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Live From New York: FGI Honors Rising Stars

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: March 5, 2008, from the March 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.

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The event, arranged by Sniffapalooza founder Karen Dubin, brought together a group of dedicated fragrance lovers and industry professionals to celebrate the exclusive launch of the seductive new scent.

According to Etienne de Swardt, founder of Etat Libre d’Orange (the house that launched the scent), the fragrance was designed around rose absolute, albeit “with a twist.” It is blended with jasmine, chocolate, geranium, and metallic and aldehydic notes—which impart a rusty quality and enhance the scent’s character. Perfumers Antoine Lie and Antoine Maisondieu created the scent. Noting the story behind Etat de Libre d’Orange, which offers a unique line of fragrances, de Swardt said, “Our credo is to have fun. The more emotion we can give to the consumer, the better.”

De Palma—whose film credits include Pedro Almodovar’s Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down and The Flower of My Secret—described the fragrance as an “expression of love and protection in today’s world.”
The fragrance is available in 1.6 oz ($85) exclusively at Henri Bendel.

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