With Like This, Etat Libre d’Orange pays homage to the intelligent and surreally beautiful actress Tilda Swinton. Etat’s challenge was immediate: to create a fragrance that reflects Swinton’s uncommon grace and talent. Like Swinton, the fragrance needed to be unusual yet welcoming, delicate yet strong, seductive without being distracting, and full of radiance. With Like This, they succeeded. Like This is unlike any other fragrance we’ve smelled, and yet it is as comfortable and warm as a summer afternoon in the Scottish hillside.
The fragrance opens with a juicy hit of neroli and mandarin, and it is quickly balanced by the earthiness of pumpkin flesh, a note rarely found in perfume. A thread of exotic immortelle and powdered ginger add both sweetness and spice to the composition. But don’t think Like This smells like the pantry?? a lush bouquet of rose, heliotrope, and green vetiver are the foundation on which the scent is built, and a hint of clean musk adds intimacy. Like This wears for hours, yet stays close to the skin. Like This follows Swinton’s lead in breaking artistic convention. The only real way to understand either of them is to experience them.