Friday, April 30, 2010

Lubin Bluff, Figaro, Inedite, Itasca: new fragrances

Perfumers Lucien Ferrero and Thomas Fontaine worked around original olfactory themes of "Vetiver" and "L'Eau Neuve" by Lubin and produced two versions of each: Bluff and Itasca are inspired by Lubin's Vetiver , while Figaro and Inedite are inspired by L'Eau Neuve. The bottles reprise the design of the originals with stylised colour schemes and relief.

  • Lubin Bluff
  • A racy perfume, deceiving by its appearances : topped with lime, bergamot and combining nutmeg and cinnamon, Bluff is first fresh spicy and woody. Then it blossoms into a sensual, almost greedy, heart of clary sage, iris and cola nuts.
    Its finally lands on a background of cedar, patchouli sandalwood and vanilla.
    Top notes: Lime, Bergamot, Nutmeg, Cinnamon.
    Heart note: Sage, Iris, Coconut Cola, Nectarine
    Base Notes: Vetiver, Cedar, Patchouli, Sandalwood

  • Lubin Figaro
  • Bold and seductive like Beaumarchais, Figaro take as its inspiration liberties with the conventions. Its Vetiver and fig heart notes is embellished with apple, plum and clover. The coriander leaves gives the green effect and ocean pine provides a marine aromatic facet . The woody wake finally combines amber, vetiver, sandalwood, tonka bean and balsam of Styrax.
    Top Notes: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Pine
    Heart Notes: fig, apple, plum, clover
    Base notes: Vetiver, Styrax, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean

  • InĂ©dite by Lubin
  • First, a rosewater, innocent and fresh as a mandarin of Sicily, InĂ©dite is spicy and sweet, with a floral wake of heliotrope, lilac, rose and nectarine. Soon the vanilla, iris and patchouli reveals the spices. Sensual Circassian, rubbed with cinnamon, pepper and coriander, cedar and musk, make it even more voluptuous.
    Top Notes: mandarin, bergamot, pepper and pink peppercorns.
    Heart Notes: Coriander, Lilac, Rose
    Base Notes: Vanilla, Iris, Patchouli, White Musk

  • Lubin Itasca
  • The Forest of America. The Mississippi River rises in Lake Itasca, in the heart of Minnesota. Itasca by Lubin evokes America's deep forests, those of Algonquin Indians and pioneers. The Minnesota red pine accompanies them on a background of amber, incense, Java vetiver and Texas cedar . First refreshed by juniper berries, then it develops a spicy harmony of wood combined with cloves and nutmeg.
    Top notes: Neroli, Mandarin, Juniper Berries
    Heart note: Clove, Sage, Nutmeg, Geranium Leaves
    Base Note: Red Pine, Vetiver, Amber.

    The new Lubin fragrances come in Eau de Parfum 75ml spray bottles for 85 euros each.


    1. Whoa! I'm coincidentally wearing L'Eau Neuve as we speak!

    2. Are these for sale anywhere?

    3. G,

      amazing coincidence or what!
      I'm curious to see what spin they've given. I recall L'EN as quite citrusy.

    4. Womo,

      I think they're on Premiere Avenue (French site) as we speak. Possibly at First in Fragrance soon.

    5. These sound interesting, although four at once makes me nervous ... I did just buy their Vetiver which I like very much.

    6. M,

      four does sound like a bit much. The Vetiver and Eau Neuve are nice enough. I'd like a little 'edge' in these!


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