Akkad Eau de Parfum
The story of Akkad:
This mythical story tells of Sargon, the powerful sovereign of Akkad, who was brought up by Aqqi, the gardener of the great marshes between the Tigris and the Euphrates. Essence of Akkad, fortified with golden amber, is a gift from the beautiful Ishtar, who loves and protects Sargon. This blend contains all the most precious balms and elixirs from Punt, and also those from the islands of the Great Sea. This amber is the light that shines on Sargon’s kingdom… it is his empire’s most valuable treasure.
Why we're addicted: Perfumer Delphine Thierry imagined a liquid amber elixir that is both spicy and luminous, the opposite of the dark, mystical ambers that bring to mind the smoke of frankincense in ancient temples.
Mandarin, Bergamot from Italy, essence of Clary Sage, Essence of Cardamom, Elemi, Frankincense, Styrax, Amber, Cistus-Labdanum, Vanilla and Patchouli..
Akkad opens with a sparkling citrus top note of mandarin and bergamot, enhanced by Clary sage, known as a sacred herb with euphoric, harmonizing properties.
The heart unfolds in the balmy, spicy notes of frankincense and styrax, evocative of the ancient East, and cooled by elemi, a fresh, soothing herb. Cardamom adds a grounding intensity.
The base presents two ambers that play on the woody richness of patchouli, sweetened with a sensual vanilla.
Ingredients may be subject to change. The most accurate and up to date product ingredient list can also found on the product packaging.
The creations of the young perfumer were an immediate success with the aristocracy, including Napoleon's wife, Empress Josephine, and the chicest and fashion-forward trendsetters in Europe. In the early 20th century Lubin Parfums migrated to New York, and became known for such iconic fragrances as "Nuit de Longchamps" and "Gin Fizz", which was created for Grace Kelly in 1955.
In 1998 Gilles Thevenin revived this exquisite, legendary Perfume House- over 200 years old and truly one of France's oldest luxury brands. Collaborating with the former owners and perfumers who reorchestrated their formulas, Gilles opened a new page in the history of Lubin. Today the brand is based in the heart of Paris, continuing the tradition of using the finest ingredients and working with the most talented Master Perfumers, and continually inspired by dynamic women and heroic men who perfectly embody their eras.
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