Perfumer Thomas Fontaine first of all imagined a tree for Lubin, to be called “Caramel Wood”. Its sap would be sweet like English toffee, but with tangy accents of wild apple, juniper and saffron, to answer for some of its mystery. He wanted a note of leather yet appetising, smooth like a whisky cream liqueur, yet smoky, fragrant and slightly bitter like superb pure malt.
Head: Juniper berry, saffron, Cognac
Heart: Lavender, ambrette, whisky distillate
Base: Cedar, oudh, leather, vetiver, musk