Tom of Finland is a resolutely modern perfume. Antoine Lie has composed a tune which is directed toward a new generation of men who are at ease with their bodies, their vanities, their attitudes.' Sparkling citrus aldehydes give way to the dry woody tones of the birch tree and the verdant notes of Pine and Cypress. These are underlayed with powdered iris, musk and sensual suede.
Etat libre d'Orange is the creation of the South African born but truly international, and very conceptual, Etienne de Swardt. "Perfume is Dead! Long Live Perfume!" is his war-cry, celebrating a new No Man’s Land of perfume where literally anything goes, where “provocative” does not just mean saucy teasing but cocking a shocking snook at authority and the establishment, and advancing the frontiers of olfactory science, art and discovery. His team of Noses flaunt their sexuality in their creations, but however avant-garde, Etat Libre d'Orange's standards of craftsmanship and quality are second to none. Their materials are of the finest quality, their inspirations are challenging, amusing, and sometimes disturbing.