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Black Jade - EdP by Lubin Quick shop

Lubin

Black Jade - EdP

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Black Jade - EdP by Lubin
Lubin

Black Jade - EdP

$ 130.00

In 1784, 10-year-old Pierre François Lubin became the apprentice of Tombarelli, a master perfumer of Grasse, in the south of France. Some years later, he came to Paris to complete his apprenticeship in the prestigious workshop of Fargeon, perfumer to the Royal Court. His ambition was subsequently to join the corporation of perfumers founded in the 15th century. 

The latter enjoyed growing prestige at the time, for since the reign of Louis XIV, hygiene had been making great progress at Versailles. The use of soaps, perfumes and cosmetics gradually became entrenched. The queen’s perfumer Fargeon was therefore a familiar face at the Royal Palace of Versailles, where he regularly brought his preparations to Queen Marie Antoinette.

The 18th century saw the awakening of a philosophical and political consciousness that gave the period its name of the “Age of Enlightenment”. Monarchy and the absolute power exercised by the sovereign were increasingly subject to criticism. These ideas spread to the people, and in 1789 royal power gave way to popular uprisings and was replaced by a revolutionary assembly elected by all, where the most radical elements eventually dominated. Under increasing attack, the royal family was finally imprisoned in the Tuileries castle in Paris, while war threatened at the borders.

Amidst this revolutionary Paris, Master Perfumer Fargeon remained loyal to Queen Marie Antoinette and continued to supply her with his preparations. One of these was his “eau de toilette”, an alcohol-based infusion that the queen applied to her skin during her morning ablutions to maintain the fresh complexion that caused so much envy at court. The young apprentice Lubin carefully copied his master’s formulae: he would remember them when he set up his own shop in rue Sainte Anne a few years later in 1798, and launched the famous “eau de toilette” that established his reputation. Marie Antoinette’s daughter, Marie Thérèse of France, who had become the duchess of Angoulême, quickly adopted it after her return from exile in 1815, and in turn appointed Lubin as “supplier to the Duke of Angoulême”

But the young Lubin was also interested in a mysterious perfume that the queen had ordered from Jean Louis Fargeon during the creation of the Trianon gardens, her private domain. The roses in the recipe of course evoked the flower garden, and are combined with jasmine from Grasse, but the use of spices and noble wood imported from distant lands, those that inspired the motifs of the wall decorations at Versailles, gave it more exotic tones. Precious patchouli and sandalwood, vanilla and cinnamon, coriander and cardamom, frankincense and galbanum were brought from India and French islands beyond the seas. With these ingredients, the initially cool floral fragrance became mellow and warm on the queen’s skin. It leaves a discreet trace with notes of amber, elegant and sensual. The queen took it everywhere in a small flask of black jade that protected it from daylight.

In the house of Lubin, the once lost but now resuscitated fragrance for a long time bore the name of “jardin secret”, until the 1930s, without any explicit reference ever being made to its origin. We have now restored its name of the time, “black jade”, the one brought to us by a close friend to whom the queen gave the black flask with its nostalgic whiffs when they parted for the last time. It held the “secret garden” of a queen, the memory of her happy days, of spring evenings in the intimacy of the Petit Trianon, at Versailles, but far from the pomp of the court.

A black jade bottle held the last remaining scents of a secret garden. The discovery of its formula, copied by an indiscreet apprentice, revealed its mysteries. It belonged to a queen in the Trianon rose gardens, far from the splendors of the Court, before the turmoil of history was unleashed. Entrusted to a noblewoman and very dear friend, it has come down to us through the ages to be reborn today. Galbanum, bergamot and cardamom provide a fresh prelude to the rose and jasmine heart notes, enhanced by a hint of incense and cinnamon. The amber base, anchored in exotic woods, Indian sandalwood and patchouli, is arrayed in vanilla and Tonka bean.

  • Top Notes: Galbanum, bergamot, cardamom
  • Middle Notes:  Rose, jasmin, incense, cinnamon
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, tonka bean, amber
  • Olfactive Group: Floral
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Figaro - EdT 2.5oz by Lubin Quick shop
Figaro - EdT 2.5oz by Lubin
Lubin

Figaro - EdT 2.5oz

$ 120.00

Bold and seductive like the Figaro from Beaumarchais’ plays, Figaro by Lubin takes liberties with conventions much like the character that inspired it. An extremely original unisex fragrance, its construction is based on the daring opposition of vetiver and fig, which starts out green and ends up with gentle amber and woody base notes.

