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Idole Lubin for men

Idole Lubin for men
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“Set the jungle on fire with a woody liqueur rich in scorching spices, as sweet as sugar cane, and as warm as leather”.
Olivia Giacobetti

In my island refuge, the senses are omnipotent. The islanders drink rum and are massaged with balmy oils. I invite you, from the deck of a ship charged with precious woods, to contemplate the stars in the sky, resting your head on a soft leather bag that will be your only possession. A captivating feline creature with obsidian eyes revealed it to me just when I thought it was forgotten, or lost, or simply a dream… Only she could give fragrance to this new world called Lubin.

“From the shores of East Africa to the Sunda islands, from Zanzibar to Macassar, on the maritime spice routes, for centuries, nomadic people have set out, all sails to the wind, to face the storms…

…This bottle is the sail of a felucca, full with the swift sea breeze, taking away a wooden idol by night, the symbol of a nomadic people”.
Serge Mansau Idole was launched in 2005.

Perfume rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 405 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Rum Saffron Bitter Orange Caraway

Middle Notes
Ebony Sugar Cane Palm Tree

Base Notes
Leather Red Sandalwood

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Idole Eau de Parfum
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Idole Fragrance Reviews

alpa
alpa

ورزن ادوتویلت این عطر رو کجا میشه نهیه کرد کسی سراغ داره لطفا اطلاع بده
با تشکر

Jul
11
2016
RJ Watson
RJ Watson

This is a beautiful Olivia Giacobetti creation for Lubin. I'm surprised how many fragrances I own which were signed by her (Safran Troublant, Philosykos, and now this) but looking at her work, there's certain thread to her scents. Each fragrance, while certainly different from each other, are very transparent, easy-to-read without being pedestrian, made with top notch raw materials, and have a natural feel to them - regardless of what may be in the actual formula.

With Idole (the edt), I sense a sweet dark rum in the top notes, along with orange peel + saffron, a melange of gentle spices (cinnamon, clove, etc.), sugar cane and sandalwood. I'm sure there's more stuff going in here that my nose can't readily identify but that's my impression of the entire affair.

Personally, I love it. I will cherish my bottle.

Apr
04
2016
MYUSIF
MYUSIF

" افريقيا الجميلة "
آيدول من لوبان / اصدار 2005 / مصمم الزجاجة : سيرجيو مانساو
الأنف : اوليفيا بياغوتي

شراب الروم – الزعفران – الكمون الاسود- الكراوية- قشر البرتقال –– اللبان – الدوم - الصندل الاحمر

همسات بياغوتي العطرية

لم تغيب فكرة هذا العطر عن مخيلتي فهو رحلة عبر الزمن للشرق الافريقي وجزره الساحرة من سيشيل الى مدغشقر مرورا بزنجبار وازدهار طريق التوابل وتجار التوابل العرب قديما .كما صرحت دار لوبان باريس فالعطر تجسيد لرائحة جزر الشرق الأفريقي البعيدة الغنية بخيرات التوابل.

القناع الأفريقي الذي يزين مقدمة العطر ذكرني ب سوق المشغولات الأبنوسية والجلدية في السوق الأفرنجي في الخرطوم ، هذه التماثيل والأقنعة تمثل كل إثنية أفريقية ولكل قبيلة قصص وحكايات وأساطير ترويها من خلال تماثيلها وأقنعتها الخاصة بها مثل قبيلة الماسايا التي تمجد جمال المرأة طويلة العنق من خلال التماثيل، كذلك القبائل النيلية مثل الدينكا.

افتتاحية آيدول مثيرة للإهتمام فهي مزيج رطب حار عشبي مع الباتشولي والكثير من التوابل الحلوة كالكراوية والزعفران والكمون ، ولمسة بوزية من شراب الروم ذو النفاذية العالية والطابع البخوري السكري (العنبر الروسي)، الزعفران اضاف لمسة سويتية ترابية غبارية ، مع لمحة عابرة للدوم ذو الرائحة الخشبية الفروتية لم تستمر سوى لبضع لحظات

هناك تآلف وتناغم تام بين هذه المكونات المتناقضة يتحول بعدها العطر الى طيات ناعمة من الجلد محلاة بقشور البرتقال مع ظهور قاعدة عنبرية دافئة.لم الحظ كثيرا خشب الصندل على الرغم من ذكره في المكونات.عطر شرقي الملامح بجدارة وتميزت اوليفيا فيه بظبط ايقاع هذه النوتات وان كنت ارى انه سيظل انجاز عطري غير مكتمل

العطر هو احد همسات بياغوتي العطرية واعتمادها على اسلوب عطري شفاف ينبض بالحياة دون احداث صخب واضح ، كما تعودنا منها في عطر الشاي لشخصين او ما يعرف ب تي فور تو  وعطر فليسكوس لديبتيك المتفرد برائحة التين.اوليفيا ذات رؤية واخراج فني عالى فلا غرابة انها تشغل حاليا منصب المدير الإبداعي لدار لوبان باريس.

