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One of four fragrances in Lubin’s Métalliques collection, Itasca is a variation on Lubin’s Vétiver fragrance. Itasca was inspired by childhood stories of Davy Crockett and the Native Americans with whom he shared the same love and respect for unspoiled natural America.

Itasca is named for Lake Itasca, a small glacial lake in north central Minnesota that’s the official source of the Mississippi River. In 1891 Itasca State Park was established, preserving the land, lakes and rivers in the area as they were when Native American hunters ambushed animals at watering sites, killing them with stone–tipped spears.

Itasca opens with a citrus note of honeyed, orange smelling neroli along side fresh, green, mentholated juniper berry. Both slightly bitter, they complement each other perfectly. An earthy note of ‘stinky’ marigold, a plant native to North America, appears and gives Itasca a sense of place. Mandarin sweetens and tempers the bitterness while grapefruit gives it a delicious tang. As it blooms, clove and nutmeg – two of marigolds best friends - give Itasca a spicy warmth rounding out the earthiness of the marigold. Geranium flower contributes a floral note of lovely rose. Clary sage adds an herbaceous note while Tonka bean, shows its clove aspect and adds a warm vanilla sweetness. At the base, which for me, is the best part, it gets piney, woody and resinous from red pine, cedar and balsam, their greenness heightened by vetiver and bitter myrrh all of it sweetened gently, by amber.

The drydown is dry, piney, green and aromatic with the woods mellowed out enough to allow the florals and fruits to come forward in such perfect harmony that makes Itasca such a dream to wear.   

Notes: neroli, mandarin, marigold, juniper berry, grapefruit, clove, Tonka bean, clary sage, nutmeg, geranium flowers, red pine, vetiver, cedar, incense, myrrh, balsam and amber.

Type: EdP

Parfumeur: Lucien Ferrero

Price: $5.00