LUBIN Princesses de Malabar EDP 100ml
On the Indian peninsula on the Malabar coast, the Nair Princesses dreamed up a sophisticated, harmonious society where women held a central position. Legend has it that the lush forest of Kerala produced magnificent blue birds with golden collars to pay eternal homage to the princesses. Since then, at the end of every day, these fabulous birds have created a unique and melodious love song that is carried on a floral, musky breeze up to the heavens.
Les Princesses de Malabar, a ladies fragrance of the “Classic” collection, comes in two sizes, 50 ml and 100 ml. It’s an “eau de parfum”, created by Delphine Thierry. A soft musky floral fragrance, it is based on Orris essence in a good proportion, which alludes to the great classics of French perfumery in the Roaring Twenties. Its fruity and almost gourmand side brings a modern twist to the note, which modernity is further enhanced by the aldehyde straight head notes. The heart of the composition boasts a voluptuous fruity/ flowery trio, a peach, jasmine and magnolia combination.
“Princesses de Malabar”, a modern though very feminine perfume, is an original scent, long lasting and easy to wear. It’s mostly targeted at the “millenials”, who will enjoy its joyful and sensual composition.
The name itself is a nod to the West Indies legend of the “Princesses of Malabar”. It’s a hint to the story of a mythical kingdom of the “Malabar coast”, which included the famous Kerala forest. There, a peaceful and refined civilization developed for centuries under the gracious helm of the “Nair” reigning queens. They would thereafter be referred to as “Princesses of Malabar” and epitomize women’s political leadership in the eyes of 18thcentury philosophers. The Malabar Coast of India was also a main source of ingredients supply for French perfumers in the 18th century.
The base ring of the cap is golden, and the top is a mixture of pink and orange shades, like a precious coral from ashore the Malabar coast, or a hint to the bright and vivid colors of the Kerala forest tropical flowers.
Top notes: cotton flower, bergamot
Heart notes: peach flesh, white magnolia, Arabian jasmine, Nosy Be ylang-ylang
Base notes: white musk, iris powder, sandalwood, sweet amber, tonka bean
Olfactory group: floral-oriental
Nose: Delphine Thierry
Creation date: 2018