WHAT I SMELL: Luberon opens with a deep and earthy lavender bouquet. It starts off a bit dry, but then it is met with a light mint which sweetens and moistens the fragrance. It’s surprisingly refreshing but warm at the same time. After around 20 minutes or so, there’s almost a light layer of caramel or honey on top of the mint . After a bit more, the oakmoss starts to make its appearance, which then brings out a bit of dryness to make Luberon slightly powdered. Funny, after a while, the drydown reminds me somewhat of vintage Miss Dior. In the end, Luberon retreats to a lovely subtle dry and earthy powdered light lavender.
From the Maria Candida Gentile website:
Luberon is a composition which comes directly from the natural valleys of the south of France in spring. It carries the gently relaxing and comforting scents of this beautiful and happy region, the Luberon. The delicate fresh herbs are blended with an oak musk.
Top note: Mediterranean lavender
Heart note: May Rose
Base note: Oak Musk
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE LUBERON: comfortable, earthen, warm
BOTTOM LINE: Luberon is another solid fragrance from Maria Candida Gentile that in this case is not earth shattering, but clearly is a fragrance of quality. My one regret that as a parfum extrait, the fragrance seems to disappear on me rather quickly. However, I do notice that even though it vanishes, I do find traces of it still clinging to me in the morning.
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Aromatic, Flower, Citrus
- Nose: Maria Candida Gentile
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $165 for 30ml Parfum Extrait