العطر انقطع منذ فترة طويلة وحل محله عطر ايدول نسخة البرفيوم ، لم اجربها في الحقيقة ، ولقد سألني الكثير من الإخوان عن هذا العطر وانهم وجدوه بسعر مرتفع للغاية وهل يستحقه ، حسب رأيي الشخصي المتواضع فالاجابة "لا" بكل تأكيد ، الا اذا كنت من هواة جمع الزجاجات العطرية فالحق يقال الزجاجة تحفة فنية مليئة بالزخرفة وعلى شكل مركب الفلوكة القديم مزينة بالقناع الأفريقي الأبنوسي لاضفاء بعضا من الغموض.

فيما يخص الاداء العطري فجمالية الرائحة مضمونة اما بالنسبة لنواحي الثبات والفوحان فللاسف الشديد العطر يفتقر لهذه الخصائص وان لم تغب القصة والرؤية الفنية المبدعة....لا يستحق عناء البحث والسعر المرتفع.

آيدول لوبين هو فعلا رحلة رومانسية للشرق الأفريقي الى جزيرة مدغشقر العملاقة وانتهاء ب سيشيل الساحرة في قلب المحيط الهندى.

الى اللقاء.

6.5/10

Feb
20
2016
weaselize
weaselize

Idole edt is good stuff. A fantastic rum/orange scent that smells really authentique and deep.
I,ve tried the edp also but this one is just better whilst the edp is also great, no doubt about that.
It has a bit of sweetness and it gets more woody and leathery when time passes but the rum and orange note never leaves. It,s like you,re hanging your nose into a bottle of orangey rum.
This scent is very well made that even friends of mine that are not into perfumes even liked it very much.
The bottle and the scent are a piece of art.
The performance is just perfect. Not to loud (the way it should be) but still there never disturbing.
Great scent and masterpiece!

Jul
25
2015
acidnbase
acidnbase

It took me a while to really appreciate the beauty of this scent.. I have the EdT and initially i thought it's too harsh and very spicy for my liking but i enjoyed it after few full wearings.. Idole starts off with very boozy accord of rum, followed by a woody and spicy phase and dries down basically to saffron and leather.. I gotta wear it more though but it's perfect for colder weather.. By the way, the bottle is just amazing, it's an art piece itself..

Jul
19
2015
atlaseetschristmas
atlaseetschristmas

This is definitely the superior version of Lubin's masterpiece Idole. While the EDP is fantastic, it is less defined and comes across more like a loud, thick sweet/smoky winter fragrance. At points, it feels like the EDP's rum/incense combination kind of steps on the toes of the other subtle notes in the fragrance. The EDT is much more dynamic and wearable. While the deep, sweet rum is still there, the leather, woods, orange, and saffron are all much easier to detect and as such the drydown on this smells considerably more masculine (good call on lubin for making the EDP unisex!), complex, and compelling. It starts out with a blast of rum and subtle citrus. Very evocative of a nice high quality mixed drink. It's pretty unique and atypical for a personal fragrance, that is until the drydown when it becomes remarkably accessible. Smoldering yet smooth ebony provides a nice woody base, a strong and noticeable leather adds some masculine kick and the saffron adds some interesting spicy nuance to the whole thing. It works just as great in 30 degree weather as it does in 100 degree weather and as such, it's one of my most worn and favorite fragrances. I totally get the 70's connotation, but by no means does it smell dated. In a way it evokes the endearingly kitschy, masculine, pimp-esque suaveness of a 70's action b-movie hero in the best way possible. If any of that sounds even slightly appealing, you owe it to yourself to track down some of the Idole EDT.

It Performs just as good as the EDP and is much more wearable, interesting, and unique. (also, the bottle is much better in my opinion!)

