Monday, September 14, 2009

Etat Libre d'Orange Putain des Palaces

Putain des Palaces takes its name from a song by French singer songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, a man know for his lascivious womanizing, prodigious drinking and enjoyment in shocking people as much as for his musical genius.

Putain des trotoirs putain des palaces
Pour les mecs dans l'fond c'est le même tabac

Street whore, fine hotel whore
For the guys in the back it's the same thing

Ronsard, Serge Gainsbourg

Palaces means a luxury 5 star hotel rather than an actual palace as I understand it.

Putain de Palaces edp smells like day old underwear and the dusty violet of makeup that is no longer fresh. I can smell no leather. It does a good job of conveying the tired personal tragedy of a life selling your body whether it be in luxury or a back alley. It's simple. It is not skanky in a way that is at all sensual. Its realism is very plain and very gritty. A depressing scent.

Notes of:
Rose absolute, violet, leather, lily of the valley, mandarin, ginger, rice powder, amber and animalic notes

Placebo did a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's "The Ballad of Melody Nelson", here for your enjoyment.

Painting by Egon Schiele