Launched in 2009 by Etat Libre d'Orange, the French niche fragrance house with the perfumes with the quirky names, Fat Electrician is a gorgeous treatment of vetiver, that’s a little sweet, smoky and sensuous.
The way it opens with a nose-tickling astringent, metallic note that segues to the nutty, sweet smell of chestnut cream that juxtaposes a note of dry, earthy, woody vetiver keeps me wanting more. Should these two things go together so well? They do in this juice. A good thing, too, as they provide the axis the fragrance is built on. As it blooms, it goes through a stage of smelling bitter and green and a little smoky from olive leaf. Then, myrrh picks up the bitterness of the olive leaf, while its cousin opoponax carries over the sweetness from the opening. Together the myrrh and opoponax make Fat Electrician resinous, smoky and deep. A whiff of vanilla contrasts with the earthy vetiver and gives the fragrance a comforting vibe, so it never feels weird or unwearable.
Fat Electrician doesn’t evolve much – it doesn’t have to; it’s perfect just the way it is. It’s an inspired treatment of vetiver that’s a little sweet, smoky and sensuous.
Notes: Notes: metallic accord, Haitian vetiver, chestnut cream, olive leaves, myrrh, opoponax, vanilla.