L'eau Neuve by Lubin

L'eau Neuve by Lubin

It’s hard to believe that this fragrance was initially released by Lubin in the spring of 1968. Lubin created Eau Neuve to capture the feel of that dynamic nonconformist era. I’ve always believed that things that are well built are built to last. And Eau Neuve is just such an example with their reintroduction of Eau Neuve. Now, as was it was then, this is a 'eau fraiche' featuring vibrant accents of citrus and herbs, which was viewed in the 60’s as a dramatic break from the classic perfumes which seemed too steeped in tradition for the Flower Power generation at the time. This is now hands down my favorite new citrus-based fragrance. The oak moss grounds the citric notes are presented in a way that makes the whole composition seem very refined and grown-up. Not just clean and modern, but absolutely elegant and divinely French. The bright citrus notes - lemon, orange and bergamot – blended seamlessly with peppery lavender, chamomile and clary sage. There is a dose of spice and a hint of flowers and a nice base of wood, musk and oak moss. This still feels brand new. That's a perfect way to describe it. It’s fresh. It’s crisp. It’s clean. Yet there is still a lovely softness in the dry down that is quite unique even for today. Unlike some of the overly simplistic Citrus fragrances currently on the market, Eau Neuve has a subtle and complex nature that is completely sophisticated and yes, will make you feel like a “French woman” every day! The lasting power is very good for a citrus (drier skins will have to reapply after a few hours however). This is great for day time, warmer weather and makes an amazing gift for the citrus lover in your life. As always with Lubin, the bottle is equally a work of art, giving the feeling of elegance and 60’s psychedelica at the same time. Fragrance Notes: Lemon Orange, Lavandin, Bergamot, Thyme, Camomile, Jasmine Flower, Rose Petals, Clary Sage, Coriander, Marjoram, Patchouli, White Musk, Eastern Red Cedar, Mysore Sandalwood, Oakmoss Resin