LUBIN | Epidor
The ripe wheat swayed yesterday in the summer breeze. The blond sheaves now lie scattered on the ground and the laborers have filled their jute sacks with the golden grain. The village girls lay down their sickles, and in a shady copse, quench their thirst in the stream. They’ll dance tonight to celebrate harvest’s end. A peddler came by yesterday, and now, their skin is fragrant with orange blossom, mingling with jasmine and violet. Their rough smocks have a musky scent, and notes of fresh-cut hay and frangipane tart swirl in the air. While darkness descends upon the fields, they close their eyes for a moment, giving way to their dreams.
HOW IT WEARS
This bold fruity floral Eau de Parfum makes quite a statement on the skin, with up to 8 hours wear. With a deep and rich opening from the violet and plum notes – the violet creates a delicate depth and the plum creates a gourmand feel without without becoming too sweet. As Epidor moves through the creamy florals and settles into the skin the smooth, earthy notes come out. Epidor settles into a smooth scent (from the tonka bean) which beautifully balances the creamy, bright orange blossom.
We love that Epidor is such a fun and playful scent, but oozes elegance. With rich, contrasting notes creating a lasting impression, Epidor is not one for the faint hearted. Another winner from the Lubin house, they can do no wrong. We are immediately transported to a field during summer the scent of fruit, flowers and hay being harvested – Epidor feels rugged like the earth but refined like the French women maintaining it.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Born in 1774, Pierre-Francois Lubin lived in a period thought to be the most eventful in France’s history. He began his career as a perfume apprentice at the age of 10 to the famous Jean-Louis Fargeon in 1784. During this time under Fargeon’s tutelage, Lubin came to be entrusted with the beauty recipes of the French Royal Court. Fargeon came from a dynasty of expert perfumers and was Marie Antoinette’s official fragrance supplier. Renowned as the 'holder of the secrets of beauty of the old court of France' and thanks to his illustrious patronage, Lubin became the favourite perfumer of many European Courts. In 1821, he became the appointed official supplier of the King of England George IV. Then, in 1823, he became perfumer to the great Tsar of Russia Alexander I.