9.5/10

Jul
06
2015
marioslg3
marioslg3

Bought this today as a gift from the local representative of Lublin in Limassol, Dora Theophilou haute parfumerie.....which I thank very much for their present.
A day before that I tried bentley intense....the two perfumes have similarities but Lubin is deeper and of higher quality. I love the rum note, the smoky leather and the smell of ebony wood. On the paper during the dry down, turns a bit soapy but woody as well. Will try it on the skin for several days and see...you pay more actually but you buy more. The bottle is magnificent.
A lot of perfumes have similarities among them but always always you pay you get what you pay....nothing cheap can be compared to the quality of a niche perfume but you have to be in the game to see the differences. For the inexperienced nose, everything seems linear and same....and there is no reason to pay more....but this is not true. The others around you smell the difference.

Feb
05
2015
Cochlea
Cochlea

Idole is a beautiful, exotic spicy scent!
The opening is dry cinnamon with a hint of orange and the caraway. The rum is also very strong, it is beautiful, dark, sweet and warm blended with heavy saffron. I can also sense orange undertone after a period of time. After a time I sense a very dark fruit stew infused with rum note as well. There is a tinge of a cooling note underneath the rum. Idole is becoming richer, smoky, and a bit woody from the incense and the blend of ebony and sandalwood. The saffron still makes its presence known underneath the notes. I don't get any leather, it is so well-blended for my nose. The drydown is almost like a blend of sweet rum and sandalwood.

It is very rare for me to go through the sample vial. Idole, the cool bottle and the warm, sensual fragrance, belongs in my collection.

Feb
02
2015
boulouboulou
boulouboulou

Comforting rum vibe.

Very well done, IMHO better than Jubilation by Amouage. Kind of boozy at the begining and then sets to a skin scent, nice and cozy, a bit 70's revisited. Something like a 007 careebean / cuban style.
Simple yet pleasurable.

Jan
28
2015
muzzbait
muzzbait

a form of 'serge noire' by serge lutens, for mine...

the accord struck by the teak, rum, leather and saffron is amazing. gives off a *slight* sweaty/lived-in vibe, but i like that. for me, serge noire is a little nicer, but both can exist side-by-side on my bathroom vanity chest shelf. though i do prefer the cinnamon spiciness of serge, i must say...

this one is amazing, too...

Jan
21
2015
archivist
archivist

The perils of reading reviews: I was getting along just fine with Idole until I read that it smells like Southern Comfort, which immediately clicked for me and now I can't unsmell it! Southern Comfort and a touch of Ben-Gay liniment, even.

Oct
30
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

The opening of Idole is pleasant, compelling and intriguing, showing a rich, thick, humid herbal-spicy blend with patchouli, dense and "dark" flowers (carnation, rose), a lot – I mean it: a lot - of spices (caraway, red pepper, saffron) and a sort of subtle "candied" and resinous fruity feel à la Arabie by Lutens, all supported by a woody-mossy base comprising sandalwood perhaps, and a peculiar contrasting balsamic-menthol note juxtaposed to an invigorating and rich boozy note. All wrapped up in a golden, warm, spicy-resinous amber aura. In short, a warm, brownish spicy-woody bomb with boozy, earthy, balsamic nuances. Quite dynamic and peculiar indeed, a lot of contrasts going on, but all works perfectly and smoothly. The woody accord emerges better after a while, shortly becoming the "center" of the fragrance together with spices and booze, and it is indeed a good and - again - peculiar smell: it's a really dark, exotic, spicy, mysterious, aromatic woody accord, at the same time soft, mellow, slightly salty, with a subtle yet intoxicating resemblance to the smell of warm, slightly sweaty human skin, completed by a thin and austere layer of dark leather. It reminds me of a scent I sadly can't remember, but I am sure "out there" there is at least another scent much similar to this one (I admit that as-is, this information is purely useless). Overall I personally find Idole fascinating and well made... for a while, until its bold (and linear, and hell persistent) spicy-woody notes starts to become a bit boring. Worthy a try for sure, though.

7,5/10

Oct
29
2014
thiefofnoses
thiefofnoses

Starts off with a very boozy accord laced with saffron however to my nose it isn't rum, but Southern Comfort! These notes take about an hour to fade into smoky woods (the ebony) with a green note which I assume is the palm leaf. I grew up around sugar cane and I don't get any sugar can here - rum (and Southern Comfort for that matter) are naturally sweet anyway. The base notes are woody with maybe the tiniest hint of leather.