At the heart of this fragrance is a counterpoint of vetiver and fig brightened by notes of apple, clover and plum. Cilantro evokes the green of nature and seaside pines, mingling with ocean breezes. These woody, amber tones finally give way to vetiver, sandalwood, tonka bean and benzoin balm base notes.

  • Top Notes: Grapefruit, bergamot, pink pepper, pine
  • Middle Notes: Fig, apple, coriander, clove
  • Base Notes: Vetiver, styrax, sandalwood, tonka bean
  • Olfactive Group: Woody / Leather
  • Perfumer: Thomas Fontaine
  • Created: 2010
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Gin Fizz - EdP 3.4oz by Lubin Quick shop
Gin Fizz - EdP 3.4oz by Lubin
Gin Fizz - EdP 3.4oz by Lubin
Gin Fizz - EdP 3.4oz by Lubin
Lubin

Gin Fizz - EdP 3.4oz

$ 160.00

In 1955, a star captivated the crowds: appearing in films by Alfred Hitchcock or John Ford, playing alongside James Stewart and Cary Grant, she embodied the very elegance of America. Her mysterious charm even captured the heart of a Prince! It was in honour of her extraordinary beauty that Henri Giboulet created a perfume for Lubin which marked the decade; a very chic perfume, sparkling and fresh, evoking the cocktail in fashion that year in the ‘American bars’ of Paris, Gin Fizz.

Gin Fizz follows its initial notes of hesperidia and greens with the very Parisian elegance of iris, enriched with a floral bouquet of jasmine and rose, finally coming to rest on a bed of precious woods.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, lemon, mandarin, juniper berry
  • Middle Notes:  Iris, galbanum, orange blossom, rose, jasmine
  • Base Notes: Lily, benzoin, iris, vetiver, oak moss, white musk
  • Olfactive Group: Citrus / Floral
  • Perfumer: René Giboulet, 1955, actualized in 2009 by Thomas Fontaine
  • Created: 1955, updated in 2009
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Grisette - EdP by Lubin Quick shop

Lubin

Grisette - EdP

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Grisette - EdP by Lubin
Grisette - EdP by Lubin
Grisette - EdP by Lubin
Lubin

Grisette - EdP

$ 130.00

Familiar figures in the streets of 19th century Paris, gristles were the youthful, fresh-faced girls who worked in the capital's sewing workshops. They are full of joie de vivre and wore grey calico frocks that gave them their nickname.

On sunny days, when the workshop bell rang they would rush off in pursuit of adventure in the bars of Montmartre and the guinguettes on the Marne, where they would dance to the strains of the accordion. These fun-loving creatures in the Latin Quarter, and provided the inspiration for the artists a Montmartre, becoming the heroines of paintings by Renoir and Monet.

Sensitive souls, they'd often fall in love. Flirtatious, they knew how to turn the heads of both young aristocratic dandies and ribald old men.

The grisettes of the Belle Epoque ignored the moral constraints of the century, bringing a risqué charm to the formidable effervescence of an emerging new era.

Grisette by Lubin is the very essence of this freedom and desire to live life to the full, encapsulating their natural vitality. It is a classical composition with top notes of an armful of freshly cut roses. For the first time for decades, Lubin is using an alcolate obtained by macerating rose concrete. This preserves the most volatile notes that mingle with hints of grapefruit to give a green sensation of fresh roses. Goriest then wraps one up in powdery, woody, and spicy notes before leaving a trail of amber and vanilla.

  • Top Notes: Citrus, grapefruit, bergamot, rose concrete
  • Middle Notes: Iris, incense
  • Base Notes: Musk, amber, cedarwood, vanilla
  • Olfactive Group: Floral
  • Created: 2015
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Inédite - EdT 2.5oz by Lubin Quick shop
Inédite - EdT 2.5oz by Lubin
Lubin

Inédite - EdT 2.5oz

$ 120.00

Aziyadé, a young Circassian harem girl imprisoned in an oriental palace, embodies the unreachable and sensual beauty of which every man dreams. The word “inédite” means “unpublished” in French, like the story the young author in love with Aziyadé didn’t dare tell.

