Lubin Epidor was a perfume originally launched in 1912. Is this 2017 relaunch anything like the original? I highly doubt it. Anyway, this perfume is inspired by harvesting wheat and the French countryside. Glamour, non?
Epidor opens as a white floral with a sweet, sticky grape jelly. And there’s a lot of baby powder. As it wears, the jasmine and orange blossom really blooms. It’s heady with stone fruit undercurrents (like plum). As it wears, there’s an addition of a white musk. Now the base of this fragrance is a pleasant surprise. It smells just like hay and a skanky honey. It’s sweet, dry and waxy (like beeswax). None of this is listed in a note list because it’s the coumarin in the tonka bean playing off of the indoles of the jasmine. There’s a vanilla that comes across like tobacco (or like a sweet, honeyed hay).
Overall, Epidor is a powdery white floral with honey. And hay! For a perfume that brings to mind sickles and reaping grain, this is one heck of a glamorous perfume, especially one for farming!
Notes listed include plum, violet, orange blossom, jasmine, cedar, sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla. Launched in 2017. PERFUMER – Thomas Fontaine
Give Epidor a try if you like powdery white florals. Or perfumes like Dior Poison (vintage), Tableau de Parfums Loretta (discontinued), Tauer Sotta La Luna Gardenia, Cartier Le Panthere and/or Mugler Alien.
Projection and longevity are above average. In fact, I think of this as a white floral for harvest season. It’s like a white floral for when the weather is cooler…or the sort of white floral that goes well with tweed and scarves. However, I do enjoy it in the warmer weather but be warned – it projects.
Epidor comes in a few sizes with the 1.7 oz retailing for $130 at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A white floral for harvest season. It’s such a glamorous perfume for such provincial inspiration!
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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from the brand. Ingrid Bergman, 1939, pic from vintage-glamour-girls.blogspot.com.