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Nombril Immense Etat Libre d`Orange for women and men

Nombril Immense Etat Libre d`Orange for women and men
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balsamic
patchouli
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With Nombril Immense (Belly Button), the accent is put on the exceptional quality of the patchouli used. Exotic and precious, this fragrant wood from India literally captivates.

Nombril Immense (Belly Button) is an invitation to introspection. Like an initiatory voyage in Kathmandu, to discover new emotions and an open-mindedness to unprecedented spirituality. Patchouli is a sacred wood in Hindu temples ; it inspires meditation and leads the way to shedding one’s mortal coil to access timelessness. Nombril Immense (Belly Button) is an authentic piece of nirvana and has the smell of bliss.

Composition: Patchouli, balm of Peru, vetyver, black pepper absolute, opoponax, bergamot, seed of carrot, kernels of ambrette absolute...

Nose for this fragrance is Nathalie Feisthauer. Nombril Immense was launched in 2006.

Perfume rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 115 votes.

Fragrance Notes

Peru Balsam Patchouli Opoponax Vetiver Bergamot Carrot Seeds Ambrette (Musk Mallow) Black Pepper

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Nombril Immense Fragrance Reviews

beavisbonce
beavisbonce

When you put on your trousers and you get that waft of sweet decay and realise they didn't dry properly in an airy space. You wear them anyway and get nasty reminders along the street. Feel the embarrassment when people look round the room at work, yes, it's you

Feb
23
2016
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

I'm finding myself going back to this after a long time since my review.
I'm thinking about FB, because this Immense Nombril (ombelico immenso, hahaha!) has a lot more to say. It's kind of addictive and yet so out of my comfort zone. I love how the patchouli is done here without that thick heaviness of a hippie-type patchouli oil. This not even TM Angel, thanksgod! It almost smells like sandalwood... or a forest. Comforting and grounding, free and positive.
And yet it is a sweet scent in some phases. This one smells raw and primeval, not perfumey until it reaches the drydown and smells a little like aftershave.
One of the very few ELDO that I might buy and the marketing bla bla is more tolerable than others.

Jan
13
2015
flowers4me
flowers4me

A lovely, fresh, almost lemony green beginning that lasts less than five minutes. This is followed by a soft scent that must be patchouli and vetiver (I don't know how opoponax smells), very wearable, with some sillage and lasting about two hours on my skin. This gives me an excuse to spray again and experience the wonderful beginning all over again.

Jul
09
2014
alexskye
alexskye

As others have said, this opens up with a rich explosion of patchouli, that i find quite impressive, i wish it lasted longer actually. After about 15 minutes the heart comes in, to me this is the almost opposite of the opening, a slightly sweet powdery heart that is almost like a new-born baby's soft skin.

I am very impressed by this scent as not only does it duplicate a (pleasant) sweaty skin opening leading quickly to an extremely pleasant powdery cleanliness... but the quality of the patch and the juice in general is damn good (on my skin at least). Sillage is moderate but i'm getting well over 6 hours on my skin in longevity. In that time i never had to dig into my wrist to find the scent, it wafts beautifully.

Highly recommended.

Apr
20
2014
smcandsmc
smcandsmc

Comparing this to other Patch frags-- it seems so much softer, and I thought I was smelling some iris. Must be the carrot seeds. While some softness in a patchouli frag is appreciated by those of us who don't want to smell like we slept in the woods for a few days, I do want some earthly edge.

Sep
06
2013
bond_girl1979
bond_girl1979

A more expensive version of Jessica Simpson's "Fancy Nights" lol Look, it does what it says on the tin: it gives you unprecedented amounts of patchouli. Luckily, I absolutely love the stuff.

Jun
11
2013
missk
missk

I'm mighty glad that I chose to order a sample of Nombril Immense amongst the vast array of enticing Etat Libre d'Orange scents. I knew just by glancing at the scent pyramid that I would love it.

Nombril Immense sounds so beautiful when spoken in French, but the rough translation to English is huge navel, or belly button. Well, if belly buttons smelt this good, you wouldn't be able to drag my nose away from one. I can assure you, Nombril Immense is an oriental with a lovely blend of patchouli and opoponax.

When I first applied this fragrance to my wrist, I was met with an intense, spicy burst of patchouli and opoponax. I was left wondering how people could describe this fragrance as subtle. However, after a few minutes, Nombril Immense did indeed become subtle. So subtle, that at times it was hard to detect.

I enjoy loud scents, so I would be lying if I said that I wasn't disappointed by Nombril Immense's weak sillage. I often rectify this problem by over-spraying, and I find that the more I layer the scent, the stronger it in turn becomes.

Other than the dominant accords of patchouli and opoponax, other notes that I can detect quite strongly on my skin are pepper, peru balsam and vetiver. I think this fragrance could wear well on both men and women, and is best suited to wear during Autumn and Winter.

By all means, if patchouli often gives you a headache or offends you with its dominance, you may want to give Etat Libre d'Orange Nombril Immense a try. I'm certain that many will find themselves enjoying this fragrance's unique subtlety. I highly recommend.

Sep
21
2012
Mr. Doody
Mr. Doody

3 of 5 for me. it's nice enough but nothing that impresses me per se. it IS a light scent and those aren't usually my thing. i LOVE opoponax + patch, but this isn't a pushy opo-patch scent at all. it has that Etat drydown that IMO a number of their scents have that doesn't thrill me - something too powdery about it (and 'dirty' at the same time). decent longevity, but no sillage at all after a fashion - a real skin-scent after the initial push.

Jul
02
2012
d_l_esmond
d_l_esmond

Pleasant, wearable, refreshing. Didn't last too much on me, but still a nice, rounded scent. Besides the patchouli, i could hardly pick up anything else. If i let myself carried away, I would probably say this is a grown up hippy, respectable and almost conventional, with just a hint of the old transgression. but then hippies stopped being transgressive a long time ago.

