Peach, Magnolia, Jasmine, Ylang – Ylang
Musk, Iris, Sandalwood, Amber, Tonka Bean
Lubin – Princesses De Malabar
French niche perfume brand Lubin has launched Princesses de Malabar, its newest scent. A beautifully fresh but sultry fruity floral fragrance, Princesses de Malabar is intended to pay tribute to the Nair Princesses of the Malabar coast of India, who once ruled their region as a powerful matriarchal society. According to a note from the brand, these extraordinary women “dreamed up a sophisticated, harmonious society where women held a central position. Legend has it that the lush forest of Kerala produced magnificent blue birds with golden collars to pay eternal homage to the princesses. Since then, at the end of every day, these fabulous birds have created a unique and melodious love song that is carried on a floral, musky breeze up to the heavens.” Inspired by this rare moment in history where women actually took control of their own social, economic, and political destinies, Princesses de Malabar plays potent, fierce notes like ylang, Arabian jasmine, and sour bergamot against a host of softer, more tender notes such as peach, white musk, iris, tonka, and cotton flower. The result is an exquisite dance between hard and soft, fruity and floral, thrusting and yielding. Finishing in a buttery blaze of toasty sandalwood, warm amber, and yummy tonka bean, Princesses de Malabar is an exciting fruity floral for women that recognizes the need of women to stand firmly by their convictions, as well as their need for softness, warmth, and comfort.