There is a very clear transition between top, mid and base notes here and it does smell a bit retro. Unfortunately longevity, sillage and projection are below average on my skin. Lubin's marketing is often given over to hyperbole but I actually like the description in the marketing copy above.

Not a fragrance of pirates and traders on the maritime spices routes. Perhaps the fragrance of a pirate who is now governor of an island and yearns for his youth on the high seas, or an ageing rock star going to paunch with nothing to prove.

I actually prefer the EDP version and will list my reasons why in my EDP review. It's a pity they've discontinued the tribal-looking bottle and don't use it with the EDP, because I think it's pretty cool.

Sep
20
2014
gray09
gray09

I just bought a bottle of the original Eau de toilette as pictured above at Goodwood in Washington, DC. They have about 5 bottles left.

Aug
04
2014
williamvargas
williamvargas

I got a small 2 mil sample just to try this out. I have read so many great things about Idole. First spray went on my forearm., I was impressed with the aroma, a beautiful fragrance. I kept wondering about the parfum version, but I have at times found the original itself was the better fragrance imo. hard to imagine I would like that more. this would be a great scent to wear out into public on a date or even just casual like meeting friends at the local bar. luxurious and inviting, I get a warm feel. I only wish I had more of it to test it for a few different occasions. I will try this in the office, might be one that you need more space around you? Idole doesn't really remind me of anything right off ? That is probably a good thing. Idole would smell wonderful on clothing like a blazer or sweater perhaps?. The projection would be at its best. Masculine scent, but I am sure a woman could pull this off with out much of a hitch. looks to be a little tough to find. wish I would have tried this sooner :( thumbs up)!
one of these days I will get around to trying the parfum..but with this one I am in no hurry. it is frustrating when you find something you like and why they felt they needed to replace this is puzzling..

Mar
12
2014
zaetown
zaetown

I smell the rum, woods, leather, and sugar cane mostly in the dry down of idole. When I wear this it makes me feel so calm, cool, and collective when I where it. Makes me feel like I'm a player from the 70s named Leroy lol.

Feb
28
2014
Chaz1
Chaz1

platinum14
Not sure where you're located.
There are very few of these out there in original bottle like in the picture above edt.
I searched for months here in the usa and no luck.
I contacted at least 10 distributors on the Lubin website for the usa and they either don't have any in stock or never stocked it. I tried emailing the manufacture. They never returned my email probably because they don't make them anymore and have no answers. There are some bottles in australia at the David Jones Department store online. Unless you know someone in australia you trust to purchase it for you and ship, because DJ won't ship to the usa. There are several in the UK but again the international restrictions from that country won't allow any items shipped that contains any form of alcohol. I found a store in Italy and should be receiving my bottle sometime this week. Try
ProfumeriaGM on Ebay. They don't have a problem shipping it to you. You pay more for it, but i think they know because this is a rare find. I guess if you want it bad enough. I won't be using it for the juice so much. I plan to keep it as full as possible only using the juice as little as i can. I've had a sample of the new edp version and its pretty good. But i agree, they shouldn't have changed the design of the bottle. It's collectors piece.

Oct
29
2013
platinum14
platinum14

OMG
This has been on my to-buy list for a while and now, it is impossible to find! They better not bring it back in that God awful stupid looking bottle that they are now using for the EDP version.

Oct
27
2013
amir68
amir68

This is my take on Idol. Really gorgeouse scent. Well blended. Specielly when it settles down. I`m new in the game but I gotta agree with most of fragrantica community who really appriciate good works such as this beautiful scent and its presentation. I do detect slightly oud note here!!! Really unique scent. Would be a signature scent...but I really enjoy it so far

Oct
14
2013
amir68
amir68

I`ve ordered a sample from Luckyscent. Looking forward to take a sniff off it. It might be up my alley!? Cool bottle although.

Oct
12
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

Chaz1

Just double checked myself and it available at David Jones Sydney for AUD 200 for the 75ml EDT.

Oct
08
2013
Chaz1
Chaz1

Michael 1962,
Thanks for the feedback. I will check it out.
I have a small sample of the newer Idole and I like it.
I just learned that the old classic bottle is discontinued so i had to go hunting. None on Ebay except for decants in the UK. I appreciate info regarding David Jones.

