1789. is a year when French revolution started, and 10 years later, historic house of Pierre Lubin started to make perfumed ribbons, ball masks and rice powder for aristocracy. He must thank his glory to Empress Josephine and Pauline Bonaparte and after the Bourbon monarchy is restored, Lubin’s glory is about to start.

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1789. je godina početka Francuske revolucije, a 10 godina poslije, povijesna kuća Pierre Lubina počinje poslije revolucije proizvoditi mirisne vrpce, mirisne maske za bal i rižin puder za aristokraciju. Svoju slavu mora zahvaliti carici Jozefini i Paulini Bonaparte i nakon što je uspostavljena nova Bourbon monarhija, Lubinova slava počinje.

Lubin’s Le Vetiver is a perfume inspired by a snowy night in Paris while in the distance a church of Notre Damme can be seen. By the smell it doesn’t appear as heavy winter perfume, but it is inspired with winter and it is promoted as “cold” vetiver. Scent is little bit cheerful rather than smoky and wintery. Vetiver is interesting raw material because it can offer range of smells – wet and soft or tart and dry. That is actually a root which have bitter taste. Let’s return to Lubin. So, inspiration is drizzling snow in Paris in front of Notre Damme and that evokes desire for crackling fires recalling the frankincense burned in Medieval cathedrals. Back then, people came to warm up in church. Another words, this vetiver is supposed to be warm, dry and deep. In medieval times, “Le Vetiver” became legend for children, a legend about person. They were told that Le Vetiver is Celtic ghost who habits deep forest of Armorica (that is a forrest between rivers Loire and Seine), mysterious as Dionysus, savage and yet refined. He was a magician who has with breath revived nature every pring after harsh winter.
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Lubinov Le Vetiver je inspiriran snježnom noći u Parizu dok se u pozadini nazire crkva Notre Damme. Po mirisu se ne bi reklo, no, parfem je inspiriran zimom i promoviran je kao “hladan” vetiver, a miris mu je dosta vedar i nije toliko zadimljen da bi bio zimski. Vetiver je vrlo zanimljiv sastojak zato što može ponuditi raznolik miris – mokri i veseo vetiver, te može biti iznimno suh i opor. To je zapravo korijen u busenu i ima gorak okus. Da se vratimo Lubinu. Inspiracije je dakle susnježica u Parizu ispred Notre Dammea, i to budi želju za pucketavom vatrom i laganim mirisom tamjana kakav se palio u obredne svrhe za vrijeme Srednjeg vijeka. Tada su se ljudi u crkvu dolazili grijati. Drugim riječima, ovo je vetiver koji bi trebao biti topao, suh i dubok. U doba srednjeg vijeka, “le Vetiver” je postao legenda za djecu, legenda o osobi. Bilo im je rečeno kako je le Vetiver Keltski duh koji obitava u šumama Armorice (danas je to između rijeke Loire i Seine), misteriozan poput Dioniza, divljak, a opet i uglađen. On je bio mađioničar koji je svakim svojim zadahom udahnuo život prirodi svako proljeće nakon oštre zime. 
Lubin Le Vetiver uses the most precious vetiver, that is one from the Java island. By the description it appears as heavy winter perfume, but it’s not. It is a contrast to Profvmvm Roma Fumidus or any other perfume which is based on dry and tart vetiver. It’s very wearable and it shows a good balance between wet and dry vetivery suitable for all year, mostly spring, when “le Vetiver” revived nature by his breath. Opening is extremely citrusy, grapefruit and orange are intensive, almost as notes for summer perfume, but vetiver is noticeable from the start. After a while, interesting heart comes to the forth where is suptile frankincense in subtones with cloves, myrrh and pepper, and in front is vetiver. At the end is beautiful warm base with minimal powdery-resin note. A perfume is very manly and refined with a trace of savageness – soft earthy vetiver and pepper makes it that way. It’s easy wearable, citrusy (maybe too much) and luminous perfume, rather than dark and gloomy. Its balance is between dry/tart and wet/woody notes which makes it very appealing. It has all qualities to be a good perfume. Very interesting creation, but maybe it wouldn’t satisfy hard core vetiver fans.
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Lubin Le Vetiver koristi najcjenjeniji vetiver, a to je onaj s otoka Jave. Po opisu bi se dalo zaključiti kako je to teški zimski parfem, no nije, ovaj vetiver je potpuno kontrast Profvmvm Roma Fumidusu ili bilo kojem parfemu koji je baziran na suhom i oporom vetiveru. Jako je nošljiv, nije suh nego je ovo dobar balans između mokrog i suhog vetivera i prikladan je za cijelu godinu, proljeće najviše, kada je i “le Vetiver” udahnuo život prirodi. Otvaranje je iznimno citrusno, jako se osjeti grejp i naranča, skoro na granici ljetnog parfema, no vetiver je izražen od samog početka. Zatim dolazi do zanimljivog srca parfema gdje se nalazi lagani tamjan u podtonovima s klinčićem, mirtom i paprom, a naprijed je vetiver. Na kraju se osjeti topla drvena baza s minimalno puderasto-smolastom notom. Parfem je iznimno muževan i profinjen s tračkom divljaštva – to ga odaje mekani zemljani vetiver i papar. Lako je nošljiv, citrusan (možda i previše) i svijetao parfem, a nikako taman i mračan. Izbalansiran je tako da bude između suhog/oporog i mokrog/drvenog. Ima sve elemente da bude kvalitetan parfem no možda ne bi zadovoljio hard core fanove vetivera.
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My judgement (1-5): 4
Type: Woody spicy aromatic
For: all year, spring the most
Purpose: personal time, night wear, tailored, formal wear

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My name is Juraj Sotosek-Rihtarec and I am the only person that runs this BL’eauOG. BL’eauOG is the play of words meaning “blog” and “eau” which means “water” in French, allusion to “Eau de Parfum” for example, and you read it simply as “bloog”. I started my blog several years ago and I imagined it as a place where I can express my critics on the world of fine perfumes. You can find new perfume reviews, interviews, articles about the perfume and something very interesting – video campaigns I did for perfume brands and olfactive dinners which I regularly do (dinner inspired with perfumes). I studied two Masters, one in Croatia and second one in Paris, which enabled me to become the insider of the industry. Life in Paris changed my opinion about perfumes and consequently, my taste changed. I am most proud of being a TED lecturer. I hope you will enjoy this blog and my articles on perfumes.