May
30
2012
mudpach
mudpach

This is a beautiful patchouli fragrance: soft, feminime and very comfortable. Nombril Immense is my favourite from ELdO!

May
08
2012
SculptureOfSoul
SculptureOfSoul

A sudden itch in my bellybutton and I have to scratch it. Woah, woah woah - I've got to stop neglecting this little recess during my shower time, it seems there's a hefty dose of lint trapped within.

I pull out the itchy culprit and inspect it. What is this? It's not lint, but a balloon. A mottled balloon; primarily green but flecked with specks of brown and purple. Just how did that get in there?! As I bring this oddity to eye level to inspect it my nostrils are teased by the odor of patchouli.

With child-like curiosity I begin to inflate the balloon. There's a tingling sensation in my mouth, and with each breath the sensation grows until finally it has engulfed my tongue and cheeks. I don't know it now, but there's a bouquet of violets stuck in my vanilla chiclet teeth and my uvula is actually a piece of smoldering opoponax resin.

The once dark green mottled balloon grows and grows. I'm not sure if the balloon's rubber has stretched so thin that it has simply disappeared or if it has mysteriously transmogrified into the denser hazy green smoke that encapsulates the swirling currents of opoponax smoke and violet breath within. I continue to blow and it continues to expand until my head is completely engulfed; like an old diving helmet but rendered not with copper or brass but patchouli and opoponax and violets and vanilla instead. A vaporous helmet fit not for an aquanaut but a psychonaut.

The intoxicating aroma of my new headgear assuages any fears of absurdity that had begun to arise. With my newfound confidence I gaze back into the navel that gave birth to the whole of this experience and find neither flesh nor flora, but instead a gaping expanse of velvety white clouds that extend into infinity, each perfectly shaped into the likeness of a patchouli leaf...

...

...My toes reflexively curl as if to grab hold of the shag carpet beneath my feet for a bit of extra stability as I come down for a landing. I open my eyes and gaze about, slowly adjusting to the surroundings that my body never actually left, and wonder just how long and just where to my mind has been traveling. Gently clutched in my left hand is a sample of Nombril Immense.

Jan
03
2012
HappyShopper123
HappyShopper123

A bitter, heavy and intense patchouli. I prefer patchouli to be lighter, but this is still a lovely scent. Surprisingly low sillage and good longevity.

Nov
01
2011
ailimeavolokin
ailimeavolokin

Very sexy, decadent patchouli. I would like to have a full bottle of this.

Sep
19
2011
parmania
parmania

This is My favourite,my love:)

Sep
15
2011
kerini
kerini

Patchouli, patchouli and more patchouli on a slightly bitter balmy base with a tiny hint of spice (the carrot seeds?).
Interesting but I just don't love patchouli nearly enough to appreciate the difference to ordinary patchouli oil.
I'm not sure what attracted me to Nombril Immense in the first place. I guess I was expecting something warmer, more resinous, less patchouli-y.
It lasts more than 10 hours.

Mar
16
2011
riri
riri

I know Etat Libre d'Orange from a blog I read almost couple of years ago and I stumbled upon this really kewl boutique in Bali and found it!! I tried on everything from Etat Libre and BOY I LOVE THIS... The reason why I bought it is because it so unique, simply innocence. A baby. That's what I have in mind. It just so motherly to me and it reminds me a lot of my childhood, I smell like this!! LOL. A bit of baby talcum powder and a hint of sun and sweat from playing outside for 5 hours and power nap time. LOL. I love this smell, I'm wearing it mostly night time though.

Mar
08
2011
kastehelmi
kastehelmi

merilu59:lo amo infinitamente
patchouli patchouli

"I love it infinitely
patchouli patchouli"

Sep
14
2010
Robert White
Robert White

Giant Bellybutton! Once again, the wacky frog-eaters at Etat Libre d'Orange have come up with a strong smelling, very original scent. Of course, a REAL giant bellybutton, full of lint and body odor, wouldn't smell like this - it would smell more like their Secretions Magnifique, which I like, too, but in the way I like certain types of ear-splittingly painful and difficult music. (Penderecki, Throbbing Gristle, Captain Beefheart, Carcass, and early Public Image Limited, if you care about music. This, however, is a slightly spiced up Patchouli that avoids most of the hippie associations...which is good, 'cos I can't stand hippies. So if you like Patchouli, this is a good one to try out

Dec
18
2009
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

While I don't agree with below reviewer on the worthyness of a bottle, I need to say that Nombril Immense is not bad at all! It's actually one of the few Etat Libre that I enjoy on my skin. It's confortable, relaxing, a little bit mystical and it gives me a vision of open spaces. Like many other from Etat Libre it goes on in alternate stages. The first hint is a woody freshness, then it becomes baby powder, then again woody and mystical. It smells like the wood columns of an Eastern temple in Tibet could smell in my imagination. Mostly like Dzongkha, but not as greatly done. All in all is pleasant and meditative.
It hits on my nerevs that it smells better from the vial than applied on my skin. Worth a bottle? No. Buy baby powder and throw some sandalwood and patchouli oil in it. It's cheaper.

Sep
14
2009
imgcas
imgcas

My favourite scent from the French brand Etat Libre d'Orange is this lovely autumn-winter fragance.
I have been wearing it sometimes this cold winter because it is cozy, comfortable, mystic and contemplative.
It is all about patchouli, but high quality patchouli.
Nombril Immense is ambery and woody, with a hint of sweetness in the dry down.

It has reconciled me to patchouli (and to Etat libre d'orange too). To me, it is completely full bottle worthy.

Jan
19
2009

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