Akkad by Lubin
Flacon Design: Serge Mansau
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Akkad is a popular perfume by Lubin for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is spicy-resinous. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin, Clary sage
Heart Notes Heart NotesElemi resin, Cardamom, Styrax, Frankincense
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Labdanum, Patchouli, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.2 (223 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (158 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (167 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (168 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 19.02.2017
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Very helpful Review    3 Awards
Akkad of Mesopotamia
Upon first spritz, I saw an empire of exotic culture and sacred rituals. If this is what the Akkadian civilization of 2150 B.C. smelled like, then those must have been luxurious times. Akkad is rich, full bodied and consistent. This is a fragrance one can become lost in. You'll find yourself transported to another time and in no hurry to return. Godly amber, iridescent resins and biblical frankincense that airs a memorable smoky quality.
Bottle 10.0/10
Sillage 5.0/10
Longevity 7.5/10
Scent 7.0/10
Helpful Review    3 Awards
A New Take on Amber Or A Replay of Old...?
Akkad opens immediately with the primary relatively sweet amber base note front and center, joined by a very subtle orange undertone. The amber remains through the heart, growing in strength and adding mild spices with the initial orange slowly giving way to a very strong frankincense note that now co-stars with the spiced amber through the dry-down, with vanilla rising from the base sweetening the scent to just shy of "too sweet". Projection is average and longevity is excellent.

Akkad is a very nice amber release from Lubin but I confess I expected a bit more. The frankincense and spiced amber combo is quite classic, and the orange undertone adds nice support early-on but I get the feeling that I have smelled this accord many times before. Adding to the mild disappointment is the amber used in Akkad is just a hair sweeter than I usually like, but it never goes completely off the deep-end, staying wearable throughout. It should be noted that the bottle used here along with its two sister releases is the same gorgeous design Idole de Lubin edp used and just like with that one it is an understatement to say the bottles are absolutely striking. I do wish the scent inside were just a tad more innovative to live up to its fine housing, but Akkad is indeed a very nice amber fragrance despite this, earning a good to very good rating of 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Lexa 42 days ago
A sacred temple filled up with amphoras where amber,incense and resins steam in obscure corners.Aromas of ancient deities,warm and sweet.+3

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