Sous le Pont Mirabeau: The Essence of Parisian Elegance Captured in a Fragrance

In the enchanting world of fragrances, there exists a rare category of scents that transcends the boundaries of time and space, capturing the very essence of an era, a place, and a profound sentiment.Etat Libre d’Orange, the avant-garde perfumery celebrated for its audacious creations, proudly unveils its latest masterpiece: “Sous le Pont Mirabeau.” Inspired by the iconic Mirabeau Bridge in Paris and the soul-stirring verses of Guillaume Apollinaire, this fragrance transcends the realm of mere scents—it embarks on an olfactory odyssey into the heart of hope, elegance, and dreams.

The Mirabeau Bridge: A Symbol of Resilience

A symbol of enduring resilience, the Mirabeau Bridge stands tall, embodying the unwavering spirit of hope. “Sous le Pont Mirabeau” artfully captures this essence, embracing the line “L’Espérance Est Violente” from Apollinaire’s poem. It symbolizes the fierce optimism that persists, even in the face of life’s most formidable challenges, painting a dreamscape where hope weaves through every note, much like the Seine River flows beneath the bridge.


Concept Olfactif: A Fragrant Poem

The fragrance is a testament to love and resilience, encapsulating the bridge’s enduring power through a blend of cedar and sandalwood. It possesses a poetic quality, where the yearning for love harmonizes with the bridge’s steadfastness against the passage of time and water. “Sous le Pont Mirabeau” captures the essence of Parisian love stories, including unrequited love and the bittersweet memories of love that has passed, gently carried along by the Seine’s gentle current.

The composition commences with invigorating bergamot, pink pepper, and elemi resin, with a touch of fig. Esoteric aquatic and ozonic notes find their strength in the interplay between cedarwood and sandalwood, enveloped in the warmth of musk and vanilla. Orcanox, a molecule derived from exhausted clary sage, imparts a woody scent with musky and powdery tones, adding depth to the fragrance.

The packaging: Embodying the bridge’s timeless allure.

The packaging of “Sous le Pont Mirabeau” pays a visual tribute to its muse. The bottle, reminiscent of the bridge, showcases an undulating water motif, capturing the poetic movement of the Seine River beneath. The label intricately represents the bridge’s balustrade, adorned with hues reminiscent of the verdant foliage surrounding the Seine. The fragrance’s name, elegantly scripted, reflects the play of sunlight on water, embodying the bridge’s timeless allure.

“Sous le Pont Mirabeau” is more than a fragrance; it is an ode to hope, resilience, and elegance. Etat Libre d’Orange has artfully captured the spirit of the Mirabeau Bridge and the essence of Apollinaire’s poem within this olfactory masterpiece. 

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