Part of the “Talismania Collection’, a collection of olfactive talismans inspired by heroes, adventurers, and mythical figures. Korrigan is inspired by folklore, and of the magical spirits of the forest of the same name. In the Armorican countryside the Korrigans frolic and get up to mischief at night. They come out to harvest Juniper Berries and wild Beechnuts. Then, in dark caves, they distil barley into spellbinding spirits, spicing them with Saffron, musking them with Ambrette, and finally scenting them with Lavender. During the solstice festivals, they all drink their elixirs out of leather pouches, causing bodies and souls to capsize. Korrigan is a perfectly boozy and delicious concoction that only a magical sprite could create in the depths of the night. An intoxicating and irresistible way to satiate the thirst while also drawing intrigue from all directions.
Top: Juniper Berry, Saffron, Cognac
Middle: Lavender, Ambrette, Whisky Distillate
Base: Cedar, Oud, Leather, Vetiver, Musk
HOW IT WEARS
We were blessed with a generous 8 hours from this delicious fragrance. Gourmand from start to finish, we noticed that the scent did simmer down after a few hours, and like any good drink, only became richer with time. Opening with a smoky, boozy burst, Korrigan settles into a coffee like, nutty gourmand cocktail. Getting sweeter and creamy the milky tones with the hint of smoke and rich earthy base create the most interesting (and incredible) fusion of notes.
Boozy and creamy we can imagine (and lets be honest…we have) enjoyed many a night with the liquors that taste just like Korrigan smells. We have enjoyed these drinks at parties that sound all too similar to the tale of the Korrigans and their Solstice celebrations. With a blend of Cognac and Whiskey, spiced with Saffron and Ambrette, this fragrance oozes luxury and sublime pleasure.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Born in 1774, Pierre-Francois Lubin lived in a period thought to be the most eventful in France’s history. He began his career as a perfume apprentice at the age of 10 to the famous Jean-Louis Fargeon in 1784. During this time under Fargeon’s tutelage, Lubin came to be entrusted with the beauty recipes of the French Royal Court. Fargeon came from a dynasty of expert perfumers and was Marie Antoinette’s official fragrance supplier. Renowned as the ‘holder of the secrets of beauty of the old court of France’ and thanks to his illustrious patronage, Lubin became the favourite perfumer of many European Courts. In 1821, he became the appointed official supplier of the King of England George IV. Then, in 1823 perfumer to the great Tsar of Russia Alexander I.
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