Part of the “Talismania Collection’, a collection of olfactive talismans inspired by heroes, adventurers, and mythical figures. Upper Ten represents the strength of willpower in every person. And this scent stands for that of ultimate success. No one, before they changed the world, had imagined a New Civilization born solely of audacity. 10 000 men had, one morning, like millions of others, left their homelands for freedom. They had no hope of return. But unlike their fellow travellers, the dreams these men carried were larger than life. Dreading no obstacle, fearing nothing and standing with confidance, they would celebrate every moment throughout their lives. Within 100 years, they built a country where nothing is set forever: the United States of America. They became: The “Upper Ten”.
Top: Bergamot, Cardamom, Bay Rose, Saffron, Juniper Berry
Middle: Cinnamon, Geranium Essence, Leather, Peach, Orange Blossom
Base: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, White Musk
HOW IT WEARS
We find that Upper Ten lasts a fair 8 hours on our skin, and we find the opening to be aromatic and warm – the perfect blend of Cinnamon, Saffron and Juniper Berry. The sweetness from the Peach mingles beautifully with the Bay Rose as the dry down allows the rich and bold Woody notes to shine through.
Upper Ten is refined and exudes upper class glamour. There is a hint of cigar smoke and leather that meets with a slight hit of a sweet and floral duet. It reminds me of a person of prestige reclining in a leather arm chair, having a cigar with the windows open wide, allowing the breeze to carry through the flowers from the garden. Of course with a touch of Juniper Berries, because we still want to seem cool, calm and collected.
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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