Gilles Thevenin who, with the support of the former owners and perfumers who reorchestrated their old formulas, rescued this historical house and opened a new page in its history in 1998. The brand is now based in the middle of Paris, at the heart of the city’s perfumers’ district dating back to the 17th century, the House of Lubin, established in 1798, is one of France’s oldest luxury brands...
The original founder the Lubin house and the great perfumer of his time, Pierre-Francois Lubin was born in 1774. He learned perfumery from the age of ten in Grasse, and at the age of sixteen Lubin left Grasse for Paris to complete his training under Jean-Lous Fargeon, the official perfumer to Queen Marie-Antoinette.
In 1798, Lubin opened his boutique "Au Bouquet de Roses," which he named in honor of Marie-Antoinette's favorite flowers and perfume.The creations of the young perfumer were very well-accepted by the fashionable public. During the reign of the last king of France, Lubin finally obtained the title of Official Perfumer to the French Royal Court.
Akkad Eau de Parfum
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, harmonizing 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 centers on the woody richness of patchouli, sweetened with a sensual vanilla.
Black Jade Eau de Parfum
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.
Bluff Eau de Parfum
The conquest of the West. Bluff is at first a refreshing invigorating blend of citrus fruits, wood extracts and spices. It then reveals itself as an extremely elegant yet sensual unisex eau de parfum. The composition is inspired from the invigorating remedies supplied to the pioneers in the Wild West during the gold rush. Once developed by emigrant physicians, these tonics were first considered as medicines. They would soon become a part of American culture, and later be transformed into soft drinks for young people.
Galaad Eau de Parfum
Balm of the Sacred Mountain.
A heart of myrrh is topped with spices that bring out refreshing head notes (cardamom), and sustained by aromatic base notes (rosemary, cypress). The base is cool leather with wood and tobacco (blond tobacco, Atlas cedar, agar oud). 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 Galaad.
Gin Fizz Eau de Toilette
In 1955, one movie star captivated the crowds. To the entire world she was the embodiment of American elegance and her mysterious charm even captured the heart of a Prince. To honor of her extraordinary beauty, Lubin created a perfume which marked the decade: An extremely chic fragrance, sparkling and fresh, evoking that years most fashionable cocktail, Gin Fizz.
Grisette Eau de Parfum
Familiar figures in the streets of the 19th century Paris, the grisettes were the youthful, fresh-faced girls who worked in the capital's sewing workshops. They were full of joie de vivre and wore grey calico frocks, hence their nickname.
Idole de Eau de Parfum
An extraordinary iconic fragrance, like a woody liqueur rich in scorching spices, Idole de Lubin combines Makassar ebony, dried orange peels and Bourbon rum. Its spices from Zanzibar warm up a refined leather note. Around this idol, the mute and hieratic figure of Nubian divinity, bark is being burnt and resins grilled. Painted bodies get carried away dancing. Rum absolute, saffron, bitter orange peel and black cumin provide a prelude to the doum palm, smoked ebony and sugar cane middle notes. Finishing with base notes of leather and red sandalwood.
Inedite Eau de Parfum
Aziyadé's Sugared Almonds. 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 didnt 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.
Itasca Eau de Parfum
The scent of the North American Forest. The Mississippi River finds its main source in the legendary Lake Itasca in the heart of Minnesota. Itasca by Lubin is reminiscent of the forests covering the American landscape once inhabited by the Algonquin tribes and pioneers exploring their depths.
Korrigan Eau de Parfum
Caramel Wood Liqueur.
Perfumer Thomas Fontaine first of all 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 appetizing, smooth like a whiskey cream liqueur, yet smoky, fragrant and slightly bitter like superb pure malt.
L de Lubin Eau de Toilette
A heady scent from the 1970s, L de Lubin was a favorite of disco idols on the dance floor. Indian wood notes and spices from Thailand are overlaid with a refreshing blend of Tuscan flowers and Sicilian lemons. Florentine iris gently washes over the top notes, which are smoothly fruity and floral.
L'Eau Figaro Eau de Parfum
The Barber of Seville.
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.
L'Eau Neuve Eau de Toilette
L'Eau Neuve, a signature fragrance of the so-called peace and love years, is the fresh-scented reflection of a carefree era.
The so-called Eaux Fraïches launched at the time breathed new life into traditional eau de Colognes. More concentrated than their predecessors, they were also more powerful, thanks to the addition of crisp and vibrant combinations, giving them elegance and longevity. Its notes combine in a truly natural composition. L'Eau Neuve is for both men and women.
Le Vetiver Eau de Toilette
In French, the word vetiver rhymes with LHomme Vert, which means The Green Man. He was a legendary character whom the ancients Celts believed lived deep in the forests of Armorica, an ancient region including Brittany. They thought of him as a western Dionysus, a magician who would wake up nature in the spring by blowing life back into it after the harshness of winter.
Nuit de Longchamp Eau de Parfum
Upper Ten Eau de Parfum
Upper Ten is the fragrance of the corridors of power. The aroma is like entering a New York or Chicago Gentlemens Club in 1880.
Cedar, sandalwood and fine leather with an added floral touch of geranium make up the main accord of this manly tribute to the life force of these American pioneers. Cardamom quickens its woody note while smooth cinnamon invigorates the mix. The amber, musky base brings more potency and depth, conferring a reassuring strength.
Upper Ten for Her Eau de Parfum
Upper Ten for Her is the fragrance that lingers in the wake of these stylish flappers during their extravagant evenings on the town.
Marion skins through the Gotham City night in her sleek Duesenberg, kicking up her heels and sipping bootleg cocktails at the Ziegfeld Follies and whiskey at the Savoy. She dances the Linda Hop then strikes languorous poses, smoking Turkish cigarettes while Sweetheart pouts sulkily but lifes too short, and there are so many parties to go to!