Oct
08
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

Chaz1,

Idole Lubun is available in the bottle in the picture from David Jones in Castlereagh St Sydney store.check out david jones.com.au and looks under men's fragrances

Oct
08
2013
Chaz1
Chaz1

Does anyone know where I can obtain the original EDT of this one? I understand its discontinued and only available in the perfumed version in the black bottle.
I would probably like the perfumed version better but id like to have the classic bottle like in the picture above.
Any ideas, please email me.
Thank You.

Oct
08
2013
silverlook1
silverlook1

I always say this: If pirates would shower and wear perfume.. Jack Sparrow would smell like this!
This WILL be my signature scent very soon. I imagine someone of a rockstar caliber would wear it.. Leather jacket and ton of bracelets and rings. Simply not giving a damn about anything other that feeling good and have fun. This suggests a party, leaned back character cause of it's boozy rum note which reminds You of some cool drink.. and yet it doesn't say "someone here is wasted" ;)

Great fragrance.. for bold people.

P.S. It's sealed in the most beautiful and thought thru bottle that I have the privilage to own in my collection. Just by looking at the bottle You know EXACTLY what kind of vibe You're gonna get.. One truly must be an idiot if dissapointed after wanting to sniff it because of the bottle.. ;)

Sep
28
2013
Mick_Trick
Mick_Trick

First of all, respect for the bottle, love the Massai ebony style mask and shaped/surfaced bottle, just stunning presentation.

Idole opens with a rum, berry and dry spice accord. It's heady but with a transparent quality that reminds me of Duchafour's treatment of Jubiliation XXV. There is a resinous note that I read as opoponax, that lends the body a creamy warmth along with the saffron. The composition perfectly captures the east African island imagery. I see this as no way dark, but representing the sunset/dusk time, just when people are lighting bonfires on the beach. I also detect some smokey campfire notes during the heart of the fragrance which help with the imagery (perhaps the ebony note as listed). The sweetness of the sugarcane is also most apparent during the heart, as opoponax dries off. I experience a little very soft and balmy leather during the drydown.

Settles to a skin scent on me after around 4 hours and longevity can still sniff on arm after 8 hours - but it's no powerhouse for sure.

What a trip though, a beautiful fragrant experience and very evocative with lots of imagery of exotic locals, in this Olivia Giacobetti has fulfilled the brief with flair. I really like this one and am proud to add it to my collection. Great stuff.

Aug
07
2013
jht4060
jht4060

Lubin Idole is a masterful evocation of some hidden African place where ancient trees cast shadows over shaman hallowed earth. The impression starts with the bottle (get the EDT), which is in itself a small work of art, with a Masai mask cap and a full sail shape. I won't try to pull apart the notes except to say I get bits of many of the listed notes and that saffron and woods are prominent. This is one of those scents that I prefer to wallow in when I smell my wrist, turning off all thought processes and briefly entering a Zen-like state of pure experience of the moment. The rest of the time this a lovely spicy-woody scent with modest sillage and extreme longevity. It is even a safe blind buy if you like things like Yves Saint Laurent M7; Idole is a bit less sweet and it has more wood and some vetiver relative to M7.

PS Apparently the Masai mask bottle is out of production. The new bottle looks cool too, but the old one was much more distinctive.

Jun
28
2013
lwil6605
lwil6605

Amazing bottle. I can understand how people would like this fragrance but its just not in my taste. This smells like my shirt after a long seedy night out and iv'e spilt a rum&coke on myself haha ;)

Jun
16
2013
puremalt
puremalt

My signature scent. This is a very addictive and classy boozy scent. I have a lot of other scent, but this one seems to beat all the other in the butt. There are some kick ass perfumes out there like: Amouage, Chergui, Aventus and Oud-shamash, which in my opinion are the best juice in the game. However , this one stand out as being suitable signature scent. I can't believe that there is acutally just a single review on youtube on this one.

Jun
12
2013
Yerdan
Yerdan

I wish I could like this, because I'm a fan of Lubin. While being a nice fragrance, for reasons described here quite suggestively by others, there is a hyper masculine touch to it which I dislike. On me the strong saffron with leather give something animalic and sweaty. I don't know how women react to such pungent and severe leather, but as a man I can't imagine meeting another man who wears this and not think, "ow c'mon, really? boss gorilla or what?".
Anyway, I don't find it warm or comforting. A pity, because the brief spicy and boozy opening with its touch of benzoin was promising.

