comes to fragrance notes and the vanilla and opopanax are not enough to save this scent for me. It is weird. It is incense-y. Obviously many people love it. I'm just not one of them.
By   - Chef from Langley on 10/21/2020
This fragrance is so well loved on this comments page, I hate to stick out. And I am a fan of ELd'O. Chalk it up to body chemistry if you like, but nothing about Fat Electrician pleased me. I got an off-putting ozone vibe. Full disclosure, I strongly dislike Escentric Molecule 01. And, as with EM01, Fat Electrician felt artificial and slightly off-putting.
By   - Boring Professional from Washington, D.C. on 4/14/2018
A true favorite of mine. Agree with others that it's very weird. But in a totally non-threatening way. It's compelling without being offensive. The only way I can imagine someone really not liking it is if you really can't stand the fresh smelling herbs like basil or something like fennel.
By   - writer from Chicago on 3/21/2017
Interesting that another reviewer said it smells like a grocery store. I get fennel. Lots and lots of fennel, to the point that I can't believe it's not listed as one of the notes. But I like that weirdness. When I wear this, I smell my wrist again and again. I liked it enough that I bought a full bottle.
By   - Engineer from New York on 7/31/2016
I agree Bassment! This is a fantastic vetiver fragrance. The vanilla bean note give great support and contrast to the vetiver.
By   - Musician from Pensacola on 1/13/2016
The reviews below prove, once again, how radically a fragrance can very from one body chemistry to the next. Remarkable. Personally, I am loving this one. I ran across a sample bottle of this in Pickwick's Mercantile in Portsmouth, NH. The label said "Vetiver" (which I almost always like), and the ridiculous name truly struck my fancy... so I spritzed some on. At first, I smelled coconut and sugar cane, and I was not at all happy! There were some odd things going on in those top notes to be sure, but they vanished very rapidly. Over the next couple of hours as it dried down and warmed up on my skin, it just got better and better. A sample from Lucky Scent confirmed my initial impressions over the course of the last week. I typically equate vetiver with fresh, cool, herbaceous blends with hints of woodiness. What ELd'O have done here is to totally upend that expectation, by darkening the usually more crisp vetiver note with invocations of the Orient via sandalwood and sweet myrrh. I also notice in it's waning moments before it disappears a bit of dry, bitter orange. It's really an oddball combination, dry and sweet all at once, cool yet warm, green yet golden, sensuous while remaining refined... and not nearly as confused and unfocused as I'm probably making it sound. It's actually a very coherent blend, with the notes nicely melded together rather than fighting for supremacy. I admit I am hooked. Definitely FBW, and destined to become a fall/winter go-to. The only downside is that I had to admit to my wife, "I'm in love with a Fat Electrician!"
By   - from Providence on 8/18/2014
I tried to like it. but i can't :c i normally like sweaty dirty type fragrances, but this has a strange grocery store vibe. Like an un-airconditioned vegetable stand. Bit sour and Pizza like. it's perhaps likeable. but no. it's a flop for me :c
By   - Student from Miami on 3/1/2012
With a name like that I really, really wanted to like it, but nah...just not for me. Too heavy and incense-like.
By   - from Sydney on 12/3/2011
Great Vetiver....The first thing I sampled from this house. So far so good.
By   - Sales Rep from Seattle on 3/17/2010
I really like this one. Its a sharp, rooty vetiver with Sandalwood. Great for the winter. If you are looking for an all year round fresher vetiver scent, try instead the offering by Lubin.
By   - Software Test Specialist from Laurel MD on 1/22/2010
I liked it when I first put it on, but now, a few hours later, it's even more delightful. On me it's mostly hints of orange and wafts of incense. Very pretty.
By   - Teacher from Canada on 11/7/2009
Was hoping for more vanilla, and oppanax....but this was all vetiver on me.
By   - from Southwest region on 10/9/2009
Fat Electrician is unexpectedly elegant. Why fat? I suspect a plump marron deguise, just a bit gourmand. Why electrician? I suppose because of the sly, silvery note of the vetiver. Very wearable and relaxed.
By   - translator from Athens on 10/9/2009
Sheer, delicate, cool and smoldering, Vetiver heaven. Somewhat analogous to Hermes' Hiris, an Iris soliflore. Am loving the Etat Libre line generally, excellent quality, brilliantly blended and highly wearable. 5 stars!
By   - from Austin, TX on 10/2/2009
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