French niche line Lubin has launched four new fragrances — the Métalliques collection — inspired by the "olfactory themes" of their Vétiver and L'Eau Neuve fragrances. Itasca and Bluff are versions of Vétiver, Figaro and Inédite of L’Eau Neuve.
Itasca (shown above left) ~ "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." With notes of neroli, marigold, mandarin, juniper berry, grapefruit, clove, tonka bean, clary sage, nutmeg, geranium flower, Itasca red pine (pinus resinosa), vetiver, Texan cedar, Partak incense, myrrh, amber and fir balsam.
Bluff (not shown) ~ "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." With notes of lime, bergamot, nutmeg, cinnamon, clary sage, iris, kola nut, vetiver, cedar, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla.
Figaro (shown above right) ~ "Bold and seductive like the Figaro from Beaumarchais’ plays, Figaro by Lubin takes liberties with conventions much like the character that inspired it." Featuring grapefruit, bergamot, pink pepper, marine pine, fig, apple, plum, coriander leaves, clover, vetiver, styrax, sandalwood and tonka bean.
Inédite (not shown) ~ "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 The word “inédite” means “unpublished” in French, like the story the young author in love with Aziyadé didn’t dare tell."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 notes include mandarin, bergamot, pink pepper, coriander, cinnamon, clove, heliotrope, lilac, nectarine, Damask rose, cabbage rose, vanilla, iris, patchouli, Kashmir cedar and white musk.
Lubin Itasca, Bluff, Figaro & Inédite are available now at Aedes, in 75 ml Eau de Parfum for $110 each. (quote in first paragraph via shopping-premiereavenue, all subsequent quotes via aedes, additional information via extrait.it)