Mar
30
2013
AndrzejK
AndrzejK

Idole EDT is beautiful - it is rumy and sweet but also spicy and leathery. Develops beautifully on my skin and has very good sillage and longevity - in my opinion very similar to the EDP version. More leathery than EDP but also not that thick and smoky. A very rich and uncommon fragrance, suitable for any season.

Feb
20
2013
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

Originally boozy, legitimate and addictive aroma.
The rum takes care of all the fragrance with floral ligh nuances, i think it is saffron, which gives a fruity aspect appearing with something sweet, reminds me of plum.
Background with leather balances the momentum with a previous warming sandalwood, supernatural!

Feb
19
2013
benpaul12
benpaul12

A great cologne that MUST be worn by the right person, at the right time and dressed to match. While I don't think this is ultra-masculine or suited for older men, it certainly should be worn with a lot of class.

As other reviewers have said on here, after a while the sourness disappears and it becomes a warm, luxurious cologne.

Excellent.

Feb
03
2013
AmoreProfumi
AmoreProfumi

Very boozy opening indeed you immediately get a sour & sweetness from the rum note. The sourness dissipates after a while && your left with a nice mingling of just sweet rum and leather, the leather plays a nice role in this scent adding just the right amount of smokiness. It's very similar to the EDP for both it's so similar I think it's this would be just as suitable for both. Only with this one the leather is more dominant which is what makes it slightly more masc. I do also strangely find this to be stronger then the EDP the EDP being a little more delicate, lonegevity is brilliant, the sillage is a slightly above moderate which is still pretty good to me, && that bottle, look @ that bottle Lubin's bottles are works of art on their own. A wonderful scent worth the wiff, try it out!

Overall: 10/10

Dec
17
2012
d_l_esmond
d_l_esmond

Interesting, complex and surprising. I read it as hyper-masculine, maybe because of the leather-alcohol punch that opens it. In the next stage it rounds up nicely, spicy and sweet. The smoky, tobacco notes emphasis the masculine outcome. Hard to put my finger on it why, but it reminds me of the 70s, more in spirit than how actually masculine fragrances smelt like – this is how we could imagine the 70s from the 2010s.
I must add how much I love the bottle - a classic design!

Nov
01
2012
jozemo
jozemo

nice opening,exotic spicy notes,weak projection,drydown it evaporates,nice skin scent that's about it.

Aug
25
2012
Zenith
Zenith

I am always against mixing spirits but I may have to try it since I sampled Idole. The opening is warm spicy rum, and anyone who has ever enjoyed a sip of Captain Morgan Spiced Gold will probably note the similarities.

I assume the sweetness is coming from the sugarcane, but it is sweetness with character added from the leather and wood (ebony) notes, and stays throughout.

This fragrance should have a cocktail named after it, it really smells delicious. I enjoyed my sample immensely but decided it isn't for me. A high quality fragrance worth checking out.

Jun
28
2012
junglefun
junglefun

Cool bottle, great notes, but a bit of a dissappointment for me. It is a unisex fragrance, and the projection and longevity is very poor. Good scent but it's gone very quick (on me).

Feb
20
2012
samihardanian
samihardanian

A lovely perfume but depending on the time of year.
Beautiful, comforting, warm, spicy but also mellow and velvety, Idole is perfect for cold weather.Sillage and longevity are good. Highly recommended.
یک کار خاص و جالب.بوی عرق نیشکری که از آن ساطع میشود بقدری قوی است که انگاری همان چند لحظه قبلش یک بطری عرق دست ساز نیشکر را در یک میخانه قدیمی و دنج و گرم در یک محله قدیمی لندن در کنار یک دوست قدیمی نشسته باشی و آنرا تا ته خالی کرده باشی در حالیکه باران ریز و نرمی درحال باریدن است و هوای سرد و نمناک بیرون از میان درز شیشه های پنجره به سختی به داخل میخانه گرم و نرم نفوذ مینماید در حالی که از شدت دود سیگار که همچون حبابی در یک متری بالای سرتان ساکن قرار گرفته نمیتوانی تیرکهای چونی سقف میخانه را ببینی و بشماری. من که از داشتنش لذت میبرم

Sep
17
2011
Carestinus
Carestinus

Today I was standing on the street waiting for a friend to come and there were 5 young girls close to me. One of them dared to come closer and asked me: excuse me... what perfume are you wearing? it's amazing!

