Galaor (2019)

Galaor by Lubin
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Galaor is a new and limited perfume by Lubin for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is spicy-floral. It is still in production. Limited Edition

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Thomas Fontaine

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesMyrrh, Cinnamon, Bulgarian rose
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Peru balsam, Vetiver



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Greatly helpful Review    16
This Gallic knight knows how to use his sword!
Galaor' is a difficult fragrance: a rather luxuriant rose, but what the hell: a whole bunch of roses dipped upside down in a barrel of Peruvian balsam.
To be honest, I don't know exactly how Peru balsam smells, so I have to proceed here according to the exclusion principle. Bergamot, lemon, cinnamon, myrrh, patchouli and vetiver are all recognizable to varying degrees, especially rose, but there is a dark balsamic undertone in this fragrance, which, among all the notes I know and can identify, flows through the entire fragrance like a deep organ note. My guess is that this sweetish, warm, vanilla-like, dark base note is due to the use of Peru balsam.
Bergamot and lemon accentuate the balsam with an acidic-bitter pungency, and cinnamon contributes its penetratingly pointed and dry aromas. The combination of bitter-fresh, spicy-aromatic and balsamic-floral sounds quite harmless and anything but exciting as a concept. The result, however, is a rather shrill affair: barely sprayed on, the fragrance virtually explodes and the shrill and moderating parts get into a bitter dispute. I already wished for the fragrance to be much, much quieter, more moderate, with airy accents, but 'Galaor' remains merciless and hammers on my olfactory receptors in capital letters like an obsession: LEMON, ROSE, CINNAMON, BALSAM - Bang!!!
Phew, you want to get down on your knees and admit defeat... That's what I did the first time I tested the scent: I sprayed something on my arm and had to rip it away from my nose immediately. I had not expected this olfactory fist punch. I immediately had the association of a can of hairspray aimed directly at me. I know this sounds terrible at first, but if you remember the 80s, when whole towers of hair were fixed with tons of hairspray, you'll remember how many a bathroom smelled like, in which it would have been better not to light a match - it would have blown up without a greeting. On the other hand, these sharp, sticky, shrill spray notes also had something - they were loud, colourful and literally 'breathtaking'. The sheer opposite of restrained decency - typical 80s. Exactly those loud vibes of this shrill and colourful decade are spread by 'Galaor'
Decency does not distinguish any of these Aristia fragrances anyway. They are all extremely potent specimens, and this one in particular. But unlike the others, especially the two I like best, 'Sinbad' and 'Condottiere', 'Galaor' does not persist in its presence. The fragrance is at first terribly loud, even obtrusive, but after a while it calms down and ends in warm-balmy harmony. At the same time it gets quieter and quieter, which is good, because the shrill opening is really nerve-racking. Sinbad' and 'Condottiere' don't start quite so riotously, but have much more puff and a better balance out the back.

Galaor', on the other hand, is a sanguine fragrance - lively, spirited and effervescent, but that has its charms.
Because I only discovered them during the second test. Again I sprayed it on myself, but this time I was armed against the scent attack, confronted it, penetrated to the depths: Wow, what an attack! From this scent you can understand that the Artstia series is dedicated to warlike mythical figures. According to tradition, this one was a Gallic knight who fought against the soldiers of the Western Roman Empire. If you follow the scent named after him, he knew how to wield the sword - the blow sits, instantly. At the same time, as all knights are said to have had a romantic heart and indulged in minnesong. This is where the rose comes into play, with which he presented the adored princess Briolanie, at whose court the magician Urgande was up to mischief with all kinds of balms and incense.
So much for the inspiration that 'Galaor' is intended to illustrate in a fragrant way.
In the case of 'Sinbad' and 'Condottiere' the connection with the respective legendary figures is somewhat obvious to me, but here...
Somehow I can't quite get the smoky and spicy orientalism together with the localization to Gaul. But no matter, roses are also to be found in Gaul and the oriental environment conjures up the aforementioned Urgande
Like all other Aristia fragrances, 'Galaor' is a veritable perfume. Its durability is worthy of a burdock and one spray is almost one too many. So be careful with the dosage!
If applied too much, it attacks not only its own sense of smell, but also that of everyone else and sucks the last shred of oxygen from the air in no time.
But even in economical doses, the first thing to do is to grit your teeth and go through - it gets better!
As I said, a difficult scent that sometimes fascinates me, sometimes repels me - but never leaves me cold.

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Metamorphosis of the Rose
During my weekly walk through my wonderful perfumery I got a happy surprise today - the new limited collection from Lubin, about which I had already read a lot.
After sniffing a few bottles, Galaor was the fragrance I wanted to test first.

During my first breath on the test strip I was almost blown away by fresh bergamot and I have to admit that I was deterred, as I had imagined this fragrance series to be rather oriental, spicy and mediterranean, but by no means citric. I put the scent strip aside and dedicated myself to testing other perfumes. About 5 minutes later I gave the fragrance a new try.

He had undergone such a transformation that he was hardly recognizable! The citric top note had vanished, and before me a deep, warm lake of dark rose and cinnamon spread out. The interplay reminds me of almonds and cherry. Sweet, but still deep and little flowery - a rose full of passion and abysses. Patchouly ground the scent, root the rose in cool, dry soil.

Conclusion: A fragrance with exciting change, profound and beautiful! Unfortunately I can't say anything about Sillage and durability, because I haven't worn it on myself yet.
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