From the website of Lubin....Korrigans are mystical creatures that haunt the moors of Ireland, Scotland and wales and whisk away to the folklore and legends of Celtic civilization.In the aromorican countryside they come to harvet juniper berries and wild beechnuts and forlic at night. In dark caves they distill barley into spellbinding spirits spicing them with saffron, making them with ambrette and scenting them with lavender. During the solstice festivals they dink their elixirs out of leather pouches, causing bodies and souls to capsize....
Blueberry, Saffron, Cognac, Ambrette, Lavender, Whiskey, Leather, Musk, Vetiver, Agarwood and Cedar
The house of Lubin dates back to the 18th century, founded just after the French Revolution by Pierre François Lubin at rue Sainte Anne in Paris. Since then the house has produced several perfumes to crowned heads of Europe with many a princes and princesses and emperors and queens who began to bestow trust in Lubin and his creations and eventually making this house famous all over the world. The legacy continues on till today with the release of several creations that tap into modern sensibilities as well as carry forward the age old regal charm of the brand.
Korrigan was launched as a part of the Talismania Collection that explores stories ancient mystics, woods and elves and pagan festivities set set in medeival times.
Perfumer Thomas Fontaine imagines "caramelic wood" thats creamed with warm milky facets, and brought to life with boozy-rummy ambrette. This unusual gourmand champions the milky-woody-cognac theme that is not often explored and I wonder why. The scent starts off with a sharp whiff of aged liquor, that quickly reveals a rich spicy saffron.. And as the heart is beginning to develop, very distinct "burnt wood" facets come to the front, insidious and very sharp. At this point the fragrance takes a turn to reveal this unusual heart thats laced with acrid ambery tones. What surprised me the most is that this fragrances changes quickly and drastically as it develops to reveal a dry down that's rather creamy and soft woody as all the whiskey notes fade away just as a night of festivities comes to an end and the fire that danced bright and high dies down to crackling embers, while bamly dawn approaches.
This fragrance is complex and its progression is quite rich.
Perhaps for an older man, who knows endless tales of travels, and histories of wars, who wears his beard scruffy yet clean and who loves his whiskey and leather antiquated and aged.
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