I tell you this true story not to boast about my sex appeal lol, but because I loved Idole right from the beginning but thought it wore so close to my skin no one would ever notice it. This happened 3 hs ago and it was sooo hot outside... I had put a little (only 2 sprays) on me and even forgot about it. When she asked me I had to think twice and said: Idole!

After this I thought : a perfumist should never reveal his/her secrets haha... but well well... next time if there is such.

About Idole... I can't say this perfume is unique or has any special features to it... but it is indeed a great perfume. Its longevity is above average... ten hours later that orangey rum is there and is sooo well done. I was worried about sillage but as I said: no need to worry, you may not smell it but people definitely do. Giacobetti's genius is shown here... you don't need a powerhouse to make a statement and Idole is by no means forgettable.

I also thought it was meant for winter time but as it isn't intrusive, I dare to say its best shows up in spring and early summer. It is so elegant and modern. Give it some time, Idole will mesmerize you.

Now my next aim is to try Olivia's Philosykos and in case it is as good as people say here, I'll become her new fan.

Sep
13
2011
Heverton
Heverton

Lubin Idole is all about a boozy rum mixed with some spicy notes, where in the middle we have saffron making it's appearance giving this fragrance the exact dose of awesomeness.
The only thumbs down is that this one has a very bad projection mixed with a not so good longevity, but since there will be an EDP version of it, perhaps they fix these issues.

Aug
10
2011
fpih
fpih

Well, it's obvious this is a 'love it or hate it' fragrance; no middle ground. It opens with a very boosy note, the rum more prominent than anything else. The 'booze' phase lasts for almost an hour and after that, the spices that have always existed in the background come to the front. I wish I could tell exactly what they are, but to me it's just spice. As it dries down the rum is still there but overshadowed by the saffron and spices and as someone else mentioned, I believe there is some patchouli there as well though it's not actually listed, along with the sandalwood. Fortunately, the orange never makes an appearence on my skin which for me is a very good thing.

This can be really heavy for the first hour but after that it settles down into a much calmer and softer scent close to skin that lasts around 6 maybe 8 hours. It is slightly reminiscent of Frapin 1270 though it's not sweet at all and also of Padparadscha and CdG Palisander. Definitely unisex in my opinion, can be worn by either man or woman with equal ease. If you like saffron & spice then you have to give it a try. Personally, as a big spice lover I find it FB worthy.

Update: I have been wearing it almost on a daily basis since I got it! This is one amazing scent that I can't get enough of but unfortunately though it doesn't last more than 5 hours tops:( I wish the bottle was smaller so I could carry it in my bag and reapply throughout the day.

Jul
05
2011
alfarom
alfarom

An African friend of mine gifted me of a small votive statue representing a young lady bringing a baby on her back. It celebrates prosperity and it's entirely carved into ebanum. It has the typical woody spicy smell that makes me think about Africa and it's exactly the same smell I get when I smell Idole.

This marvellous composition by Olivia Giacobetti opens with a boozy Rum note that evaporates very quickly leaving Ebanum, Saffron and Cumin enough space to show up. In this extremely woody and spicy phase Idole reminded me of some of the CDG classic fragrances (CDG original and White). Despite they don't share many similiarities I find them to be very close in structure, being great examples of a modern interpretation of the woody-spicy oriental theme.

The Rum note appears again in the middle phase adding a slight boozy effect that is at the same time pleasant and compelling. In the drydonw (not too distant from Eldo's Tom Of Finland) saffron and a clean leather note bring the fragrance into a very comfortable territory made of warmness and refined sophistication. Marketed as a maculine fragrance I believe it could also do miracles on a woman. Highly recommended.

Rating: 8.5/10

Jun
13
2011
Inspire0111
Inspire0111

I don't know why this instantly reminded me of Sensuous Noir (Estee Lauder). It's a very warm scent, spicy but gentle. I liked it a lot on the card. On me it kind of smelled old and stale and didn't like it at all.

Jun
12
2011
sofiii
sofiii

Idole is a something you’ll instantly like upon the first spray, if you are like me, into perfumes with warm and slightly spiciness in it, like L’Artisan’s Havana Vanilla, something sweet, vanilla-y, with some Chai Tea hint, like Etra Etro, or Tobacco Vanilla.
The start of Idole is really promising, it’s like orange in a slightly sour and dried way, with a lot of spicy hint, I think it’s the clove. The concoction makes think of orange peel jerky and gives me an instant mouth watering feeling.

