This is a very odd perfume... After a cold blast of ginger and other spices you get a tingly dose of lemons. this goes on for an unusual length which sadly becomes more and more sour as it develops. I kept wanting to find a little bit of vanilla or something in it to give some body to it but no, empty, empty.. This could be interesting but the whole thing seems so cold and hollow it just became unpleasant.
Finally the dry down... I could not work out what it reminded of and it kept snagging at my mind, then it hit me... Tesco own brand "cola"!!!
This horrible drink was a childhood party stand by when parents were too cheap and thought the children would not notice!!!
I really want to like this one, it is interesting and quirky but it is so cold, lacking in base support and bitter that I can't (not to mention the childhood torture) so, no, it is not a favorite...
27th October, 2009 (last edited: 28th October, 2009)
Eau de Lubin is a delighful citrus fragrance—light and clear, it seems to have more in common with the more modern citruses than its 1978 introduction date would suggest. Its opening citrus accord is pleasantly imbued with some subtle but bright spice notes that are just plain endearing—almost tingly. The spice continues supporting the citrus through its attractive and subtle dry down. The longevity is somewhat poor but acceptable because it is not the kind of fragrance that normally has much longevity. Eau de Lubin is a wonderful little fragrance—too bad it’s discontinued.
Eau de Lubin was a fantastic fragrance which sadly left the market place in the late 80's. I am not sure which came first, Annik Goutal's l'Eau Hadrian or Lubin, but someone was sharing recipes !! Who knows how Lubin managed to stretch out the longevity of lemons in this scent, but it dries down to a very pretty, warm musk with a hint of spice and lemon. You could buy it in huge bottles too. Even Harrods stocked it :) Classy.