The sweet seduction of sugared almonds warms up into a harmony of vanilla and roses, reminding us of those spicy sweets so adored by oriental beauties. After a top note of rose water that is fresh and pure like a Sicilian orange, Inédite is a sweet and spicy creation adorned with a floral harmony of heliotrope, lilac and rose, and topped with a fruity note of nectarines.

Vanilla, iris and patchouli transform the sweet seduction of sugared almonds into aromas of cinnamon, pepper and coriander. Cedar and musk base notes make its Eastern-inspired foundation even more irresistible.

  • Top Notes:  Mandarin, bergamot, pink peppercorn
  • Middle Notes: Coriander, cinnamon, clove, heliotrope, lilac, nectarine, Damask rose, cabbage rose
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, iris, patchouli, cedar, white musk
  • Olfactive Group: Floral
  • Perfumer: Thomas Fontaine
  • Created: 2007
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Kismet - EdP Quick shop

Lubin

Kismet - EdP

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Kismet - EdP
Lubin

Kismet - EdP

$ 130.00

“Folly!”

That’s how the elderly owner of the Lubin Perfume House, Monsieur Paul Prot, described the elephant-shaped perfume bottle that had appeared on his desk. It had been designed for a princess.  Who was believed to be Indian, and so Lubin perfumers had consulted the writings of the famous Indian poet Valmiki. In his work, Valmiki paid homage to Woman by comparing her to the animal believed to be the noblest of all — the elephant. This seemed altogether odd to a well-mannered Frenchman in the early Roaring Twenties. But as for Kismet, the Eastern princess for whom this new perfume was intended, well, she liked it. 

The beautiful Ottoman spy actually laughed when she saw the small crystal bottle of perfume that had been made especially for her. It featured a brightly decorated elephant, alluding to the verse of Valmiki’s Ramayana. Spiritual and multilingual, Kismet cultivated the mystery surrounding her background. She reigned over the Parisian parties of the Roaring Twenties for a time, then one day slipped away, never to be seen again. All that remained was the memory of her intoxicating scent — the scent of the perfume that Lubin had created for her.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, lemon, petitgrain
  • Middle Notes:  Rosa Centifolia, Bulgarian Rose, patchouli
  • Base Notes: Labdanum cistus, opoponax, vanilla
  • Olfactive Group: Oriental

 

 

 

 

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    L de Lubin - EdP 3.4oz by Lubin Quick shop
    L de Lubin - EdP 3.4oz by Lubin
    Lubin

    L de Lubin - EdP 3.4oz

    $ 160.00

    L de Lubin, "a heady scent back from the disco era," is said to have been "favored by pop divas during the seventies." A fruity start of lemon and bergamot give way to floral notes of gardenia, jasmine, rose, iris and lily. Clove, tonka bean, rosewood, patchouli, sandalwood, heliotrope, vanilla and musk give it a dark chypre character.

    • Top Notes: Lemon, bergamot
    • Middle Notes:  Gardenia, jasmine, rose, iris, lily
    • Base Notes: Clove, tonka bean, rosewood, patchouli, sandalwood, heliotrope, vanilla, musk
    • Olfactive Group: Floral / Chypre
    • Perfumer: Lucien Ferrero
    • Created: 1974
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    Nuit de Longchamp - EdP 3.4oz by Lubin Quick shop
    Nuit de Longchamp - EdP 3.4oz by Lubin
    Lubin

    Nuit de Longchamp - EdP 3.4oz

    $ 160.00

    Nuit de Longchamp has graced the shoulders of elegant women since 1934, like a magnificent garden of white flowers blooming in the twilight. From the African shores of the Mediterranean and the Ottoman gardens, only the most precious flowers and balsams are used.

    • Top Notes: Bergamot, orange blossom, nutmeg, cardamom
    • Middle Notes:  Ylang ylang, rose, jasmine, iris
    • Base Notes: Sandalwood, broom, patchouli, vetiver, tolu, Peru balsam, labdanum, oak moss
    • Olfactive Group: Floral 
    • Created: 1934
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    Talismania Collection - Akkad EdP 3.4oz by Lubin Quick shop
    Talismania Collection - Akkad EdP 3.4oz by Lubin
    Lubin

    Talismania Collection - Akkad EdP 3.4oz

    $ 180.00

    Akkad is a luminous amber perfume, mystical but also sensual.