Later on, it gets smokier, and somewhat reminds me of Kate Moss’ Velvet Hour for the incense-y smell, plus something creamy and spicy, like that you’ll smell from a typical cup of Chai latte. However, somewhere along the line, I smell some kind of aldehyde smell, in a Elizebeth Taylor White Diamond sweet luxury soap way, plus the smokiness.

The dry down is a total transformation from the top and middle phase, it’s like the dirty sexy rose and patchouli combo you’ll get from Midnight Poison from Dior, plus nice soft leather (it’s not an overwhelming leather here, and somehow smells quite discreet and comfy). Somehow it has some essence like that from Cabaret from Gres, the dirty clean sweat, plus rose and more.

Lovely perfume, but somehow I cannot see me wanting it, for Idole is like a combination of second rated versions of many lovely perfumes, not saying Idole isn’t nice, but it’s like if you love chocolate as it is, solid, and you love drinking milk, as it is, liquid, and not a fan of milkshakes, why bothered to put your beloved chocolate and milk together, and trying so hard to combined them together, in the existence which hinders the merit of both.

Anyway, it's still lovely to try Idole on :)

Apr
21
2011
NatWeb
NatWeb

A genuine unisex scent. Strong spicy beginning, it dies down quickly to something calmer and more wearable and muted. the woods are really elegant here.It's nice but not unique, expensive but not really worth the price. Hard to dislike.

Jan
19
2011
sfonativeboy
sfonativeboy

Rich, incense-y, and very, very mysterious.
An androgynous distinctive and distinguished scent.
A very magical potion that can cast
a love spell.. perhaps ..
Much the way the Creoles liked to do in the French Quarter of New Orleans.....
reminds me of Bourbon French Parfums VOODOO LOVE...
a deep, earthy fragrance.
A re-creation of the special potion Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau gave to her favored clients so they could gain the object of their affections.

Rum and exotic spices mingle with dark, smoky woods and leather...
you can almost hear the drums beating off in the distance...in Congo Square in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana,
just north of the French Quarter.

Voodoo warning
Is calling
Down in Limbo
Moonlight lush life
Bears strange fruit
Down in Limbo
Creole tattoo
Idole by Lubin
I think I'll buy you

Jul
22
2010
Sissi
Sissi

Grab a martini Glass light a ciger
and pour yourself a glass of Rum with a
shot of Spritzer water and be transported to a chic tiki cocktail
houseparty Circa 1959 where men in there Italian Suits Women in there Pastel floral with layers of petticoat
ala Christian Dior Givenchy heavly
Coilfed hair with High Heel stelettos
The music of 50's Exotica flows around
the house Incense of oud burns though out the night Partiers Laughing loudy
the Children with there Howdy Doody
dolls Crewcuts mary janes and bows
sleep quiely upstairs there mother goes
up to check up on them.

While downstairs the party is heating up
unbeknowst to the wife the Husband is
daliling with Attractive Women out
of the heavly smoked room a tall slender
woman with jet black hair Bettie Paige
hair style Ruby red lips and a strapless
form fitting dress with black silk gloves starts caressing the husband with
her long Red nails and when is about to
kiss him with her full red lips then
the campy fast dramatic Closeup of the
wife catching her husband cheating!
GASPS! she furiorly slaps her husband
in the face.

and your awaken from your Envisions.

Jun
09
2010
flannelman
flannelman

Absolutely stunning right from the start! The rum, bitter orange and black cumin let you know immediately you're in for a treat. It's boozy, spicy, warm and a little sweet but just enough so... I'm often cautious about cumin in fragrances, as it can sometimes feel stinky to my nose, but no such thing here. It's just right. Saffron and, I think, something peppery soon joins in and at that point there was no going back: I was hooked.

The rum then subsides and the saffron shines; the middles notes remain spicy, with the addition of a gorgeous light smokiness. There is also something fruity, rich and liquorous but always balanced.

With time, gorgeous, warm amber develops, joined by sandalwood and, at least on my skin, a very discrete leather note.

Beautiful, comforting, warm, spicy but also mellow and velvety, Idole is perfect for cold weather. It's also unisex without a doubt. Sillage and longevity are good. Highly recommended.

May
13
2009
tessture
tessture

Depending on the time of year, I get a strong, slightly sour 70s scent or an ambery resinous fragrance with some orange, smoke and sandalwood. Strange scent. Not sure what to think.

Dec
14
2008

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