Grisette by Lubin Paris
Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Soft Floral
Perfume Author – Thomas Fontaine
Familiar figures in the streets of 19th century Paris, ‘Grisette’s’ were the youthful, fresh‑faced girls who worked in the capital’s sewing workshops. They were full of joie de vivre and wore grey calico frocks that gave them their nickname. On sunny days, when the workshop bell rang, they would rush off in pursuit of adventure in the bars of Montmartre and the guinguettes on the Marne, where they would dance to the strains of the accordion. These fun-loving creatures paired up with the bohemian students in the Latin Quarter, and provided the inspiration for the artists at Montmartre, becoming the heroines of paintings by Renoir and Manet.
Grisette is a classical composition with top notes of an armful of freshly cut roses. For the first time for decades, Lubin is using an alcolate obtained by macerating rose concrete. This preserves the most volatile notes that mingle with hints of grapefruit to give a green sensation of fresh roses. Grisette then wraps one up in powdery, woody, and spicy notes before leaving a trail of amber and vanilla.
Heart Notes – Iris, Incense
Base Notes – Cedarwood, Amber, Musk, Madagascan Vanilla
Gilles Thévenin, along with two of Paul Prot’s sons, decided to take over the brand’s destiny. Former Lubin perfumers of the 1950s and 60s joined in to help revive the House of Lubin’s unmatched olfactory style and provide the missing details to forgotten formulas. This allowed the company to renew and revive Nuit de Longchamp and Gin Fizz, among others. The House of Lubin has now regained the glory of former days. It continues to uphold its founder’s ideals, creating perfumes of the highest quality that will enchant generations to come.
The 21st century has brought the House of Lubin into its renaissance. The intricate and complex blends evoke the splendor of the royal courts perfumed by Pierre Francois in the 18th and 19th centuries, while the exotic touches allude to the founder’s fascination with far away lands and exciting discoveries. It continues to leave its mark on perfume history!