A year ago I bought a bunch of L’artisan Parfumeur samples from Luckyscent.com. I paid special attention to Timbuktu, for Luca Turin praised it like it’s heaven-scent (pun intended). But you know how tiny those LuckyScent.com samples are and how soft L’artisan scents are? I thought Timbuktu was simply ok.
Today the full bottle has arrived, and I am showering myself with many sprays, I hope I can fully appreciate this scent.
Here are some excerpts from Luca’s review on Timbuktu:
[Timbuktu is probably the first true masterpiece of what, by analogy with nouvelle cuisine, I would call nouvelle parfumerie.]
[…almost infrared shimmer of woody freshness.]
[Timbuktu is the only modern fragrance that replicates, albeit by a completely different route, the bracing, euphoric freshness first bottled in 1888 by Paul Parquet as the defunct but immortal Fougere Royale.]