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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 734 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

A delightful woody-spicy EdT from L'Artisan Parfumeur.

Immediately from application and forward, there is a classic men's cologne vibe courtesy of the combo of vetiver, patchouli, cardamom, and papyrus wood, above all. The baies rose note is subtle, with an ever-so-slight fruity touch that's barely discernible esp. if you "look" to find them (i.e., mango and berries). There's a medium strength presence of resinous notes a la myrrh and frankincense, adding a slight smokiness in the heart that slowly unfolds over time.

This is liquefied incense stick! I feel a sense of calm and reflectiveness every time I whiff Tibuktu. It's not a loud scent, more so a slightly higher than skinscent formulation creating an air of tranquil feelings to wearer and smellers alike.
13th February, 2019
Timbuktu is like opening my mother's jewellery and fragrance cabinet, when I was a child. Inside were old documents, memorabilia from relatives, money from other countries, old bottles of perfume, jewellery. The smell of inheritance and a treasure chest.

Jun'ichiro Tanizaki writes of the sheen of antiquity and the glow of grime in his book In Praise of Shadows. For him, elegance lies in objects that have been touched many times over years. Timbuktu reminds me of this kind of muted surfaces that are somewhat gorgeous.

But, the dusty and dirty vibes tire me and leave me devitalised. I can't give this a neutral rating, it's too interesting. But I think this perfume house isn't for me.



12th February, 2019
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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
I used to love Timbuktu. I probably just about like it these days.

It's a unique fragrance for sure. It has a voodoo like quality to it. There is a slightly sweaty note that bugs me.

Overall 7/10


06th January, 2018 (last edited: 05th February, 2019)
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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