    Delphine Thierry, who composed this creation, imagined an amber note that is both spicy and luminous. The opposite therefore of the dark, mystical ambers that bring to mind the smoke of frankincense in ancient temples. Akkad amber opens with an aromatic citrus head note of mandarin and bergamot, enhanced by Clary sage. Clary sage, also known as “the sacred herb”, is renowned for its euphoric, harmonising properties.

    The heart unfolds in the rich, balmy, spicy notes of frankincense and styrax, evocative of the ancient east, cooled by elemi, a fresh, soothing herb, and intensified by cardamom.

    The base with its two ambers of plant and animal origin centres on the woody richness of patchouli, sweetened with sensual vanilla.

    • Top Notes: Mandarin and bergamot from Italy, clary sage
    • Middle Notes: Cardamom, elemi, frankincense, styrax
    • Base Notes: Amber, cistus-labdanum, vanilla, patchouli
    • Olfactive Group: Oriental
    • Perfumer: Delphine Thierry
    • Created: 2012
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    Talismania Collection - Gallad EdP 3.4oz by Lubin Quick shop
    Talismania Collection - Gallad EdP 3.4oz by Lubin
    Lubin

    Talismania Collection - Gallad EdP 3.4oz

    $ 180.00

    Galaad is a fresh leather fragrance, an invitation on a journey, the scent of an elegant rider who travels the world, a cosmopolitan spirit who loves the shade of tall trees and the freshness of mountain streams. A fragrance that is protective and assertive, yet utterly refined, emanating a peaceful self-assurance.

    A heart of myrrh is topped with spices that bring out refreshing head notes of cardamom sustained by aromatic notes of rosemary and cypress. The base of a cool leather accord mingles with Atlas cedarwood, Oud and blond tobacco.

    Delphine Thierry, who created Galaad, invites us to a tranquil morning ride in the mountains of the Middle East, when the scents of myrrh bushes blend with cypress resins and the woody fragrance of cedars. The leather of saddle and gloves gently warm up in the first rays of sun, while the little Arab horse snorts amidst the morning dew that has settled on Judean balsam trees and on the vines climbing along the mountain slopes of G alaad.

    • Top Notes: Cardamom, cypress, rosemary
    • Middle Notes: Myrrh, myrrh absolute, copahu balm, honey
    • Base Notes: Oud, cedarwood, cipriol, tobacco
    • Olfactive Group: Spice
    • Perfumer: Delphine Thierry
    • Created: 2012
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    Talismania Collection - Idole de Lubin EdP 3.4oz by Lubin Quick shop
    Talismania Collection - Idole de Lubin EdP 3.4oz by Lubin
    Lubin

    Talismania Collection - Idole de Lubin EdP 3.4oz

    $ 180.00

    Idole de Lubin offers a spellbinding glimpse into the fantasy world created by talented perfumer Olivia Giacobetti. Inspired by voyages from Madagascar to Java, from Zanzibar to the Spice Islands, it is a smoldering composition conveying the exhilarating sense of discovery and the intoxicating beauty of the tropics.

    The fragrance unfolds as a series of vignettes, from the monsoon drenched jungle to the smoky incense of a sacrificial offering. The complex woody base of ebony, mahogany, red sandalwood and doum palm supports the opulent heart of saffton and leather. Bitter orange peel and rum absolute lend an effervescent element to this striking fragrance.

    • Top Notes: Bitter orange, rum, saffron
    • Middle Notes: Sugar cane, ebony, mahogany
    • Base Notes: Sandalwood, leather
    • Olfactive Group: Spice
    • Perfumer: Olivia Giacobetti
    • Created: 2005
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    Talismania Collection - Korrigan EdP 3.4oz by Lubin Quick shop
    Talismania Collection - Korrigan EdP 3.4oz by Lubin
    Lubin

    Talismania Collection - Korrigan EdP 3.4oz

    $ 180.00

    Perfumer Thomas Fontaine imagined a tree for Lubin, to be called “Caramel Wood”. Its sap would be sweet like English toffee, but with tangy accents of wild apple, juniper and saffron, to answer for some of its mystery.

    He wanted a note of leather yet appetising, smooth like a whisky cream liqueur, yet smoky, fragrant and slightly bitter like superb pure malt.

    • Top Notes: Juniper berry, saffron, cognac
    • Middle Notes: Lavender, ambrette, whisky distillate
    • Base Notes: Cedar, oud, leather, vetiver, musk
    • Olfactive Group: Spice
    • Perfumer: Thomas Fontaine
    • Created: 2012
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