Etat Libre d'Orange

Putain des Palaces

Eau de Parfum

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Maybe it’s the way this fragrance reacts on my skin- but it basically smells like hotel soap on me. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s not exactly unique either. I can barely smell it at all, so it’s much less than a skin scent on me for some reason. I like weird, unusual fragrances and this brand doesn’t let me down, but I have to pass on Putain de Palaces.
By   - Nurse from Philadelphia on 9/13/2021
The opening violet-and-leather raunch is gloriously unwashed, but about the time the muguet and ash (suspect that’s supposed to read as rice powder, but it’s reading very dry and a little charred) kick in this scent tempers to something that’s actually wearable and almost pretty. I understand that sometimes ladies of negotiable affection are retained just so the client has someone kind to talk to. That’s the vibe here and it’s compelling.
By   - editor from Seattle on 8/15/2021
I really don't get anything naughty here at all! I just get the powdery lipstick violet, which is very pretty, but not particularly erotic. Of course, this may change over time depending on a variety of factors, so I am hoping to get a touch of something that makes it worthy of it's name! Until then, I'll just wear it and see if it provoke a reaction from a lover of slightly worn panties!
By   - Psychotherapist  from Plainsboro on 7/4/2020
I had such high hopes for Putain des Palaces. It started out nice enough, but turned into straight-up perfumed Johnson & Johnson baby powder on me. I was hoping to smell like a seductive high-class, high-dollars call girl, not a baby. Darn.
By   - Administrative Assistant from Charlotte on 10/22/2017
This was a blind buy for me - one of my better ones. I was expecting something else; that said, I'm not disappointed. A touch too much powder for me and a lot of violet; I would have preferred a touch more leather. But overall, a very wearable "intimate", like a flash of a scarlet lace bralette under a conservative dark grey pinstripe. I assume a hotel whore must look presentable. It's actually more of an office executive moonlighting as a hotel whore. Happy with this one.
By   - Sabbatical from New York on 9/22/2016
This scent is for women who aren't afraid to drift far away from the average mass-produced dept store fragrance. It's definitely powdery at first but then it dries down to a soft leathery musk. The middle notes open up to a sweet floral bouquet. It reminds me of violette pastilles…which I love. These sweet notes linger along with the soft powdered, musky, leather dry down. It's very feminine and slightly sexy. It's more of a daytime scent for me.
By   - Domestic Goddess from Glendora on 1/28/2016
I love this scent! I have a few Etat Libre d'Orange perfumes and this is one of my favourites. It smells just how you would imagine. It's very sexy- musky but sweet without being girlish and it mellows nicely throughout the day
By   - from Wellington, NZ on 11/11/2014
This is headache central for me if I spray too much on myself or wear it at the wrong time of the month, but when I'm in the mood, there's nothing like it. It takes confidence to pull off and really is the dirtiest, most powdery leathery lipstick floral out there. One of those scents that is WAY sexier when your friends/partners/guests/strangers catch a secretive waft rather than a direct sensory assault. The best part? One bottle will last you years.
By   - from Los Angeles on 10/9/2014
Starts off sweet and mellows into a more powdery scent. It's surprisingly wearable and lovely. I was a bit put off by the reviews saying it smelled like BO, but I haven't detected even a hint of anything like that.
By  on 9/30/2014
I really like this fragrance. I definitely get the rice powder and rose. Kinda has a hint of musk, like sweaty flesh--but in a good way! Sex. This is delicate yet filthy. Putain des palaces indeed.
By   - artist from Los Angeles on 10/3/2013
I ordered a sample of this because the reviews had me intrigued. I've never smelled a french whore before but I would say if this fragrance is reminiscent of one, they must use a lot of powder. It gave me a headache as soon as I put it on. I waited for it to mellow but I ended up taking a second shower, (like a french whore) to wash it off.
By   - from Boca Raton on 9/19/2013
This is a truly pretty scent. It strikes at first as an evening only fair- but after a few hours is so close and beautiful it really could be worn anytime of day. The base notes are really splendid and familiar. I specifically recommend to anyone that likes Chanel fragrances...
By  on 9/1/2013
I would exclusively wear Patchouli scents if my husband didn't hate them so much-they seem to be,in general, man repellant. So I set out to find a scent that would please the both of us and have found it in Putain des Palaces. It is extremely sexy and ...not to be vulgar here...can only be described as the best smelling p***y in the world. 'Nuff said.
By   - marketing from clearwater on 4/2/2013
My love affair with fragrance arose from a miniature scents kit my mother had as a young woman in the 70's. Out of all the tiny vials of rare ingredients, the pure ambergris was my absolute favorite. An occasional dab on my wrist served as a small pilfered luxury. After ordering a few full sized bottles, I also requested that this concoction be sent to me as a sample. Uncorking the stopper was like being transported back to my childhood. The primal oceanic brine of ambergris enlivened by a shimmering floral bouquet. Underscoring this is something that can only be likened to an unexpected glace of cleavage. Rounded. Soft. Thrilling. I'll revel in tiny doses from the sample--then onto the adult indulgence of a full bottle....
By   - Ambassador of Fun! from Van on 2/13/2013
I ordered a sample and fell instantly in love! It’s quite strong the first 30 minutes or so but then it settles to a warm and cozy scent.
By   - Sales assistant from Sweden on 11/29/2012
This is pure seduction!
By   - lawyer from Oslo on 10/11/2012
I decided to let my hubby choose a perfume for me to wear one evening. After smelling 4 different vials, his reaction was "oh definately that one!" I showed him the name "putain des palaces" and we both had a good laugh. Top notes on my skin smell like a freshly opened bag of red licorice nibs. As it develops, it starts to smell like rubber fetishwear...but just peeks of it. A very unusual leather note but I loved it. Very subtle. The drydown went sweet like cotton candy but not sickly sweet - like a carnival happening a street away.
By   - from Toronto on 8/10/2012
This is a naughty girl that needs to be spanked for being gorgeously sexy. It rides on the rim of being raunchy while refined at the same time but after a while reins itself back in and stays refined and remains a slightly dirty musk. Such a well blended mix. I absolutely adore this fragrance, and it is definitely FB worthy. I don't think I needed to sample this beforehand; I could've bought this unsniffed---it's that good. Be prepared to be up to no good with this one.
By   - mother from Austin on 8/9/2012
I have to admit that it was the reviewer that described this as, "ol' French ho, fo' sho'" that inspired me to try this perfume. And there's no doubt about it, there is a certain "ol' French ho'" aspect about this perfume, but that French ho is one of the great courtesans. She is powdered, bewigged, dressed in silks and her dancing slippers are of new leather. She is radiant. She's drunk on champagne that was specially ordered for her and she's ready to party- that's Putain des Palaces. The woman wearing this: she's not the queen at the party, but she's going home with the king and he'll let her make some minor foreign policy changes if she's into that kind of thing (it was that kind of night). This starts with a very buttoned-down lipstick rose-violet that quickly leads into an incredibly soft, sexy leather. The smell- it's a Chanel lipstick that's melted into the lining of a Birkin; it's the smell of inside of the Louboutin stilleto that the woman you love has been wearing; its the perfume of the woman you love, but can't bring yourself to admit that you do. It's beautiful. Putain des Palaces is a scent for the man-killer, but she must be the revolutionary kind. I imagine Charlotte Chorday wore this when she strangled Marat.
By   - from Philadelphia on 1/31/2012
Very very unusual! Whenever I wear it my friends really notice it in a very good way.... for strong women...
By   - MD from HONG KONG on 11/15/2011
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