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L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu Eau de Toilette

by L'Artisan Parfumeur

Price: £83.00 (£182.82 / kg) & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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Size: 100 ml
100 ml
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  • Eau de Toilette
  • A vibrant woody floral inspired by ancient Malian rituals
  • Pink pepper, karo-karoundé, vetiver
  • 100 ml bottle
  • From L'Artisan Parfumeur Paris

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Product Description

Size: 100 ml

Product Description

Timbuktu is a totally original and vibrant perfume, inspired by a journey to Mali in West Africa by perfumer Betrand Duchaufour. A study of contrasts in its exotic African roots and innate French sophistication, Timbuktu takes inspiration from the fragrance ritual Wusulan used by generations of Malian women to scent their hair and skin. Potent blends of flower roots, balms and spices are thought to bring love and sensuality into the lives of these heavenly scented women. This takes perfumery back to its roots as the word perfume translates literally as per fumum or through smoke, offering up combinations of scented balms and resins to the gods above. Timbuktu has piquant notes of green mango and creamy karo-karoundé flower to balance the pink pepper, cardamom, and vetiver. Cloaked in smoke from papyrus wood, incense and patchouli, this sensual and airy scent is beautifully ancient yet profoundly modern.

Product details

Size: 100 ml
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 6.4 cm ; 95 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: 011015008
  • ASIN: B002KN0Q4A
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 July 2011
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Africa in a Bottle <3 21 Aug 2011
By Moustafa Eid - Published on Amazon.com
Size Name:50 ml
For years I've searched high and low for a perfume that remotely resembled the fragrance worn by West African women that I work with. Whenever I ask them what they wear, I'm always told they burn an incense in their home which clings to their clothes, etc.

Today I found Timbuktu and it smells exactly like the gorgeous West African women I know. It's a wonderful combination of spices, woods, smoke, and powder. It's earthy, mysterious, and elegant. I will admit that at first it's a bit overwhelming, but if you give it a little time, it dries down into a true masterpiece.

This is the first time I've smelled fragrances from L'Artisan Parfumeur, and I'm completely impressed. No one could have created a fragrance like this without spending time within the Mali culture, and I have a true respect for that. I consider myself an Africanist and have *finally* found my signature scent. Thrilled!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sex in a bottle 14 Aug 2010
By Bridget Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
Size Name:50 ml
this is spicy, yet elegant and feminine. my new signature scent. in love with it. truly in love. my other favorite perfume is j'adore by dior so this is a nice alternative to switch it up. very sexy.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars for b.o. 22 Oct 2013
By ackdo - Published on Amazon.com
Size Name:100 ml|Verified Purchase
was given this perfume/cologne by a girlfriend. was somewhat indifferent when i first used it, but it has grown on me. it is now a daily routine.
5.0 out of 5 stars it is an excellent product, unusual and nothing out there smells quite ... 2 July 2014
By Formos - Published on Amazon.com
Size Name:100 ml|Verified Purchase
The perfume came on time,it is an excellent product ,unusual and nothing out there smells quite like it.This is my second time buying it.It was packaged nicely thanks Mary Formosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly 3 Jun 2014
By Brian P. Ahlstrom - Published on Amazon.com
Size Name:100 ml|Verified Purchase
pricey, but worth it. A gentle mix of smokey musk and bright tones, with extreme staying power. caution: not suitable for all skin types
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