23 de abr. de 2020

Lubin Attique - Fragrance Review


At the end of 2017, the perfumery house Lubin launched a new perfume trilogy, called Evocations de Lubin. Based on what i've read the objective here seems be to focus on 2 characteristics that are very appreciated by the public that consumes niche perfumery and exclusive perfumery: minimalism in the composition and focus on the nobility of the materials involved. So much so that the new perfumes are described as characterized by their simplicity, with a focus on 2 or 3 noble materials that come together to create perfumes that evoke outdoor, long-lasting and fresh aromas at the same time.

It is important to be aware of this so that Attique makes sense, because everything that can be a weak point of its aroma as a whole is precisely related to the consistency in the execution of what the collection evokes. Attique makes a poetic allusion to the work of a Latin jurist, writer and grammarian to evoke the aroma of the fig tree and that is exactly what the perfume does from beginning to end.

I find it curious that the focus on Attique is the fig tree considering that the focus of the Evocations collection is on the use of natural materials. This is because there are no natural extractions of the fig aroma, mainly because there are substances in the natural that are dangerous to health. But what Attique does is a good synthetic reproduction of the fresh and juicy fig aroma.

In a way it refers to a benchmark of this type of composition, L'Artisan's Premier Figuer. What differentiates them is that Attique puts a greater emphasis on capturing a minty freshness that contrasts with the juicy and lactonic aroma of the fig, probably to put more emphasis on the outdoor environment that is the focus of the collection. Performance also ends up being better than L'Artisan's, however it is not a perfume that stands out for the power of its aroma. It is simple, harmonious and a good reproduction of the fresh and juicy aroma of the figs.