Black Jade, Lubin

Black Jade, Lubin.
The original Black Jade, called ‘Jardin Secret’ was created in 1787 just for Queen Marie Antoinette by royal perfumer Jean-Louis Fargeon, to whom Pierre Francois Lubin was apprenticed.  On the eve of her departure to the Conciergerie, the queen entrusted the Duchess de Tourzel with her last vial of perfume, which she had worn around her neck. The duchess survived the revolution and, in her memoirs, spoke of the shiny black vial as a talisman. Over the generations, the family came to call it “jade noir,” or black jade.
Galbanum, bergamot and cardamom provide a fresh prelude to the rose and jasmine heart notes, enhanced by a hint of incense and cinnamon. The amber base, anchored in exotic woods, Indian sandalwood and patchouli, is arrayed in vanilla and Tonka bean.

Photo courtesy of scentofself.com

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