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Eau de Parfum

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Price: £225.00
Size: 100ml Spray
Fragrance Category: Rich Spicy Leather

Top Notes: Rum absolute, saffron, bitter orange peel and black cumin
Heart Notes: Doum palm, smoked ebony and sugar cane
Base Notes: Leather and red sandalwood

After a long journey, an old weathered boat dropped me off in Macassar among majestic vessels carrying ebony and spices. There, under a mosquito net, sat a very old man: the first doctor in the Celebes, who in 1914, fled the war on a steamer to the Dutch East Indies. Wise and nonchalant, his century came to an end among the tropical flowers.

Unbeknown to myself I was meeting the last nabob.

He and his counterparts, such as Rimbaud and Monfreid, sensual vagabonds fleeing the West on the search for the ideal, explorers who were part rogue, part poet, became my life models, my mentors. Like them, I decided to seek out primordial humanity, find the first traces of man, meet the primitive idole.

Around this idol, the mute and hieratic figure of a Nubian divinity, bark was burned and resins grilled. African mahogany dampened by tropical downpours and ebony hardened by smoke; mystical wood rich in the African spirit, spellbinding voodoo wood, intoxicating doum palm. Painted bodies get carried away dancing...

My island retreat is no longer imaginary. In my island refuge, the senses are omnipotent. The islanders drink rum and are massaged with balmy oils. I invite you, from the deck of a ship charged with precious woods, to contemplate the stars in the sky, resting your head on a leather bag that will be your only possession. A captivating feline creature with obsidian eyes revealed it to me just when I thought it was forgotten, or lost, or simply a dream...only she could give fragrance to this new world called Lubin...

Idole de Lubin is Lubin's 466th fragrance since 1798.

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