Etat Libre d’Orange fragrances are known for the quality of their formulas. In keeping with this tradition, Etat Libre d’Orange has created Archives 69, whose ingredients are on the verge of impropriety, beyond industrial restrictions and commercial stipulations.
She was in this world in 69 – a reversible numeral, the union of the masculine and the feminine a woman can achieve in time. And as for archives… She could read her life story with her fingertips just by running them lightly on the scars of her heart. And yet in the first fresh stirrings of this new summer of love, she steps into peril knowingly, laughingly, as she yields to the languorous haze of her fragrance. She is masculine/feminine, succubus and incubus, and she can be dangerous, but only to those who willingly resist the confines of safety.
“Je rêve… pensai-je. Les deux sexes ne peuvent être réunis en une seule personne.” – Boris Vian, Écrits pornographiques
Ingredients: Tangerine, Pink Berries CO2, Pepper Leaf, Orchid & Prune JE, Incense, Camphor, Benzoin, Patchouli, Musk.
In a world where the masculine and the feminine are compellingly intertwined, fragrance mimics this with a new interpretation of sexless scents. Ironically, Archive 69 while being the embodiment of that ideal, is anything but “sexless”.