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Timbuktu (2004)
by L'Artisan Parfumeur

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Timbuktu information

Year of Launch2004
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 721 votes)

People and companies

HouseL'Artisan Parfumeur
PerfumerBertrand Duchaufour
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group
Parent Company at launchFox Paine & Company > Cradle Holdings

About Timbuktu

Timbuktu is a shared / unisex perfume by L'Artisan Parfumeur. The scent was launched in 2004 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour

Timbuktu fragrance notes

Reviews of Timbuktu

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had someone tell me that it smells nice but it smells like dog shampoo...that's just 1 comment.i get a lot goin on with incense, myrrh,Benzoin, and some berries. this likes to stay close to my skin
05th February, 2018
A quite extraordinary fragrance. One of the best I have ever sampled!

The similarities to Interlude Man are obvious but Timbuktu is slightly more reserved and has a dryness to it while Interlude has a sweetness. Has a voodoo like quality.


06th January, 2018 (last edited: 05th April, 2018)
This is pretty great. I experience it as a mostly vetiver-based scent, but there's this wonderful crisply-sour spine to it all, like a tamarind-zip for the nose. No idea what that is but as a result this is super. The patchouli is always only a supporting chorus, which is also pleasing. All very exotic but entirely wearable.
08th December, 2017 (last edited: 05th January, 2018)
It starts out sweet, warm spicy. In the middle I get a whiff of something different; perhaps it is the karo karounde. Towards the end I smell the patch, benzoin, and myrhh. "Beyond the basenotes", when it has really dried down, it is a slightly wood, powder-like scent.

For me, it starts out rather ordinary. As it wears on, then it becomes interesting and quite lovely. I can see why it is so popular, now that I have finally tried it.
22nd November, 2017
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26th October, 2017 (last edited: 02nd November, 2017)
Timbuktu gives me a sense of tranquility, much like burning Nag Champa incense does during my meditation.
The top notes (playful and not overwhelming mango included) make for a smooth, sweet entry but it’s the dry down where this beauty shines for me. The papyrus and frankincense play the largest part in said dry down, and the smoky aura is heavenly. It is refined, relaxing, not loud, and lasts a long while on skin and fabric. Romantic and quite addicting is this offering from L’Artisan Parfumeur.
If you are debating buying this blindly, you will not be disappointed with this one.
15th October, 2017

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Sample - Timbuktu EDT by L'Artisan Parfumeur (0.7ml Fragrance)

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Timbuktu by L'artisan Parfumeur Eau De Toilette Spray 1.7 oz For Men

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L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu EDT Eau De Toilette Spray 50ml/1.7oz Mens Cologne

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L'ARTISAN PARFUMEUR TIMBUKTU by L'Artisan Parfumeur EDT SPRAY 3.4 OZ

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L'ARTISAN PARFUMEUR TIMBUKTU by L'Artisan Parfumeur EDT SPRAY 1.7 OZ

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Timbuktu 3.4 Oz Eau De Toilette Spray By L'Artisan Parfumeur Cologne For Men

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L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu EDT Spray 100ml Men's Perfume

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L'artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu EDT Eau De Toilette Spray 21ml/0.7oz Mens Cologne

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Timbuktu By L'Artisan Parfumeur 3.4 oz / 100ml EDT Eau De Toilette Spray Men

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L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu EDT Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml Mens Cologne

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